1960 Narrowboat Gardner 4LW Sound Effects Library
The 1960 British Narrowboat sound fx library features 371 clips of a Northwich trader-
class barge in 31.49 gigabytes. It gathers 21 takes from a 4-cylinder Gardner 4LW
engine producing 75 horsepower at 1500 RPM.
The sound collection includes 21 synchronized perspectives of the boat.
Microphones were mounted in the engine (7 perspectives), deck (5 perspectives), and in
the cabin to provide 29 channels of field recordings. Two additional exterior perspectives
capture passes, departures, and arrival. Also included are two hydrophone perspectives
and a stereo track of bow wash. Performed effects of hatches, doors, and horns
compliment the collection.
Every take is embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer,
BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.