The Japan Sound Effects Collection is a series of recordings from the Kansai, Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido regions of Japan. The project was started in September 2013 by field recordist/sound designer Chris Trevino while studying Japanese at the Japan Center For Michigan Universities in Hikone, Shiga. All elements are recorded at 24-bit/96KHz. An additional 3-month recording trip was successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2015.
In addition to it's commercial value, the collection acts as a sonic time capsule of contemporary Japan. As such, the library will feature a greater depth of metadata about recording technique and location.
Post-production of the material collected during the Kickstarter in March 2015 is on-going. 300-400 hours more of material (including redudant tracks) were recorded during the crowdfunded return trip.
The three libraries in the collection center around: