Sound designer and field recordist David Kamp has released a new sound library on his ShapingWaves Web shop: Letterpress (15 sounds, 2.6 gigabytes, $39).
The sound bundle captures field recordings of two rare subjects, an Original Heidelberger Tiegel letterpress built in 1969, and a Boston Pedal Tiegel constructed in 1901.
The collection will be useful to sound designers. It was recorded at 192 kHz with a variety of perspectives. The microphones used include notable low-noise choices such as a Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair and a Neumann TLM 103 pair, both set at ORTF. Also included are takes from a Barcus Berry contact microphone. The result are exceptionally clean Soundminer-embedded takes, which you can hear in the audio preview:
ShapingWaves has also created a Vimeo video to give you a sense of the mechanical motions:
Visit the Letterpress sound library shop page.
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