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Ever opened a squeaky metal gate and thought, “I want to use that sound in my music”? Well, now you can!
Various metal gate squeaks were recorded, cleaned and processed to make this genuinely useful sound-design sample library. Each sample is available as an ‘instrument’ inside our sample-based-synth VST/AU engine, Mirage – included for free.
You’ll also find 40 presets, including plucks, pads, basses and leads, ideal for soundtracks, atmosphere or adding a unique edge to any genre. The resonation caused by the gate hinges produced a surprisingly clean and consistent tone – almost similar in character to a cello.
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Beautiful sound design from a bizarre source
As a sound designer, sounds in your everyday life sometimes perk your ears up. A metal gate squeaking was one for me. I discovered that aspects of the sound had a very clean and consistent pitch. By employing in-the-box processing techniques, and the features of Mirage, I wanted to see if it was possible to create a genuinely useful instrument from this single sound source.
Perfectly tuned and playable across the whole keyboard
Each recording was cleaned up and tuned to a musical pitch so that it could be used as an 'instrument'. Some samples were also further processed with granular synths and effects.
Two kinds of gates were recorded, a small garden gate and a large, heavy farm gate. Both fully metal, including the hinges. By slowly opening the gate, long consistent-pitch squeaks could be drawn out; these recordings are the core of Squeaky Gate.
Intriguing instruments for IDM, soundtracks and atmospheres
Create playable string-like pads and textures, synthy plucks and resonating basses with Squeaky Gate. This tool is designed to be something genuinely useful that you can reach for when you want to add an intriguing organic-synth hybrid type sound to your track. The 40 included presets have been categorised and appropriately named - ready for you to instantly use in your production.
This product is powered by Mirage (included free), FrozenPlain’s VST/AU sampler engine
Once Mirage is opened up in your DAW, you’ll see all of your powered-by-Mirage products ready to click on and use instantly. There’s no subscription or log-in procedure, just instant access to the sounds and presets.
Mirage allows for up to three different sounds to be controlled separately and layered together. The layers in Mirage have the following controls unique to them: pitch, volume and pan, filter, volume envelope, LFO, EQ, sample loop settings and MIDI settings. These controls facilitate an incredible amount of manipulation over the original sound source.