Hard Drive Sample Library

New Sound Lab has released NSL008 Hard Drives -a new sound library that features recordings of four hard disk drives (3.5 inch – 5400 & 7200 RPM).

All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down). Additionally, each hard drive was opened up, manipulated, and ultimately destroyed to create a collection of raw, abstract and unique sounds. Found materials such as metal, cardboard, plastic, and tools were used to control the hard drive’s motor, platter, and head actuator. These sounds work especially well for creating the sounds of mechanical robot movements, electric motors, and futuristic machinery.

All sounds in this release are offered in 24bit 192khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with metadata.

Technical Specifications

  • 80 Broadcast Wave files at 24bit – 192khz (mono)
  • Library size is 1.8GB
  • All files are organized and tagged with metadata, compatible with Pro Tools, Audiofinder, Soundminer and other sound library management software
  • Metadata PDF included

You can preview the Hard Drives sound library below:

NSL008 Hard Drives is available now for US $30.

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