Ultimate Rockslide Recording on June 29, 2010

My desire for creating the Ultimate Rockslide sound effects library led me back to my favorite rock quarry high above the city of Sandpoint Idaho. I wandered around for a while and found a location I had not recorded before. It was a very steep slope with huge rocks at the top…. perfect!

Once I set up my gear I realized how damn dangerous this is. Recording alone at the top of a mountain, worrying about the gear falling over the ...

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Bee Talking June 9 2010

I walked out to my garage early this morning and heard a strange buzzing sound coming from the back. I saw a single bee sitting there and it was making a sound I have never heard before. I am used to hearing them buzz as they fly against the window trying to get out. This was different, it was like it was talking.

I ran back to the house and grabbed my Sony PCM-D1 which I keep close to the door ...

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Rock Recording April 25 2010

Rock Recording on April 25 2010

I have a quarry that was blasted out a few years ago nearby. I found an area they blasted that had very large rocks just waiting to be recorded. I climbed up the steep and jagged cliff and pushed, threw and kicked rocks over the side. Dangerous…. but I made it. Below are some sounds. Enjoy! – Frank

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Gun Recording May 30 2010

Gun Recording on May 30, 2010

Over the holiday weekend I decided to give a shot at recording guns. My sister and her friend were hanging around so we grabbed his Glock 19 and I had my Remington 870 Shotgun. We shot over 150 rounds of ammunition.

We need something to prevent bullet ricos so I found a very wet bail of hay in the garden and proceeded to install it with the JD. I learned a great deal and plan to ...

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Fire Burst Recording 2009

Recording another wood slash pile fire in my yard in October, 2009

I recorded this slash fire at 24Bit / 96kHz with a Sound Devices 702 High-Resolution Audio Recorder and a Audio-Technica AT-835ST stereo shotgun microphone. As the fire settled down I threw campfire oil and gasoline on the hot coals and recorded the fire burst. Check out the sounds below.

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Dragon Fly Wings September 2009

One afternoon back in September 2009 I was sitting on my porch having a cup of coffee and I heard this strange buzzing noise. I had just set up some deer netting around the underside of the porch as I was building a fence and needed a temp deer stop. I looked down and there was a huge dragonfly stuck in the netting. I quickly grabbed my Sony PCM-D1 and proceeded to record. Here is what I got:

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Large Ice Chunk Recording

In February 2010 I drove up the hill behind my house once again and recorded more ice breaking. Keep in mind this “back hill” peak is actually 4000 feet above Sandpoint, Idaho. This time I found a very large water containment pond that had frozen solid when it was extremely cold back in January. The standing water under the ice had drained away and the top 10 inches or so of ice had collapsed in on itself. It was hollow ...

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Fire Recording Feb 2010

Living Dangerously!

Back in February 2010 I gathered all my camp stove oil, gasoline and diesel and decided it was time to burn a brush pile that had built up over the last 3 years. It was quite large and somewhat wet underneath so LOTS of fuel was needed. I grabbed my SD-702 / AT-835ST /Sony PCM-D1 and started to burn!

Fire Recording 2010

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Ice Puddle Recording 2009

December 3, 2009

Drove up the back hill and recorded more ice puddle breaking. The temperature the night before was around 8 degrees so the ice in the puddle had re-frozen harder than yesterday. I brought the 702/CSS5 setup and dropped rocks on the ice puddle. A helicopter was overhead so some takes did not come out very good. I then recorded with the Sony PCM-D1 and got some close, hard breaks and stomped my foot down hard on the ice. ...

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