Sound design superfreak Diego Stocco, who’s known for going to extremes to create interesting sounds, has released a free collection of creative impulse responses, Percussive Echoes Bonus.
More recently, Stocco has been creating impulse responses for creative sound design. His latest set is a free download.
“Last weekend, I went for a hike near Calabasas, recorded some sounds and decided to create a short cinematic piece,” explains Stocco. “To process the sound, I created a new set of Impulse Responses, out of those sounds I recorded on the hike and give it away for free.”
Here’s Stocco’s audio demo:
Here’s what Stocco has to say about the track and the impulse responses he used to create it:
This is a short cinematic track I made by combining percussive instruments with sounds I recorded on the Saddle Peak hike trail near Calabasas. The idea behind this track was to use sounds both in their raw and processed forms, creating a hybrid of evolving timbres and foley elements functioning as rhythmic counterparts.
FFS // Percussive Echoes Bonus is a collection of 10 impulse responses, specifically designed for the processing of beats, drum machines, real drums, percussions, beat boxing and percussive instruments. You can download it for free or “pay what you want”.
Convolution processing is typically used for creating realistic reverb, and is available as an option in many DAWs. There are also many free and commercial convolution reverbs available. If you’re not familiar with impulse responses and convolution processing, check out our interview with Stocco about it.
If you want to learn how these Impulse Responses are used in Stocco’s track, you can check out the video demo of his FFS // Rhyhtmic Convolutions” set.