Bowed Cymbal 2 - Sound Effects
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Bowed Cymbal 2

Deep rumbling lows, shimmery atonal highs, gut-wrenching mids

Product Overview

Bowed Cymbal 2 is a collection of 102 sounds, pristinely recorded, edited and mastered as 96k/24bit stereo wave files. This follow up to the ever popular, original Bowed Cymbal HD library, is even more insane. David took the old, slightly cracked crash cymbal, and literally cut into it with tin snips. He then took pliers, bent up some of the cut parts, and began experimenting with bowing little bent-up tabs as well as in between tabs. The tonalities produced are almost nauseating! Deep rumbling lows, shimmery atonal highs, gut-wrenching mids – it’s a sound designer’s dream!

Recording and Editing

Fienup used a Rode NT-4, running through a Sound Devices 302, to make use of its great preamps and limiters, and then into his AVID HD Omni. Pro Tools Ultimate with HDX and Omni, as well as iZotope Rx 6 were used in the editing and mastering.

Metadata was embedded using SoundMiner HD

Track Names

Track names use the modifiers “Highs”, “Mids”, and “Lows”. While these are very technical terms for various frequencies across the spectrum, due to the broadband nature of some of these sounds, these terms are being used more to illustrate the general “feel” of the most prominent frequencies of the sample. So, these modifiers are not necessarily being used to indicate specific frequencies, but more a prominence of timbre. It’s somewhat technical-based, and somewhat perception-based. Have a listen.

Check out the track list for more details.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.

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  • Files: 102
  • Size: ~1.02 GB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 96k/24bit
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Metadata: SoundMiner
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