Some video footage from recording the sound of black powder and regular gun powder for Explosives HD Pro SFX Library earlier this year. Black powder and gun powder are basically the same thing but gun powder comes in the smokeless type also. Enjoy! -Frank
Get ready… It’s coming very soon. More than 450 earth shaking explosions and black powder sound effects in High Definition from The Recordist. Here is a small sampling of the many recording sessions from the last 3 years. Don’t miss the blooper clip at the very end of the video!
As many of you already know I’ve been recording lots of Black Powder and other “Explosive” things. Well, here is the audio teaser and video trailer ...More →
Part 1 – The recording of Bullets HD SFX Library at the cliffs. Packed up and ready to go! This video starts after driving for 15 minutes up a steep and dusty logging road and we are almost at the top of the mountain. Getting to the recording session site is half the fun.
Part 2 – The ...
This is a prop plane engine start and run at various speeds recorded on August 11, 2012 in Sandpoint Idaho. I was 50 yards from the plane when it started up and performed some high RPM tests. It then approached and strolled on by me on it’s the way to the runway for take off. Recorded with ...More →
Image: 29 Grain .22 on the left. 40 grain .22 on the right
Earlier this year I wrote an article about recording the sound of subsonic bullets using 40 caliber ammunition and learned a lot about the physics and technical aspects of these bullets. Since then I have recorded hundreds of subsonic bullets using smaller 22 caliber ammunition. Keep in mind ...More →
I recorded this low and slow fly by at the Sandpoint airport on August 11, 2012. The Antonov An-2 is a single-engine biplane utility/agricultural aircraft designed in the USSR in 1946. This aircraft is a Polish PZL-Mielec built An-2 and was built in Poland in 1982.
The An-2 is used as a light utility transport, parachute drop aircraft, agricultural work ...More →
This is an informal test of the off-axis rejection capabilities of the Sennheiser MKH 8060 – Short Shotgun Microphone. As the official product blurb states:
“The MKH 8060 offers true and natural sound in a lightweight, rugged package. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the MKH 8060’s symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion, excellent transient response. Newly ...More →
I love the unexpected. Especially when it comes to sound effects recording. On July 26, 2012 I was down in my studio working when I felt a strong rumble. Usually a rumble around here is someone blasting rock or a distant thunder boom. This time it was long and steady. I thought… Earthquake. OK, those are rare here so I ran outside to see what was going on. I heard a metal rolling and rumble sound ...More →
A Boeing B-17 bomber “Nine-o-Nine” stopped in Sandpoint Idaho on June 25, 2012 and I was there to record the amazing sound this plane makes with the Sennheiser MKH-8040ST. It was a beautiful, sunny summer day out on the airfield. I had no idea this plane was going to be in town that day. I only found out as I was recording bullet impacts and I heard this faint rumble-drone sound. I looked up and saw a B-24 bomber heading ...More →
Recording the bullets for my new SFX library called BULLETS HD PRO has been quite an experience. So far I’ve recorded over a dozen guns from a .22 to a M-60 but nothing had sounded as cool or as strange as recording a Mossberg 590 shooting a special shell called the “Bolo”. A Bolo is two heavy duty slugs molded ...More →