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This small sound library contains all the original CPU fan and hard disk noises emitted by the following vintage Apple MACs, each with its own unique texture. The material contains a lot of mechanical noises and different startup chimes, plus a lot of boot sequences with all the hard drives/fans spinning and whirring. I wandered around the chassis with a condenser microphone to find interesting spots for constantly evolving sound colours.
Induction coil pickups were also used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the computer components.
I recorded them a few years ago for a brilliant short movie by Alessio Fava called “Project Genesis”. Here’s the (very short) article I wrote about it:
Project Genesis, a sound design story



Here is what you get in “ACM(E)”:

Power Macintosh 4400
Power Macintosh 6400
Power Macintosh 7200
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh Mac G4
Macintosh Mac LC 475

COIL (14 items)
DRONES (14 items)

Comma-separated values file (.csv)
Excel spreadsheet (.xls)
License Agreement (.pdf)
_Extras (Photos, Credits)

Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Size: 876 MB
Download size is 686 MB (compressed .rar archive)

And one more thing: many thanks to Alessio Fava and Lorenza Negri for permission to use an original frame of the movie as the sound library cover!

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