Soundbites – Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2012

Welcome to the Soundbites Newsletter for the Fall of 2012. It has been one crazy, busy year up here in wilds of North Idaho and there is so much more to come. Here is an update on current projects and some info on new and upcoming releases.

Bullets HD Pro Update
The library is currently at Beta 3 which was released on September 20, 2012. I ...

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Crazy Sound of the Month: Sept, 2012

MuaserHere is the sound of a custom Mauser 6.5×300 Weatherby rifle I recorded during the cliff bullet ricochet sessions earlier in September 2012. This is a special rifle that shoots large custom bullets. The shell is squeezed down in size to fit the barrel. I’m not sure why, but someone does.

I set up in a clearing right at the edge of where the rock ledge began to slope downward towards ...

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Bullets HD Pro SFX Library Update

Bullets HD Pro SFX Library

Today marks the release of the 3rd beta which includes all new ricochets and bullet foley. If you purchased the library prior to September 19, 2012 you will receive a product email from my download service with the link to the latest set of sounds (Zip-3B) today.

Where we are at now:
1. I have arranged to get a old Ford Bronco SUV to shoot the crap out of. This session was planned for ...

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The Sound of Black Powder

Some video footage from recording the sound of black powder and regular gun powder for Explosives HD Pro SFX Library earlier this year. Black powder and gun powder are basically the same thing but gun powder comes in the smokeless type also. Enjoy! -Frank

Here is some video footage from recording the sound of black powder for Explosives HD Pro SFX Library. The audio track in this video is from a MKH-8040ST. Other microphones I used ...
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Explosives HD Pro SFX Trailer

Get ready… It’s coming very soon. More than 450 earth shaking explosions and black powder sound effects in High Definition from The Recordist. Here is a small sampling of the many recording sessions from the last 3 years. Don’t miss the blooper clip at the very end of the video!

As many of you already know I’ve been recording lots of Black Powder and other “Explosive” things. Well, here is the audio teaser and video trailer ...

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The Cliff Recording Sessions on Video


Part 1 – The recording of Bullets HD SFX Library at the cliffs. Packed up and ready to go! This video starts after driving for 15 minutes up a steep and dusty logging road and we are almost at the top of the mountain. Getting to the recording session site is half the fun.

Part 2 – The ...
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Crazy Sound of the Week – Aug 29, 2012

Prop Plane Aug 2012

This is a prop plane engine start and run at various speeds recorded on August 11, 2012 in Sandpoint Idaho. I was 50 yards from the plane when it started up and performed some high RPM tests. It then approached and strolled on by me on it’s the way to the runway for take off. Recorded with ...

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Antonov An-2 Fly By At Sandpoint

Antonov An-2 2012

I recorded this low and slow fly by at the Sandpoint airport on August 11, 2012. The Antonov An-2 is a single-engine biplane utility/agricultural aircraft designed in the USSR in 1946. This aircraft is a Polish PZL-Mielec built An-2 and was built in Poland in 1982.

The An-2 is used as a light utility transport, parachute drop aircraft, agricultural work ...

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A Train And A Bird And A MKH8060

SFX Recording 2012

This is an informal test of the off-axis rejection capabilities of the Sennheiser MKH 8060 – Short Shotgun Microphone. As the official product blurb states:

“The MKH 8060 offers true and natural sound in a lightweight, rugged package. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the MKH 8060’s symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion, excellent transient response. Newly ...

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