Leaves, Raking on Grass is a collection of 20 sound effects of dry autumn leaves on grass, being raked into piles, moved, lifted, dropped, and handled in other ways.
- 20 files, 26 min 20 seconds, app. 1032 unique movements/sounds
- 96KHz 24 bit stereo wave files
- Recorded in AB-stereo configuration,
- Recorded with 2x Neumann KMR81d onto Sound Devices 788T
- Minimal processing
- Soundminer metadata-tagged
The sound effects of the Leaves, Raking on Grass Sound Pack were recorded on location with real dry leaves on grass, handled with a plastic leaf rake. The recording sessions spanned over five separate occasions between 28. October and 7. November 2019. This due to a bit of trial and error with stereo recording balancing, in conjunction with waiting for the perfect weather conditions and dryness of the leaves.
Making this product, we focused on:
Noise-free distance variations
Relevant activities/sounds are recorded both close and distant from the sound source. The close distance is 1,5 – 2.5 meters, while the distant recordings are approximately 6-7 meters away. Distance and background noise levels are a balance game in order to keep the high recording quality while not using any post-processing to remove noise. Hence the distant recordings were harder and more time-consuming to complete. Below is a simple video example, to which we’ve added takes from both the close and further away recording distances. Is the difference in sound as you’d expect?
Stereo recording with full mono capabilities
All the sound effect files in this sound pack are recorded in AB-stereo, where the two Neumann KMR81d microphones are rigged facing forward with a distance of 50 cm between them. This gives a shotgun/hyper-cardioid characteristic to the sound. Perfect mono is easily achieved by just using only one of the two channels.
We always strive to make the sound effects the best quality possible. A big part of this is minimal processing of the recorded sounds while editing and preparing the final product. Hence, only a high-pass filter is added in order to remove very low frequencies. The specific filter used is FabFilter Pro-Q minimum phase/natural phase. Sound editing and product preparation is done in REAPER.
The Final Product
Leaves, Raking on Grass Sound Effects Pack is now available in our webshop
The final product, royalty-free sound effects pack (digital download only)
Sound Pack Contents:
|Leaves, Lift and drop a few leaves, Leaf pile, Close.wav||01:00|
|Leaves, Lift and drop leaves, Leaf pile, Distant.wav||01:58|
|Leaves, Lift and drop leaves, Leaf pile, Slow, Close.wav||01:24|
|Leaves, Lift and throw down leaves, Leaf pile, Close.wav||02:28|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Fast, Close.wav||01:05|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Fast, Distant.wav||01:07|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Hit leaf pile, Close.wav||01:03|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Hit top on leaf pile, Close.wav||00:25|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Medium speed, Close.wav||01:04|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Medium speed, Distant.wav||01:08|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Rake few leaves, Close.wav||01:04|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Rake long strokes, Close.wav||01:02|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Rake short strokes, Medium speed, Close.wav||01:25|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Raking large leaf pile, Close.wav||01:10|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Raking leaf pile, Distant.wav||01:43|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Raking small leaf pile, Close.wav||01:25|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Slow, Close.wav||01:43|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Slow, Distant.wav||01:38|
|Leaves, Raking on grass, Very slow, Close.wav||01:26|
|Leaves, Strike down rake on leaf pile, Close.wav||01:02|