Recording Explosions – 11-15-2012

On November 15, 2012 I ventured up into the North Idaho mountains with Richard from Wrenco Arms and recorded some explosions. We packed the off road vehicle with only 4 microphones and a video camera or two and set up the gear in three different locations along the mountain side. We only had a few hours of daylight left by the time we arrived but we made the best of it. Here are some of the best shots from that ...

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Train Recording 3-13-2011

It’s been about 12 years since I recorded a train. When I lived in Seattle I was able to get some great recordings of all kinds of trains in many environments. When I moved to Idaho in 1997 I soon realized that trains were everywhere. North Idaho is the main Northern route from East to West. 60+ trains a day pass through here so there is always a chance to get recordings year round. I recorded many trains back in ...

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Game Audio GDC 2011 Tweet Wrap & Photo Gallery

GDC 2011 Outside the Audio SessionsMy friend Damian who runs the blog “Lost Chocolate Lab” has posted his and other tweets from GDC 2011. He has also included some great pictures of us audio peeps hanging out in the hallway between sessions. Thanks so much Damian!

From his blog: In the ephemeral stream of consciousness, it can often be hard to pin down the flow of a ...

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GDC 2011 Photos

Here are some pictures from my trip to GDC 2011. I had such a great time meeting all the folks from the Twitter Universe. I also got to see some old friends and meet some of my customers. Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my sound libraries offered here at my website. Your support is truly appreciated and I hope I can see all of you next year.

-Frank

GDC2011_FourGunsWest_0502

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

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 ...

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Fire Recording 11-07-2010

Since I could not attend the AES show this year I had nothing to do over the weekend. Really? Nah. I decided the weather was just right to get some fire recording done. I will have a more in depth blog post in December but here is what is in the audio clip:

1. Stove oil and gasoline bursts
2. Bottles of liquid fuel tossed on hot coals (one burst a hole and squirted fire all over)
3. Propane torch ignited ...

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Where Did All This Dust Come From

I decided today was the day to completely tear down my studio and get rid of the dust and spider kill that seems to be everywhere under the desk! It’s been 5 1/2 years since I set this studio up so I thought is was time. I also need to finish some wood trim and fill the spaces behind the trim. Some pics for the hell of it.

-Frank

In case you are wondering about the desk. I built it from 2 ...

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Ultimate Mud SFX Library Preview

Ultimate Mud
Here are some pics and audio clips from my Ultimate Mud SFX Library.

This one of a kind collection contains 464 slimy and wet mud sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz.

Includes: splats, splashes, drips, pours, bubbles, gurgles, movements, impacts, spooges, suction and much more.

I recorded dumping mud from my tractor, a large pail, and shovel. I also used the rubber boots to walk around and get myself stuck ...

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Extreme Home Makeover Idaho Edition

It happened again, I’m sitting on my porch enjoying a good morning cup of coffee and I hear something of in the distance. Cracking, crunching, hitting and a diesel engine. I must go record this I thought to myself so I ran inside, grabbed my gear and drove up the street a bit to where the house I recorded glass breaking in is being ripped apart by a logging claw. I was there in less than five minutes but the ...

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Ultimate Mud SFX Library Recording

As I am making the Ultimate Mud SFX Library I’m always trying to come up with new ways to create unique mud sounds. So far I’ve used my feet, shovels, my hands, buckets and logs. I decided one day last week to go bigger and better (hopefully) so it was time to get the JD tractor going and see if I could dump some mud.

It had just rained heavily for 3 days straight and my mud bog had filled back ...

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