The Making of North Country Water

Water. We have it in abundance here in North Idaho. When it’s moving, I go record it. The massive deep water lakes, the winding rivers, the spring snow melt run-off and the pipes that make sure it gets to where it’s going were recorded during the different seasons over the last few years. This sound effects collection is a close up and personal tribute to the amazing water sounds that can be heard here.

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Crazy Sound Of The Year 2012

Pig Feeding And Head Bumping

Presenting the Crazy Sound Of The Year: Pigs eating and head butting each other. These pigs are from my Brothers’ farm and I recorded them with a MKH-8040 at 192K to a Sound Devices 702 recorder on December 30, 2012. They are two weeks out from being bacon and weigh in at 200 pounds or more. When they eat the are VERY aggressive and just push each other out of the way even when there is ...

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Bullets Into SUV – Microphones In Harm’s Way

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 ...

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Crazy Sound of The Week: Bullet Mule


This is a set of processed bullet and gun sound effects recorded at the “Cliffs” in the North Idaho mountains in October 2012. The 1st sound is the final composite mix and then the individual elements used to create it. There was no synthesis applied juts pitch change, transient enhancement, compression and some substantial hard limiting. All the processing was done via the VST Rack in Soundminer ...

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Recording Explosions – 11-15-2012

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 ...

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Explosion Sounds From Scratch

Explosion Sounds From Scratch

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 ...

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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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