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    Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    I'm listening to some of Bill Brown's stuff on his web site.
    There's a particular percussive sound used in his work, that I hear in a lot of soundtracks, but I can't figure out what it is.

    Download this:
    http://www.billbrownmusic.com/soundB...o_Movie_BB.mp3

    It's from Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
    Now, from go about 50 seconds in, and you'll hear these soft orchestra hits. There's sort of a percussive non-pitched element in the hits that I can't quite place. Sort of a "click." Perhaps it's strings playing col legno but I honestly can't remember what that sounds like.

    Anybody know what that is exactly?

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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    Use this link

    Odd, why is the link being messed up?

    Code:
    http://www.billbrownmusic.com/soundBB/RTCW_Intro_Movie_BB.mp3
    Plucked strings (not the technical term).
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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIX_GURU
    Use this link

    Odd, why is the link being messed up?

    Code:
    http://www.billbrownmusic.com/soundBB/RTCW_Intro_Movie_BB.mp3
    Plucked strings (not the technical term).

    I guess the site doesn't allow deep-linking directly to the MP3's.
    You have to go to www.billbrownmusic.com and go to the music page.

    Anyway, it's not pizzicato, if that's what you meant. Pizz still has a definite pitch.
    It's more of a "click" sound. Like a big camera shutter.

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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    It's percussion, as far as I can tell. G-town has some stick samples (for free, when the site is up) that would do that really well. I assume a lib like True Strike has every type of ambient click, clak, anvil, stomp or smack that you would ever need. But if I were going to go for that sound that's what I'd use.

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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    Thud:
    "non-pitched and definite pitch"

    All sound has a pitch, a sound wave has a frequency (pitch) and an amplitude (volume) and that includes clicks cracks and thuds

    "pizzicato" Hey thats the word I was looking for, thanks.

    That link works if you copy and paste it into the browser (why I put in code form).

    I hope you find the click that meets your need.
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIX_GURU
    Thud:
    "non-pitched and definite pitch"

    All sound has a pitch, a sound wave has a frequency (pitch) and an amplitude (volume) and that includes clicks cracks and thuds
    I dare you to find the pitch of white noise.

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    Re: Slightly OT: Anybody know what this sample is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thud
    I dare you to find the pitch of white noise.
    It is 42 just like the answer to "Life the Universe and Everything".

    You can find the band in which the noise is white, at this point I think this thread has gone OT to the point of no return. The wikipedia.com on white noise was a good read (that stuff brought memories).
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
    Where I work now: http://www.blinex.com/

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