Bowed Cymbal

For Multi-User Licensing: Please contact David Fienup via the “Contact” link on this website.

Quick Look:

  • Files: 104
  • Size: ~1.8 GB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 96k/32bit-float
  • Channels: Stereo + 4 Surround
  • Metadata: SoundMiner

Bowed Cymbal is a collection of 100 sounds, pristinely recorded, edited and mastered at 96k/32bit-float stereo wave files. In addition, Soundopolis has included 4 uniquely designed sequences mixed in 5.1 surround, to help spark your creativity in the use of this library. These sequences only use elements from this library, which are manipulated in various ways, and run through a reverberation plug-in.

The Recording David Fienup, owner of Soundopolis, was giddy with excitement to make use of his new Voice Over and Foley booth to record some new sound effects. What better way than to experiment with some old, broken cymbals he inherited from his old neighbor, former-bandmate, and friend, Intermedia Artist - Steve Joslin. Pair that with his wife’s old violin’s bow, and you get some fantastic sounds. Fienup used a Rode NT-4, running through a Sound Devices 302, to make use of its great preamps and limiters, and then into his AVID HD Omni. Pro Tools Ultimate with HDX and Omni, as well as iZotope Rx 6 were used in the editing and mastering.

Metadata was embedded using SoundMiner HD The two broken cymbals used were a Paiste Fast Crash 17”, and a Paiste Sound Edge Hi-Hat 13” Top. Check out the track list for more details. This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.

UCS Update: New purchases of Bowed Cymbal come fully equipped with UCS metadata and filenames. Previously purchased copies can also be updated.</p>

Soundminer Users: To update your old version to the new UCS metadata, create a new database, scan in your copy of the collection, change the "Manufacturer" metadata column to say 'Soundopolis' (without the quotes, and capitalize the first 'S'), select the "Database" dropdown menu, and select "Lookup Metadata from Cloud".  Once the metadata is done updating, you can select all of the files, right click on them, and select "Embed Selected".  NOTE: THIS WILL CHANGE THE FILE NAMES!!!  If this action will impact older projects that use these sounds, it is your responsibility to save a copy with the original filenames somewhere so as not to impact those projects.

Other Update Options: Below are two zip files.  One is a text file with all of the metadata generated by Soundminer.  The second is that same information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  These should help if you use a program other than Soundminer.  For directions on how to update your particular program, please consult with the manufacturer's website.  Soundopolis only uses Soundminer, and is not familiar with the metadata updating procedures of all of the other programs available.