As I was cleaning up the yard after years of Ultimate debris from making all the Ultimate sound effects collections I tried to move a 55 gallon barrel drum that has been sitting around for the last year or so. To my surprise it was half full of water. I assume the water had dripped in from the 3 inch hole on the top over the winter and spring. I found out that as I moved it the water sloshed ...More →
Recording is underway for Ultimate Rockslide II Sound Effects Library. I traveled back to the site where a majority of the first library was recorded. This time I was armed with a Sennheiser MKH-8040 and a few new ideas for rock sound effects.
VIDEO: There is no fancy music and I quickly synced the recorded sound effects with the video. It’s all SFX!
The last time I was crawling around on ...More →
Every year these birds come to hatch and raise their young in a little bird house in my back yard. So far I have seen two of the birds feeding bugs to the young. They do this from first light until dark. That’s dedication!
Last year I witnessed the kids “leaving the nest” for the first time. I just happened to be walking by on my way back ...More →
I like to stay home…
I really wanted to stay home on the 4th of July and goof around the ranch. So much for that idea. After some serious debating on whether or not I wanted to brave the traffic in town I decided that since the massive new highway bypass was to be completed by the same time next year that it was a good idea to ...
June 27, 2011 – Sagle, Idaho USA – Every year the county grades the dirt roads here in North Idaho after the spring run-off from the mountains. I heard the grader pass by the house so I went down to the dirt road below my ranch and here is some of what I recorded.
These BIG machines sound really cool. Diesel engines, air hoses, dirt scraping and high speed passes with the ...More →
Over the weekend of June 26, 2011 I strayed off the path of finishing the Mangled Metal SFX Library and started recording for the Ultimate Concrete 2 HD Ultra collection. I saw the concrete just sitting there after a metal session and decided that while I was set up I might as well get some new concrete sounds at 24B/192K with the Sennhesier 8040ST rig.
This first video is after dropping concrete debris and some fresh cinderblocks.
Testing, testing, 1,2,3… This is just a test. Today I took some time out from the recording and editing of my next Ultimate library and strapped a microphone to the back of my John Deere 4110 tractor and drove around the ranch to see what I could learn. I usually only record breaking and burning stuff so this is relatively new to me. I used my AT 835-ST mic for reasons unknown except if it fell off I would not ...More →