Creative and unusual WAV files for your convolution reverb plugin
Using convolution reverb as a sound design tool can result in both beautiful and bizarre textures. Drifting resonations, cascading tone-peaks and blurry textures can be created with ease, and each sound is unique to the source that you are playing the effect through. Frostpoint is designed for this kind of creative sound design. It’s a pack of 113 WAV files that are handmade for use in your convolution reverb plugin of choice. These sounds are not typical hall or room sounds but are instead unusual and uncharted sound design. Load a Frostpoint file as the impulse response (IR) in your plugin and play your instrument through it; whether it be a piano, a synth or anything. What you will hear will be a new tone that can be quite unlike what your instrument sounded like originally. It’s perfect for giving a tone a unique character or for designing atmospheres and ambient pads.
Finding the right sound is made easier by the way FrostPoint is organised. There are 5 categories: Crazy, Formant, Natural, Synthetic and White Noise. As well as this, the name of each sample includes its length in seconds. This gives you a good idea of what a particular sample could be used for.