Household Doors

Household Doors HD

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Quick Look:
Files: 109
Audio Clips: 649
Size: ~1.27GB unzipped
Format: WAV
Fidelity: 96k/24bit
Channels: Stereo

Household Doors HD contains a variety of residential doors, drawers and cabinets standard in a typical house. This includes heavier entryway doors, bedroom and closet doors, desks, dressers, nightstands, kitchen and bathroom cupboards and drawers, China Cabinet, French doors, bifold doors, and even toilet seat, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher doors. Included in this collection are squeaky hinges and frames, metal hardware sounds, locks and deadbolts, and an electronic deadbolt with pretty sweet button and servo sounds. I provide you with a wide variety of sounds of each object, like hard, soft, fast and slow opens and closes.

These recordings include the natural space in which they typically reside – for example, the door coming in from the garage has some echo, but a bedroom closet is nearly 100% dry. These sounds are ready to be dropped into your session, as they are pristinely recorded, edited, noise reduced, mastered, and grouped together with multiple iterations of a door type in one single audio file. Finally, the tracks were laced with Soundminer metadata for quick and easy searches.

For a complete list of door types, please reference the track list.

This library was recorded at 96k/24 bit, using my very trusty and handy Sony PCM D100 in XY configuration. The D100 was equipped with a Rycote shockmount, and, more often than not, a pistol grip for easy and flexible mic placement. Software used in the editing includes Pro Tools HD and iZotope Rx.

About the Artwork:
You may get a bit of nostalgia from the artwork. There’s a reason for that – it’s a tribute to and spoof of The Doors’ album “LA Woman”, originally conceived and designed by the infamous Carl Cossick. What can I say, I’m a bit of a dork, and a fan of The Doors! But, I’ll be checking the mail every day, waiting for a the “cease and desist” letter….

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. All tracks are delivered as 96k/24bit .wav files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.