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:
Power Macintosh 4400
Power Macintosh 6400
Power Macintosh 7200
Macintosh Mac G4
Macintosh Mac LC 475
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:
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.
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!
Here is what you get in “ACM(E)”:
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)