It’s been a year since my last recording session at the Sandpoint Idaho air show and fly in. Last year I focused mainly on engine run-ups and take-offs from the south end of the airfield. This year I decided to hang out at the north end of the runway and get pass by’s and ground taxiing as the planes landed. There were lots of different types of prop airplanes flying around including a 1928 Stearman that was not there in ...More →
This week I present a hummingbird. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a Crazy Stupid Sound but this is the first time I’ve been able to record a hummingbird up close. I was going to post about a cool sounding commercial air conditioning unit at a office complex but since this happened yesterday I changed things up a little bit and will bring it on over next week.
During ...More →
Episode 1 of Ultimate Sound Effect Library recording from the last 3 years. Over 20 minutes of field recording video sped up 500% to 4 1/2 minutes. This episode shows un-cut footage from my many recording sessions of wood, rocks and concrete. I mostly record alone so running around during the session is normal. I’m not amped on caffeine, well maybe I was during some of the sessions.
You had to be there for the normal run-time experience. Time waits for ...More →
A LONG WINTER?
My sources tell me we might be in for a long winter here in North Idaho so I thought it would be a good idea to start the firewood production process early. The wood needs some time to dry so in the heat of summer you have to get moving.
Over the years I have chopped my share of firewood. I grew up on the East coast ...More →
This is a new series at The Recordist that showcases a crazy stupid sound recorded while attempting to record serious sounds for my collections. Every week I will try find a sound I captured that is worthy of being called crazy stupid.
This week’s sound is from a session I did at the local Fish Hatchery back in May 2011. Since the lake level was low from the winter I ...More →
I was out recording with my Sennheiser MKH-416 the other day trying to record a small dribbling stream down behind the house. On the way back up to the house I walked by and old satellite mounting post set in concrete that I had removed years ago. I thought that if I stick the microphone inside the 7 inch steel pipe I might hear something strange. I’ve hit the post before and it makes a standard metal clank so I ...More →
As I was cleaning up the yard after years of Ultimate debris from making all the Ultimate sound effects collections I tried to move a 55 gallon barrel drum that has been sitting around for the last year or so. To my surprise it was half full of water. I assume the water had dripped in from the 3 inch hole on the top over the winter and spring. I found out that as I moved it the water sloshed ...More →
Recording is underway for Ultimate Rockslide II Sound Effects Library. I traveled back to the site where a majority of the first library was recorded. This time I was armed with a Sennheiser MKH-8040 and a few new ideas for rock sound effects.
VIDEO: There is no fancy music and I quickly synced the recorded sound effects with the video. It’s all SFX!
The last time I was crawling around on ...More →
Every year these birds come to hatch and raise their young in a little bird house in my back yard. So far I have seen two of the birds feeding bugs to the young. They do this from first light until dark. That’s dedication!
Last year I witnessed the kids “leaving the nest” for the first time. I just happened to be walking by on my way back ...More →
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 ...More →