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BOOM Library Cannons Construction Kit
BOOM Library Cannons Construction Kit


The BOOM Library Cannons, with 15 different accurate-to-the-era cannons, is the most comprehensive cannon library ever to be released on the market. High-quality, 26-channel recordings of fort-smashing bombards, high-angled mortars, 16-pounder frigate loads, and more, these cannon blasts, impacts, and flybys are indispensable components of any sound design for any film or game action sequence set in the late medieval to early modern periods. Not just for cannon blasts, they can also be used to give trailer sound design and general explosions a much heavier punch.  The Construction Kit includes the entirety of each cannon’s action, from blast to impact, as well as other mechanical noises, impacts, and fly-bys.



What’s inside

Included sounds – keywords

action, artillery, attack, ball, bomb, breaking, concrete, crisp, crushing, debris, detonation, dynamic, echo, explosion, firing, gear, gritty, heavy, historic, impact, mechanical, metal, microphone, movement, noise, object, plate, rattling, recorder, resonant, rock, rolling, rumble, sand, scrap, shot, single, splash, spray, squeak, steel, stomp, surface, texture, tonal, transient, water, wide, wood

Cannons Construction Kit


Included in the Construction Kit is the entirety of the cannon’s action, from blast to impact. There is a huge variety of Foley recording for impact materials that could be needed in any cannon battle scenario, including water, sand, stone, rock, wood, sails, dirt, and more.

The sounds were captured on a hill-top near a forest; the natural outdoor reverb providing ultra-crisp and full tails. With our array of modern mics – including shotguns to omnidirectional mics in AB, XY, ORTF configurations plus Ambisonics and ORTF 3D spatial audio setups – we were able to capture every sound in their full, rich intensity.


Across the smoky battlefield, cannons reign supreme. These high-quality sounds don’t include just the 26 channels of raw blasting power, but also the mechanical noises, impacts, and flybys (group shots) – everything you need for total audio realism in your production, whether it’s a film, game, or podcast. With the Construction Kit there are 8 variations for each cannon, and a sampling of a range of cannons of different sizes and types.


Recorded at a military base and an archery range, the hillside settings provided the perfect natural reverbs for these cannon blasts. Though with many sounds you might want a dry recording, with cannons (and other firearms) a nice, appropriate tail ensures it has a measure of realism.


Designed, Construction Kit, Bundle – What’s The Difference?


A CONSTRUCTION KIT generally contains thousands of sounds as raw as possible and only as processed as needed for a specific topic, perfectly organized to make it easy for you to use them. Carefully selected, those sounds give you all the freedom and possibilities you need to design your own sounds within the given topic from scratch. For some topics it is difficult to provide recordings only, so you will find some pre-processed or synthesizer based sounds in those collections as well, but still only basic material, since we don’t want to offer it compressed to the maximum or similarly mutated. After all, the CONSTRUCTION KIT serves as such for ourselves, namely in the following process of creating the respective DESIGNED collection.


The DESIGNED collections feature fully designed sounds which originate from the CONSTRUCTION KIT stock. The sounds are of a specific topic and ready to use: mixed, processed, compressed, mastered etc. They can be easily put into all kind of projects, for example trailers, commercials, movies, TV shows and so forth or used as in-game sounds. This collection provides a quick and easy workflow and you can still use those sounds as a basic and layer, stretch or otherwise adjust them to suit your specific needs.


The bundle is the best option as it contains both, the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT at a reduced price.



What we recorded

Creating such an extensive library of cannons is no easy thing. Accurate-to-the-era replicas had to be found, along with spaces that allowed the intense work that we needed to do. Luckily, the locations we found – a military base and an archery range – provided the perfect environment for our recording needs, creating the right reverb tails for any cannons featured in quality productions.

Cannons included:

  • 16-pounder
  • 18-pounder
  • 30-pounder
  • Bombard
  • Burgundian 62
  • 60 Caliber
  • Carronade
  • Culverin
  • Demi-cannon
  • Falconet
  • Long Gun
  • Loshult Arrow Gun
  • Mortar 45
  • Mortar 66
  • Mortar 80

But that’s not all. In the Construction Kit, we’ve also included fly-bys and impacts.

Impact materials included:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Rock
  • Stone
  • Sail
  • Water
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Cloth
  • Debris
  • And more!

What makes Cannons special?

This cannon library stands alone as the most extensive of its kind. There are no other libraries out there that come loaded with such a long list of cannons, mechanical sounds, flybys, and impacts. All cannon blasts were made using accurate replicas – a necessity, since using original-period pieces would mean warped steel or other flaws leading to an inaccurate sound. Using replicas, the blasts sound just like they would have during their use.


We used a 26-channel microphone system to record CANNONS. This wide placement allows you to put the point of view almost anywhere in relation to the firing cannon. The 26 distinct channels are only available in the Construction Kit. In the Designed edition, we used various combinations of the 26-channel array to craft ready-to-use sounds in a variety of styles.


With so many available channels in your DAW, you can blend the various microphones to get the precise effect you’re looking for. For example: Do you need a more mechanical sound? Simply boost the mic’s recording the mechanical aspects. Need something with more distance? The Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic captured the sound from 100 meters away. With this set up, you have unlimited sonic possibilities.

Tech Specs

Size2.07 GB
Content Info
FormatWAV – 24bit – 96kHz / Windows + Mac


Compatible Software

This BOOM Library of medieval melee weapon sounds comes as WAV files, meaning you can import and work with them in any software that can handle this file type. Here are the most common audio and video editing software tools that work perfectly with our sound FX

Audio Software

  • Logic Pro
  • Cubase
  • Nuendo
  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools
  • Reaper

Video Editing Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • After Effects
  • Vegas Pro
  • Media Composer

Rich Metadata Embedded

To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata like file description & keywords to quickly find the sounds you’re looking for. Metadata can be read and processed by audio management tools. Some digital audio workstations feature an included search tool that can also read embedded metadata. Here are the most common audio management tools:

  • Soundminer
  • Basehead
  • Soundly

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