Metal Mashing Madness

In my quest for more source material for Ultimate Destruction SFX Library I took a quick trip to the local metal recycling facility to see if they would allow me to record. They were super nice and loaned me a hard hat and said “stay out of trouble” The only interesting activity they had going on was some scrap aluminum bundling. This giant machine is belt fed with scraps of metal and after they tumble down the chute into the ...

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Making the Mangled Metal SFX Library

Mangled Metal SFX Library

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 ...

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Mangled Metal SFX Library Preview

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 ...

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Mangled Metal Sound Effects Library Preview

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 ...

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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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