On November 15, 2012 I ventured up into the North Idaho mountains with Richard from Wrenco Arms and recorded some explosions. We packed the off road vehicle with only 4 microphones and a video camera or two and set up the gear in three different locations along the mountain side. We only had a few hours of daylight left by the time we arrived but we made the best of it. Here are some of the best shots from that ...More →
Two years ago I asked myself the question “How can I record the sound of explosions without breaking the bank” After months of research including many hours of watching You Tube videos I asked my local gun shop if they would be able to help me. “Yes we can” was the enthusiastic answer. So, a little over a year ago during the first M-60 machine gun ...More →
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 ...
Here 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 ...More →
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 ...
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
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 ...More →
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 ...
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 ...More →
Image: 29 Grain .22 on the left. 40 grain .22 on the right
Earlier this year I wrote an article about recording the sound of subsonic bullets using 40 caliber ammunition and learned a lot about the physics and technical aspects of these bullets. Since then I have recorded hundreds of subsonic bullets using smaller 22 caliber ammunition. Keep in mind ...More →