I was out recording with my Sennheiser MKH-416 the other day trying to record a small dribbling stream down behind the house. On the way back up to the house I walked by and old satellite mounting post set in concrete that I had removed years ago. I thought that if I stick the microphone inside the 7 inch steel pipe I might hear something strange. I’ve hit the post before and it makes a standard metal clank so I ...More →
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 →
Post originally from Designing Sound, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Written by Miguel Isaza. Enjoy! -Frank
Where Do I Begin?
I spent a lot of time with my Grandfather when I was growing up. He was a scruffy old man that liked to keep EVERYTHING. I guess it rubbed off on me and I tend to save stuff that other people think is crazy. Some of the things I ...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.
Here is a preview with audio, photos and a little background on the making of my forthcoming SFX library called MANGLED METAL.
So here I am at the tail end of recording for my next SoundBox HD Pro library and I decided to go all out and dump some metal from the JD tractor. I set up 3 microphones, a MKH-416, Sanken CSS-5 and the stereo MKH-8040ST. I wanted to get some intense crashes with the junk metal I have around ...More →
Coming soon from The Recordist is Mangled Metal Sound Effects Library. Over 600 metal sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96k and 192k for professional sound designers. This massive collection of metal sounds includes: ripping, bending, denting, folding, crumpling, sliding, scraping, hitting, dropping, crashing, smashing, mangling and more.
Objects used in this collection were: sheetmetal roofing, air ducts, old wood stove, electric stove, solid steel bars, pipes, tin sheets, fence posts and many other odd hunks of metal.
Recorded with a Sound Devices ...More →