Sonomar Collection: Cymbals

1.386 files  |  43 GB

24 bit / 192 kHz BWF

Integrated descriptive metadata (in English and French)

100% Royalty Free

Add brilliance and texture to your sound design and music tracks with Sonomar Collection: Cymbals – a comprehensive toolbox of high-quality cymbal sounds created with a wide variety of cymbal types, perspectives and intensities. Design cinematic builds with rich hammer-ons. Create smooth transitions with shimmering whooshes, dramatic crashes and more.

During the recording process, the sonic qualities of 18 different cymbals were methodically captured by sound designer and recorder Thomas Brodeur and the Sonomar team. Each cymbal was carefully struck at different speeds, angles, and locations (bell, rim, bow) with wooden sticks and mallets, allowing for a wide range of tonal colors and nuances.

Over 450 unique cymbal sounds were recorded using three separate stereo pairs for a variety of distinct timbres and perspectives, resulting in over 1,300 files in total – each with a single cymbal hit or oneshot. All recordings were captured at 192kHz for endless creative possibilities in pitching and processing.

Cymbals used


16” AAX X-Plosion Crash
18” AAX X-Plosion Crash
19” AAX X-Plosion Crash
19” HHX X-Plosion Crash
18” AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash
20” AAX Iso Crash
15” AAXtreme Chinese Cymbal
17” AAXtreme Chinese Cymbal
17” HHX Stage Crash
8” Paragon Splash


11” K Custom Hybrid Splash
18” K Custom Hybrid Crash
17” K Custom Dark Crash
20” K Custom Medium Ride


14” Dark Energy MKI Hi Hat
21” Dark Energy Ride MKI
15” Giant Beat Hi Hat
24” Giant Beat Ride


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