Elements: Ice is a collection of ice sounds recorded and edited over the 2015/2016 winter. The library is made up of more than 1500 individual ice sounds including cracks, creaks, hits, impacts, smashes, drags, stomps, splashes and water under ice ambience. The sounds have been recorded over more than 4 months in Romania and Scotland at temperatures ranging between -25C/-13F and 5C/41F. 

The library's most obvious use is as Foley elements since it covers a wide variety of ice thicknesses and performances. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used for other purposes such as gore sweeteners, glass or wood cracks, bone breaks etc.  Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

At a glance:

  • 89 .wav files ranging from 3 seconds to 8 minutes long; more than 1500 sounds in total
  • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
  • 1 hour and 26 minutes total length
  • 1.59 GB uncompressed size - 1.09 GB zip archive
  • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and Sony PCM D100 with on-board mics and JrF hydrophones
  • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer

 

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