Ultimate Ice HD Pro Sound Effects Library contains a whopping 715 cracks, impacts, scrapes, rubs, tension and icicle debris sounds. Recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz and over 4 freaking cold North Idaho winters in the making this new professional sound library will give you the chills.
Ice has tons of character depending on how cold the environment is. It can sound brittle, crunchy, solid, wet and like glass. It has many uses in audio production for video games, film and television but is most useful for keeping your beer cold.
As a naturally occurring crystalline inorganic solid with an ordered structure, ice is considered a mineral. It possesses a regular crystalline structure based on the molecule of water, which consists of a single oxygen atom covalently bonded to two hydrogen atoms, or H-O-H. However, many of the physical properties of water and ice are controlled by the formation of hydrogen bonds between adjacent oxygen and hydrogen atoms. It is a weak bond, but is critical in controlling the structure of both water and ice.
Ice is one of the sound sources I’ve Used the most in the video games I’ve worked on. Whether it was for magic spells, fantasy weapons, impacts, or ice caves, I never had enough ice source material. After spending years trying to design fresh, new ice-based sound effects using the same old library sounds, I decided it was time to create my own personal collection.
I started recording ice soon after I moved to North Idaho in 1997. Living up here in the middle of nowhere gives me the ability to record lots of ice and snow. We have six very long months of winter so I am always at the ready to run outside very early in the morning to record the latest overnight ice formations.
The ice in this collection represents my latest recordings at 24-Bit 96kHz. I hope you find these sounds as useful in your audio design as I have.
Contains the following source and actions:
– Puddles, drainage ponds, solid blocks, melting snow banks, icicles, ice sheets.
– Cracked, hit, dragged, dropped, smashed, crushed, rubbed, scraped, scooped, handled.
Sound Devices 702 – Sanken CSS-5 – Sony PCM-D1 – Coffee – Warm Boots – Warm Gloves – Carhart Jacket
|Download Size||836.4MB (1.34GB) (Updated 2022)|
|Format||Stereo/Mono BWAV – 24bit, 96kHz | Mac-Windows|
|Available As||Download Only|
|PDF Sound List||XLS Sound List|
- Ice Block: Large Block Of Ice Dropped On Wood Surface
- Ice Block: Large Block Of Ice Slide On Wood Surface, Heavy Ice And Wood Scrape
- Ice Break: Frozen Puddle: Short Ice Crack
- Ice Break: Icicles Shatter And Fall To Ground
- Ice Break: Large Ice Break, With Heavy Snap And Water Movement
- Ice Break: Large Ice Creak And Break, Squeaking Tension Rubs
- Ice Bucket, Metal: Ice Movement Large Metal Bucket
- Ice Chunk: Break, Crash, Large Piece Of Ice Breaks Apart
- Ice Chunk: Break, Crash, Medium Ice Chunk Impact, Smash
- Ice Chunk: Break, Crash, Small Piece Of Ice Breaks Apart
- Ice Chunk: Dropped Onto Ice, Small
- Ice Chunk: Heavy Piece Of Ice Movement, Impact
- Ice Chunk: Impact, Solid Piece Of Ice Impact And Slide
- Ice Chunk: Movement, Scrape, Large Piece Of Ice
- Ice Crack: Brittle Ice Crack, Small
- Ice Crack: Crunchy Ice Break Apart
- Ice Crack: Large Ice Crack, Soft Pressure Cracks
- Ice Crack: Medium Ice Crack, Break
- Ice Crack: Ripping, Brittle Ice Crack
- Ice Crack: Small Ice Puddle Crack, Some Crunchy Debris
- Ice Crack: Small Puddle Crack, Very Cold, Brittle
- Ice Crack: Thin Ice Tension Pressure, Slight Cracking
- Ice Crystals: Ice Freezing, Slight Cracking, Scraping, Hardening
- Ice Debris: Small And Medium Pieces Of Ice Debris Dropped
- Ice Impact: Ice Hit With Pick Ax
- Ice Impact: Large Chunk Of Ice Impact, Crash, Smash
- Ice Kick: Debris Pieces Kicked, Shatter
- Ice Movement: Large Chunk Of Ice Slide And Impact With Debris
- Ice Scrape: Solid Piece Of Ice Slide Across Ice
- Ice Slush: Wet Ice Puddle Scrape, Slide
- Ice Stab: Ice Stab With Metal Shovel
The Recordist Blog: Ice Puddle Recording December 2009 “I Drove up the back hill and recorded more ice puddle breaking. The temperature the night before was around 8 degrees so the ice in the puddle had re-frozen harder than yesterday. I brought the 702/CSS5 setup and dropped rocks on the ice puddle.:
The Recordist Blog: Large Ice Chunk Recording February 2010 “In February 2010 I drove up the hill behind my house once again and recorded more ice breaking. Keep in mind this “back hill” peak is actually 4000 feet above Sandpoint, Idaho. This time I found a very large water containment pond that had frozen solid when it was extremely cold back in January.”
All Images and Sounds Copyright 2010 Frank Bry – Creative Sound Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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