M1 Garand Rifle is an experimental hybrid percussion/sfx instrument designed for professional sound designers, composers, re-recording mixers and music producers. It combines the real-time playability, musicality and control of a virtual instrument with the accessibility and flexibility of a classic professional-grade sound effect library, delivered in a convenient a la cart package for easy download and integration into your workflow. The first in our Firearms series, the Soundiron SFX M1 Garand Rifle library focuses exclusively on this classic and widely used WWII military weapon, and includes the most essential sound effect elements that it produces, from 30-06 caliber gunshots (indoor /outdoor) and brass bounces on two common surfaces to a whole spectrum of mechanical M1 reloading, trigger, handling and firing action sounds. This library is designed to be your M1-in-a-Box, with everything you need in one easy solution. However, since it's recorded in a dry, neutral environment, its ready for easy mixing with other sound libraries. And as always, we explore each sound effect category in great depth, to provide an organic, non-repetitive and lifelike result that is especially ideal for video game sound design and film audio post production, or for use in more unorthodox applications, such as concert percussion. While the sounds are authentic and specific to their source for those doing period work, they can easily be manipulated and employed in any number of other ways.
The .30 Caliber M1 Garand rifle is a classic military firearm that was widely used by the United States during World War II and throughout the mid 20th century. Invented by Canadian-born John Cantius Garand, it was the first semi-automatic infantry rifle fielded widely by any nation and served as the primary infantry weapon for the US and a number of it's allies throughout the war. Primarily chambered for a .30-06 Springfield cartridge (often called “30-aught-six”), with some chambered for .308 Winchester rounds. The rifle had an internal magazine that was loaded with an En-bloc clip, most likely leading to the popularization of the improper term “clip” being applied to any detachable magazine. The slide mechanism is also well known for its tenancy to smash the thumb of the operator during reloading, requiring special care to ride the bolt forward after the clip is inserted. Following WWII, the rifle continued to see service in both the United States military and in the armed forces of a number of nations around the world well into the late 60s and 70s, with a number of regional and specialized variants, until finally being phased out in favor of the M14 carbine and M16 rifle. The M1 is still used by USMC drill teams to this day.
- 171 MB installed
- 17 Kontakt 3.5 .nki instrument presets
- 42 Bonus custom convolution reverb impulses
- Standard sfx library configuration
- 450 SFX, with ready-to-extract regions
- 21 Pre-Regioned Broadcast Wav Files, ready to extract and export
- Deep bwf metadata, including keywords
- Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
- Custom scripted user interface with full automation support