“The sound you hear in the main video was an actual recording of the suppressed firearm system you see in the video,” Ben Jaszczak writes at kickstarter.com. “It gives you an idea of just how great the real deal is even with not-so-great recording equipment. In 192kHz with a seven microphone setup and a high-quality field recorder these sound effects will be a dream! Interspersed throughout the page are pictures taken during the demo recording session.” I gotta say it doesn’t sound like much—the narrator’s accent is far more more interesting—but authenticity is its own reward. And the guys raising money to create The Firearm Sound Library appear to be motivated by love, not financial liquidity . . .
We had a long, drawn-out discussion as to what prices we would set, which rewards to have, etc. In the end we realized something: we’re all poor college students…and our hope is that other poor college students like ourselves can benefit from our work. In order for that to happen, we need this library to be affordable. Extremely affordable; as affordable as it can be. That’s right…if we meet our goal, this library will become free for all to use, absolutely royalty free!
As of 9:32am on Saturday December 7 in frozen Indianapolis, the library is just 10 hours and $234 from their $7k goal. It’ll be interesting to see if TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia can put this one over the top. Here’s the list of gun recorded so far: