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Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Create whirring electromechanical sound design with vintage analog gyroscope recordings.

62 files · 1.68 GB · Metadata
$79.00

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Featured sounds

Gyroscope, Menacing Metallic Stingers, Piercing and Ringing Pitch Bends, Overtone Ring, Building Tension, Dissonant, Shing, Unsettling, Distressing, Retro-Futuristic, Machinery

Objects · Misc

Gyroscope, Short Fast Modulating Ascending Pitch, Airy Hissing, Metallic Vibration Resonance, Tension and Intensity Builder, Friction, Hum, Whir, Dark, Eerie, Mysterious, Retro-Futuristic, Machinery

Machines · Misc

Gyroscope, Rippling Distorted Overmodulation, Pulsating Growls, Dissonant Force Collision, Energy Field Impacts, Aggressive, Intense, Deep Hum, Whir, Resonant, Retro-Futuristic, Machinery

Machines · Misc

Gyroscope, Modulated Ringing, Airy Whirring, Gentle Overmodulation on Swell, Slowly Ascending Pitch, Harmonic, Tonal, Hum, Oscillating, Wavering, Wobbling, Pulsing, Retro-Futuristic, Machinery

Machines · Misc

Gyroscope, Hollow Metallic Chamber, Smooth Friction, Rhythmic Knocking, Airy Hissing, Whirring, Trilling, Unstable Cold Fusion Reactor, Energy Field, Shield Generator, Retro-Futuristic, Machinery

Machines · Mechanism

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Overview

From the archive of legendary sound artists Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet comes one of the most unique sound libraries we’ve ever released. While working on David Lynch’s Dune (1984), Kroeber and Splet visited the UC Berkeley Physics lab to record the distinctive sounds of gyroscopes - a fascinating instrument featuring a spinning disc inside a freely rotating gimbal. These devices produce a range of whirring sounds and electromechanical tones with different pitches and textures which Kroeber and Splet captured with a portable Nagra tape recorder.

This inspiring library contains a surprising variety of material that’s perfect for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, and paranormal sound design. There are mechanical whirs, low modulated hums, distorted buzzing drones, high-pitched whines, airy presences, and even metallic resonances reminiscent of gongs and singing bowls. Many of the recordings come from a custom-built FRAP contact microphone, a high-performance transducer that captures mechanical vibrations with incredible detail.

Product details

Files/Size
62 files (1.68 GB)
Categories (UCS)
4 categories
Content list
Format
24-bit/96kHz WAV files
Compatibility
Works with any editing software or search software that supports WAV files
Credits
Ann Kroeber, Alan Splet

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