While recording the floodwaters here today I happened to see a train heading for town so I stopped at the Sandpoint train station and waited. A minute later the train pulls up and stops right in front of me! I did not expect this to happen as they usually just pass through town slowly on their journey. I had the microphone on a boom pole and was barely hanging on to it as it was very windy. I did not ...More →
Here is a sound recorded from inside my Tahoe SUV. I had just arrived back at the ranch when I noticed the rain and wind had really started to get heavy. I parked in my driveway and pulled out my Sony PCM D-50 and started recording. I really just wanted to get the heavy rain drop sound hitting the roof when all of a sudden the rain turned to hail and the wind really picked up.
As you can hear in ...More →
Coming soon from The Recordist: Ultimate Destruction HD Professional Sound Effects Library. High Definition sound effects gone wild. Hold on to your hat!More →
There is a first time for everything and recording bullet pass bys and impacts was a first for me. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at bullet recording but never had the knowledge or association with anyone that had a permit to use a gun suppressor. After some searching, now I do.
Here are some clips from the first recording session of a iMac being shot at with slow moving bullets shot from a suppressed Glock ...More →
Post Date: February 22, 2012
There is a first time for everything and recording bullet pass bys and impacts was a first for me. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at bullet recording but never had the knowledge or association with anyone that had a permit to use a gun suppressor. During the recording sessions for the M60 machine gun with the very experienced and amazing marksman named Richard from the local gun shop I began to inquire about what ...More →
Seems I just can’t stop. I’m obsessed with getting some wicked cool, ultimate insane over the top ice cracks and today was a good day. The last few nights it’s been 20 degrees or lower and this makes for some ice to grow on the lakes around North Idaho. At 8 AM this morning I dragged my ass out of bed and suited up for a cold recording session out in the middle of Round Lake. The sun was in ...More →
This is the second and final in a series of blog posts documenting some of my experiences recording ice for Ultimate Ice 2 HD Pro Sound Effects Library. Recorded over the last few months of 2011 and into 2012 with a Sennheiser MKH-8040ST microphone set to XY at 120 or 90 degrees.
Location: Muskrat Lake
Back in early December 2011 while I was recording trains I came across a large private lake not far from the ranch. It had been very cold ...More →
Recording Snow Sounds January 2012
The third week of January 2012 proved to be a goldmine for snow sound effects here on the ranch. The typical North Idaho winter finally arrived bringing with it lots of snow, wind and freezing temperatures.
The week started with a bunch of snow falling along with some very cold temperatures. As the winter storm progressed and the weather systems above were battling ...More →
Date: January 13, 2012
This is the first in a series of blog posts documenting my experiences recording ice for the forthcoming ULTIMATE ICE 2 HD SFX Library. Recorded during the week ending on January 13, 2011 with a Sennheiser MKH-8040ST microphone set to XY at 120 or 90 degrees depending on my mood. As I was leaving Round Lake today one of the ice fisherman yelled “See ...More →
Introducing The Recordist Newsletter. Every three months I will update you on the many projects and upcoming sound effects library products as well as other stupid crazy stories from the ranch here in North Idaho. Read on….
Thanks to you and your support, 2011 was an amazing year for me and TheRecordist.com. I released over 25 new HD sound collections, experienced things I never had experienced before and got ...More →