TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions

This library features breath taking recordings of 60 massive steal and rock bursting explosions. These lethal detonations were recorded at a restricted military trainings area in a beautiful sounding abandoned valley in southern Germany. In collaboration with our blaster experts we organized over two hundred and sixty pounds of various heavy explosive substances.
To capture each blast as detailed as possible everything was recorded with up to 19 different microphone channels.

TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions

The library is available in two different formats:

TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions - Multichannel:
Includes all recorded channels carefully mastered and edited. One explosion can have up to 19 recorded channels. See channel layout list further down the page. The combined Stereo versions are included as well.

TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions - Combined 2.0 Stereo:
Includes Mastered Stereo Combinations from the multichannel recordings of each explosion. For each explosion there are three mastered stereo files available which feature the different characteristics: Distant, Medium and Character. Does not include all the recorded channels.

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Important: Before you buy you should know that the sounds sold through this website are meant for single user license only. If you need a multi user license please contact us.

Multichannel 96 kHz Version / Price: $249,00 US


• 24 Bit 96 kHz / 60 Explosions / 656 Files / Up to 19 Channels per Explosion
• Combined Stereo version included / over 7 GB when unrar´d

Combined Stereo 96 kHz Version / Price: $179 US

• 24 Bit 96 kHz / 60 Explosions / 177 Files / 3 Stereo Files per Explosion
over 2 GB when unrar´d

Important: Please understand that the download sales are final. TONSTURM can not issue product refunds for download sales. All sounds are royalty free. Before downloading please check here for the full legal license.

Recording massive explosions:

This sound pack has been in the planning for quiet a while and we finally found the perfect experts and the ideal location to make our field recording dreams finally come true. Together with Werner Meyerl who is the expert in pyrotechnics, blasting engineering and warfare clearance we have planned this challenging TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions recording session.
With this library we also had the rare opportunity to join and record military operations in addition to our scheduled explosion recordings.

This epic selection of multi channel explosion sound effects is captured using multiple microphones placed at close medium and distant perspective.Over two hundred sixty pounds of explosives have been detonated for this recording session. These following explosive setups are featured in this library: TNT, PETN, ANFO, RDX, Semtex, Black Powder, Flash Powder, Det Cord, Dynamite, Gas Cartridges, Isupropanol, an Anti-Tank Mine, and even more….

Blowing up such high amounts of explosives was only possible at a restricted military area. There would be no place else where you get a permission for such insane explosive charges.
To experience them was literally a breathtaking and a lifetime experience.
TONSTURM 13 | Massive Explosions offers the purest, most powerful and punchy sounding explosion sound effects available.

Channel layout:



5.0 Surround with 5 x Sennheiser MKH 8020 omni microphones
3.0 LCR with 2 * Sennheiser MKH 8040 for LR, and 1 * Sennheiser MKH 8050 for Center
2.0 Stereo with 2 * Sennheiser MKH 8040
2.0 Stereo with 2 * Sennheiser MKH 8020
2.0 Stereo With 1 * Sony PCM D100
1.0 Mono with Neumann KMR 82
1.0 Mono with Sennheiser MKH 70
1.0 Mono with Beyerdynamik MPC66
1.0 Mono with Shure SM57
1.0 Mono with Sennheiser E602-II
1.0 Mono with Sennheiser MD 421
1.0 Mono with Sennheiser MD 211

1 * Michael Williams Tree
1 * AL-TRI-8000 LCR

1 * Sound Devices 788
2 * Sound Devices 744
1 * Sound Devices 702
1 * Sony PCM D100

All Wav sounds are thoughtfully tagged with metadata ready for use in
Soundminer, Protools, Basehead and many more!

Each rar file contains a single Folder.

BIG thanks goes to:
Werner Mayerl and his company S.A.W.A.T. Pyrotechnik