Water splashes North Idaho style! It’s no wonder we have our share of it way up here because North Idaho has one of the largest fresh-water aquifers in the country. This collection is a diverse and soaking wet collection of 344 water splash sound effects from many exhausting recording sessions over the last 3 years. Recorded and mastered at 24-Bit 96k this unique library will ...More →
Ultimate Fire Sound Effects Library: December 15, 2010. Wanna play with fire?
Ultimate Fire Sound Effects Library
|The Ultimate Fire Sound Effects Library contains 583 scorching hot royalty free fire sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz and 192kHz. Bursts, whooshes, torches, flamethrowers, candles, matches, forest fires, burning brush, bushes, chemicals, camp stoves ...|
Below are some audio clips of these and some other events that I “happened” upon this year. One cool spontaneous session was in my brother’s barn. There was an old aluminum boat inside, and I banged the front (I don’t know boat-speak very well) of the boat with a mic inside and under, as well as recording scratching finger nails along the top. Another spontaneous session “happened” after I was recording my SUV on a remote mountain top development road. ...More →
Last week we got a huge amount of snow. The street I live on is a really well maintained road for North Idaho and the plow trucks had been zooming uo and down the road to keep it clear. Still, this did not prevent some considerable snow pack to form on the road by the local traffic. It had been really cold during the snow fall and then it warmed up a bit to make the icy snow pack even ...More →
Designing Sound has published an Interview with me. We talked about several things, including my career, the tools I use, creativity, gaming, sound effects recording and more. Check it out:
Designing Sound: Frank, please tell us how you started in sound design and describe the evolution of your career.
Frank Bry: My career in sound design has been an evolution, a progression, and a series of events that finally led to sound effects recording and design. My ...
Here is my teaser video for my next Ultimate SFX library. This video was really a gas to make (No pun intended). I re-lived all those scorching hot moments standing within 4 feet of large fire bursts, massive slash piles burning and white hot embers while trying not to melt my microphone. Sometimes I smelled the smoke as I was editing the audio and video. Very strange brain tricks happening. Ahhh, I really love the smell of kerosene also! Not.
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One of the things I’ve always wanted to record was the sound of the snow falling off the towering Fir trees here in North Idaho. For the last 15 years I’ve tried many times but the conditions were always terrible. There was usually too much wind or the trees were wet and dripping or it was just plain impossible to get clean recordings. Over this past Thanksgiving weekend the conditions were perfect. Over a 3 day period 18 inches of ...More →
For the past few days it has been incredibly cold for this time of year in North Idaho. Along with this cold came some very strong winds and blowing snow from Canada. With temperatures at 1 degree above zero and a wind chill of -25 degrees below zero, recording was going to be a challenge. I had a chance to record some of this wind and snow over a two day period.
The first part of the audio demonstration was recorded ...More →
This is the second installment for a series of blog posts following my recording of a new library I am releasing soon called Ultimate Fire. Last week I posted pictures and video of recording a traditional torch. This week shows me dumping various flammable liquids on a bed of coals that had burned quietly overnight.
I’ve been recording fire for this collection since 2007. So far I’ve recorded 10 gigabytes of raw material for this collection. I started out with small ...More →
For what I hope is the final session for Ultimate Fire SFX I recorded some old fashioned torches. I had a minor goofball moment when the top of the first torch flew off and hit the side of the garage. All is well and I got some fantastic flame whooshes.
To contruct these torches I gathered together a broom stick shaft, rake handle, old towels, wire and kerosene. I made 3 sizes: small, medium and large. I ...More →