Thursday, November 28, 2019

TNMOC Samples

Over 180 high-quality samples with sounds recorded from historic computing devices at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park.

These samples include the sounds of the original Harwell Dekatron computer, also known as the WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell), the sound of working the Turing-Welchman Bombe machine, which was an electro-mechanical device used to break Enigma-enciphered messages, the sound of M3 Enigma machine, the sound of the Colossus, which was the world's first electronic computer with a single purpose: to help decipher the Lorenz-encrypted (Tunny) messages, and many other very impressive and special sounds.

All of these samples were recorded and kindly provided for free and unlimited use by Robert Dowell who works as a guide at TNMOC.

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You can use these samples with SoundScaper, FieldScaper or SynthScaper apps to construct unique and very atmospheric soundscapes and textures. All of these apps can use external samples for create new presets and scenes and are ideal for sound design using mechanical and environmental sounds.

Moreover the SynthScaper and SoundScaper apps have special neural network based algorithms that help you generate new presets from the specified set of samples. With this option, you can easily create an almost unlimited number of new presets, then select the most interesting and slightly tweak it to achieve the best result.


Archive zip file size about 140 Mb. Samples were compressed with lossless ALAC codec.

The best way to get these samples is to download the zip file to your Mac / PC desktop, then unpack it and use iTunes (iTunes File Share), iCloud or Dropbox to transfer these samples to your iPad or iPhone. On iPad / iPhone use system app "Files" to copy these samples to the SoundScaper, FieldScaper or SynthScaper application directory.

Or you can download this file directly to your iPad / iPhone from this site with Safari browser then unpack it with system app "Files". See more in this guide "How to manage downloads in Safari on iPadOS".

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