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Boom Library Cannons Designed
Boom Library Cannons Designed


The BOOM Library Cannons Designed is a cannonade of 15 different cannons and 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.



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


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Whether needing carronades or 16-pounders for your British naval vessels hunting pirates, bombards to take out castle fortifications, or culverins to unleash an inferno against oncoming troops, this library has got it. We’ve gone further with the Designed pack to make sure that each sound is polished and ready to use.


Using the 26 channels and sound effects from the Construction Kit, we’ve designed for your immediate use 5 sets of 15 cannons with 6 variations each. Including:

  • Distant: The sound of cannons blasting somewhere in the distance through the smoke.
  • Mechanic: Cannons move and rock a lot when they go off – these include all that extra motion and are truest to the full sound of the cannon’s action.
  • Crisp: Processed to be more in-your-face than realistic, perfect for trailers and experimental uses.
  • Loud: Designed with an extra boost of volume.
  • Soft: For when you need dialogue over the cannons.


Our Designed sounds are always crafted with true drag-and-drop use in mind. Each of the 5 sets of cannon blasts should be more than enough for your production requirements, without you having to worry about any extra sound design. Combined with the Construction Kit to add the impacts, you will be fully locked and loaded for any cannon battle.


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

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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