Tortured Wood? Hell yes! We’ve spent the last month breaking wood, slamming 40kg poles into stacks of debris, throwing pallets, planks and furniture around as loudly as possible! We also tortured wood in our quiet foley room, rendering half a dozen baskets into kindling & capturing some truly nasty crunches, creaks and breaks.
Primarily captured with Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones, we also used contact mics at times (although its very difficult to keep them attached to disintegrating wood!) A note with regards to dynamics: whenever possible we have aimed to capture & deliver these sounds without limiting, to preserve their full dynamic range (if we apply heavy limiting, you cannot unlimit them). The ramifications of this, are that the sounds in this library respond well to limiting!