On November 2, 2012 I set out to record the sound of bullets being shot into a automobile. This video takes you on the journey to “crazy”. Multiple microphones were used on the session and the video demonstrates the different types of sounds the microphones produce depending on where they were placed. Some are very close up and others are further away from the SUV being shot at. Some are presented isolated and others ...More →
The house rumbled shortly before 3AM PST and yes, it woke me up. A thunderstorm was approaching from the South. This time of year I have the microphones and video camera at the ready for such events. I placed the High Definition MKH-8040ST microphones and the FlipHD camera just outside the front door and waited.
The first storm headed North and was ...More →
This is the place where you will find videos of me recording various water sound effects. I will be updating the page with the videos as I produce them. I will also write a short description about each video so you know what’s going on and why I’m recording a certain way. Get ready for crazy! -Frank
May 2, 2012
Recording the sound of emptying a 55 gallon drum filled with yucky, rusty ...
Here are two videos recorded while I was capturing the sound from a 1980 Beechcraft Baron 58P prop plane. The first video is from camera one (Sanken CSS-5 audio) that my wife kindly shot. She also took over 150 photos of the short lived action. The second video is from camera two (Sennheiser MKH-8040ST audio), my somewhat feeble attempt to get video and sound at the ...More →
Gun Recording Video Out Takes
I plan on writing a complete blog post someday about my experience and education with recording guns. For now, here is a video of out-takes from one of my first multiple gun recording sessions in October of 2010.
I must say one of the lessons I learned about recording guns is let someone else shoot the guns. I was nervous as hell at first. Between planning ...More →
Presenting Ultimate Glass Sound Effects Library. 736 glass sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz. Sounds included but not limited to: Windows, Mirrors, Bottles, Vases, Jars, Dishes, Wine Glasses, Drinking Glasses, Light Bulbs, Ornaments and Computer Screens. Not only is there the usual smashing and breaking of glass, there are many sounds made by glass that are perfect for video game and film sound design. Pitch, bend, warp and process to your heart’s delight. Over a year in the making and ...More →
Presenting the trailer video for Ultimate Wood Sound Effects Library. This massive collection of 500 wood based sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz includes: gigantic trees falling, tree bark cracks, sheets of plywood ripped apart, heavy beams dropped, logs rolling down hills, wood panel cracks and tiny branch snaps just to name a few.
This library was started in the summer of 2007 and invloved ...More →
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 →
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.
This ...More →