Seems I just can’t stop. I’m obsessed with getting some wicked cool, ultimate insane over the top ice cracks and today was a good day. The last few nights it’s been 20 degrees or lower and this makes for some ice to grow on the lakes around North Idaho. At 8 AM this morning I dragged my ass out of bed and suited up for a cold recording session out in the middle of Round Lake. The sun was in ...More →
Recording Snow Sounds January 2012
The third week of January 2012 proved to be a goldmine for snow sound effects here on the ranch. The typical North Idaho winter finally arrived bringing with it lots of snow, wind and freezing temperatures.
The week started with a bunch of snow falling along with some very cold temperatures. As the winter storm progressed and the weather systems above were battling ...More →
One of the things I’ve always wanted to record was the sound of the snow falling off the towering Fir trees here in North Idaho. For the last 15 years I’ve tried many times but the conditions were always terrible. There was usually too much wind or the trees were wet and dripping or it was just plain impossible to get clean recordings. Over this past Thanksgiving weekend the conditions were perfect. Over a 3 day period 18 inches of ...More →
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. ...More →