A Witness to Birds

Birds feeding 2011Every 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 ...

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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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Sandpoint Idaho Fireworks 2011

Fireworks Recording 2011

I like to stay home…
I really wanted to stay home on the 4th of July and goof around the ranch. So much for that idea. After some serious debating on whether or not I wanted to brave the traffic in town I decided that since the massive new highway bypass was to be completed by the same time next year that it was a good idea to ...

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Motor Grader Recording June 27, 2011

Caterpillar-143H-Motor-Grader

June 27, 2011 – Sagle, Idaho USA – Every year the county grades the dirt roads here in North Idaho after the spring run-off from the mountains. I heard the grader pass by the house so I went down to the dirt road below my ranch and here is some of what I recorded.

These BIG machines sound really cool. Diesel engines, air hoses, dirt scraping and high speed passes with the ...

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Ultimate Concrete 2 HD Videos

Over the weekend of June 26, 2011 I strayed off the path of finishing the Mangled Metal SFX Library and started recording for the Ultimate Concrete 2 HD Ultra collection. I saw the concrete just sitting there after a metal session and decided that while I was set up I might as well get some new concrete sounds at 24B/192K with the Sennhesier 8040ST rig.

This first video is after dropping concrete debris and some fresh cinderblocks.