When scrubing a wet finger on the rim of a crystal glass, it produces a vibration of the glass at a particular frequency along with it’s harmonics acording to the shape, volume and liquid present. The bell-shape of the glass acts as a resonator. The size of the glass and the amount of water change the vibration speed, which alters the pitch. This is the subject of a new sound collection from MPSFX sound effects store.

Six different types of glasses were used: a small and a large Cognac glass, a Champagne Flute glass, two different Wine glasses, and a Ricard glass.
The sounds were recorded, edited, processed and delivered in Pro Tools at 192 kHz and 24 bits.
A pair of Sennheiser MKH8040 were used in a ORTF setup.

Here is a spectral analysis of one of the sounds. Notice the high frequency response above 20kHz, the low noise, pure tone and multiple harmonics

This demo features one edited sample of each of the glasses at 5 different speeds/pitch with no processing added. This shows the potential of extreme sound manipulation at high sample rates.

There are two delivery format for this collection:

– 46 stereo files at 192kHz (790Mb) for 25 $
– 46 stereo files at 48 kHz (211Mb) for 15 $

Here you can view selected descriptive metadata from the two versions of the collection:

Crystal Sing
1 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, long, constant 00:29.295
2 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, multiple short tail 00:16.807
3 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, long and short + tail 00:21.141
4 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, long, constant piercing 00:25.893
5 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, medium, short tail, piercing acceleration 00:12.149
6 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, multiple short rings 00:16.879
7 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Champagne, multiple longer rings, harmonics 00:17.877
8 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Large Cognac, glass many finger squeaks, deep resonance 00:16.463
9 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Large Cognac, deep, resonant, steady, pure tone 00:22.192
10 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Large Cognac, multiple low resonant rings soft tail 00:26.650
11 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Large Cognac, medium constant low 00:13.541
12 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small Cognac, ominous, constant, accelerating,long tail 00:28.069
13 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small Cognac, short, high pitch harmonic at start 00:06.597
14 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small Cognac, multiple small length ring, resonating tail 00:47.856
15 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, medium length, pure tone 00:06.458
16 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, medium length, pure tone 00:12.087
17 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, short, pure tone 00:04.144
18 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, pure tone, oscillating 00:10.618
19 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, light and small ring 00:07.381
20 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, medium, pure tone 00:05.946
21 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Ricard, medium length 00:07.674
22 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic 00:06.336
23 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, medium long 00:21.519
24 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, fast 00:10.144
25 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, short ring with tail 00:04.368
26 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, slow, light, very gentle 00:11.952
27 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, constant, resonant tail 00:08.474
28 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, multiple, high harmonic, long tail 00:19.472
29 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, slow droning 00:23.775
30 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, constant, pulse 00:20.773
31 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, short rings 00:05.541
32 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine empty, high harmonic, short, long, with tail 00:13.853
33 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine, medium length, steady singing 00:09.957
34 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine, medium length, steady singing 00:07.461
35 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine, long, steady singing 00:12.133
36 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine, multiple short, steady singing 00:15.850
37 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, Small wine, multiple finger squeak, screech 00:05.818
38 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, short ring, long tail 00:05.312
39 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, long, steady, high harmonic 00:15.845
40 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, medium, steady, high harmonic, long tail 00:13.269
41 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, long, accelerating with intensity, high harmonic, short tail 00:26.431
42 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, short, high harmonic 00:04.160
43 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, medium droning, long tail 00:09.893
44 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, multiple short rings, high harmonic, resonating, long tails 00:26.874
45 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, short resonating, long tail 00:06.021
46 CRYSTAL GLASS SING, wine, slow constant resonating, gradual acceleration 00:23.962

Price: $25.00

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