Today was an enjoyable day of producing a number of different sound effects for my library including various spinning effects. After playing a little while with a few different items I discovered that tying an old shoe string to a large washer worked the best in getting the sound I wanted. I used a Audio Technica BP-4025 stereo microphone and my portable Zoom F3 to record me spinning the washer at different speeds. So thankful for the zoom's 32bit float capability and the ease of being able to record a quiet sound and bringing it up significantly. After importing the files into Logic Pro and using some EQ/Compression I got the effects I was after. I created several different sounds including several classic Kung Fu Spinning Weapon effects and Cowboy Lasso Rope Throws.
Take a listen to one of the samples below! It's a longer spinning effect but gives you an idea of the sound I captured. These sounds will be available on AudioJungle within the next few days.
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