Scraped Cymbal




Quick Look:

  • Files: 78
  • Size: ~ 919MB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 96k/24bit
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Duration: 23min:27sec
  • Metadata: SoundMiner


Scraped Cymbal is a collection of 78 sounds, pristinely recorded, edited and mastered as 96k/24bit stereo wave files.  This companion to the Bowed Cymbal series gives you more options for your stinger attacks.  David took the old, slightly cracked crash cymbal, and literally cut into it with tin snips (picture below).  He then took pliers, bent up some of the cut parts, and began experimenting with scraping various parts of the cymbal and adjusting the microphone position.  The tonalities produced are almost nauseating!  Deep rumbling lows, shimmery atonal highs, gut-wrenching mids – it’s a sound designer’s dream!



Recording and Editing

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 9 were used in the editing and mastering.



Metadata was embedded using SoundMiner Plus.  Metadata includes: Artwork, Filename, Description, Keywords, Duration, Sample Rate/Bit Depth, FXName, Category, SubCategory, CatID, Designer, Library, Location, Manufacturer, and more.


UCS Compliant

This collection uses the Universal Category System in both the file name and the CatID metadata.  For more information about the UCS, please visit


Check out the track list for more details. 


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