Shaping Waves - Letterpress

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  • 15 sound effects
  • 24/192 kHz wav
  • 3.2 GB @ 24/192
  • 45 minutes of recordings
192 kHz sound collection of two antique German printing machines

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Shaping Waves - Letterpress

At Shaping Waves, we got our hands on two functioning vintage Letterpresses: The motorized “Original Heidelberger Tiegel” (built in 1969 by Heidelberg Schnellpressen AG) and the pedal-driven “Boston Pedal Tiegel” (built in 1901 by Emil Kahle Maschinenfabrik). We captured these two unique printing machines in 192 kHz stereo from different angles using a range of microphones (Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF, Neumann TLM 103 ORTF, Barcus Berry Stereo Contact Mic). The 15 recordings are on average 4 minutes long each and include idle, run, stop and different running speeds.



  • 1969 Heidelberger Tiegel printing press
  • 1901 Boston Pedal Tiegel printing press
  • Available for download as 24/192 kHz wav files
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