The Ultimate Concrete HD Professional Sound Effects Library contains an incredible 662 individual concrete blocks, bricks, ceramics, chimney lining sleeves, cement footers, sidewalk slabs and various debris sounds. These concrete chunks were hit, dropped, scraped, smashed and generally mangled by my JD tractor and my trusty sledgehammer. Yes, I got quite a workout!
Meticulously recorded and mastered at 24-Bit 96kHz. Over a year in the making and with multiple High Definition recorders and microphones. This is one of the most diverse collection of concrete sounds you will ever find in one sound effects library. A one of a kind collection of dusty and dirty concrete sounds ready for your destruction production.
Contains the following source and actions:
– Cinderblocks, bricks, ceramics pots, chimney liners, sidewalk slabs, cement debris.
– Dropped, hit, dragged, dumped, smashed, crushed, rubbed, broken, scraped, scooped, handled, moved.
Sound Devices 702 – Fostex FR-2 – Sony PCM-D1 – Sony PCM-D50 – Sanken CSS-5 – Audio Technica AT835-ST – John Deere 4110 Tractor – 6 pairs of contractor gloves – Sledgehammer – Parachute Cord – Oban 14 year old Single Malt Scotch
|Download Size||626.7MB (Updated 2022)|
|Format||Stereo/Mono Composite BWAV – 24bit, 96kHz | Mac-Windows|
|Available As||Download Only|
|PDF Sound List||XLS Sound List|
My photos from some of the recording sessions for my new HD Professional sound effects library. Ultimate Concrete SFX Library Pics
The story behind Ultimate Concrete:
A couple of winters ago North Idaho got more than the normal amount of snowfall. (What is normal in North Idaho?) 15 feet over the course of the winter to be exact. My garage has a metal roof that the snow would usually slide off of during the course of the winter. Well, the winter of 2008 it did not in the area around the chimney that was installed. One day it decided it was time to come down and took the top 6 feet of the chimney with it. I wish I had a recorder running, it was quite a sound.
After the spring thaw I cleaned up the mess and set the 3 sections of the chimney aside. A few months later I started thinking of ways to use the large chimney chunks for a game project I was working on. I needed some hollow rock scraping sounds and I was off dragging the chunks around the driveway, and inside the garage. As usual, I could not get enough of this chimney and decided it was time to enlist the tractor for some drops and crashes.
I found quite a few cinderblocks around the back of the barn and came up with a way to pull the chinmey sections from the raised tractor bucket down onto the pile of cinderblocks. After a while I had a bunch of crushed cinderblocks laying around and that’s when it hit me….. Ultimate Concrete.
Over the course of the next year I recorded tons of other concrete sounds. My cement sidewalk that I tore up, more cinderblocks, sledghammer impacts, scrapes, movements, etc. My favorite was recording the sidewalk slabs, and a sore back would not stop me from having a great time!
All Images and Sounds Copyright 2010 Frank Bry – Creative Sound Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.