About the Sound Effects Library

letterpress_cover_small192 kHz sound collection of two antique german printing machines.

We got our hands on two functioning vintage Letterpresses:
The motorized “Original Heidelberger Tiegel” (built in 1969 by Heidelberg Schnellpressen AG) and the pedal-driven “Boston Pedal Tiegel” (built in 1901 by Emil Kahle Maschinenfabrik).


The 15 recordings we made are on average 4 minutes long each and include idle, run, stop and different running speeds.


Number of Files: 15 High Quality WAVS
Size Unpacked: 3.2 GB
Sample Rate: 192kHz/24bit
Gear Used: We captured these two unique printing machines in 192 kHz stereo from different angles using a range of microphones (Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF, Neumann TLM 103 ORTF, Barcus Berry Stereo Contact Mic).
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