FREE Crazy Sound of the Year: August 2021. No gimmicks, no sign ups, no bullcookies – just a nice sounding thunderstorm recorded with two MKH-8040ST ORTF microphone sets back to back for free, my gift to all of you wonderful audio professionals.

Backstory:
I have multiple sets of Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones. I use two matched stereo sets, one XY, the other ORTF and a back up set. As you may know I love using the MKH-8040 microphones on guns and other sources but one of my favorite uses is for recording the sound of lightning and thunder. I have been recording thunder for over 30 years and have released many collections. All of these have been in stereo and they are wonderful but I wanted to up my game a bit and record in four channel format.


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The AK: Kalashnikov Rifles is a comprehensive library of single-shot and full-automatic fire from a variety of legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles. Modern versions of this classic weapon are also included. Recorded with multiple microphones and at various distances to give you a wide variety of angles to use. Recorded at my favorite locations around North Idaho. They include a wide open field, forest and a ranch that has fantastic detail and character in the echo tail. As a bonus, suppressed shots with subsonic and supersonic ammunition are included.
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The Recordist is excited to present Helicopters 2 HD Professional – the second chapter to one of our most popular library series.

Helicopters 2 HD Pro continues the journey started with Helicopters 1 back in 2015. After 3 years of going to the local airport and recording various rotorcraft I can finally reveal to you this stunning set of 97 sounds from a wide variety of helicopters.
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Five years in the making and 34 storms later the next chapter in this sonic adventure is complete. 60 brand new thunder sounds including close up dry lightning, deep booming rumbles and gentle claps.
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The Recordist is proud to present a whole new series of HD Professional sound effects libraries featuring rare and unique guns. Second in the series is the Vickers .303 British machine gun. Recorded on a 400 acre ranch in North Idaho with a huge amount of microphones and handheld recorders. Perspectives include attached, very close, medium and distant. From just a few inches out to 150 meters this collection has you covered. 10 mono and 7 stereo microphones provide a wide range of source material from this amazing “Steam Punk” machine gun. The weapon recorded is authentic, not a replica.
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Presenting Undercover Guns: Indoor Range HD Professional Sound Effects Library. A one of a kind collection of handguns and rifles being fired in a indoor range. Multiple microphones were placed at different perspectives to capture the explosive energy inside this cavernous space. Stereo MS, XY and ORTF setups were used along with a couple of mono microphones.
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Idaho: June 5, 2019

The Recordist is pleased to announce GUNFALL (One) HD Professional. The first in a series of sound collections that feature gun drops, kicks, slides, drags, butt stock hits and general mechanical handling layers from a variety of firearms. Featuring handguns, assault rifles, bolt action rifles and shotguns (double barrel & tactical) against a wide selection of surfaces. Also included are interior and exterior versions for a few surfaces.
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The Recordist presents the third installment of the famed Bullets Sound FX Series.

Bullets 3 has taken four years of intricate and complicated recording sessions of sub-sonic and super-sonic bullets impacting and bouncing off a multitude of surfaces. This sound effects library is a ricochet dream come true! Many calibers and locations were uitilized to provide the sound designer with a wide range of options when designing bullet sounds.
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I’m happy to announce that TIRES Episode Two is now available! One of the craziest sound libraries I’ve ever produced. Check out the video if you want to go for a ride. Grab it on sale now!

TIRES Episode Two is the second in a series of sound effects collections that focus only on the sound a tire makes when rolling, skidding and stopping without the engine running. This episode features casual to high speed coasting on various surfaces from a Crossover Utility Vehicle (XUV 4×4) and a smaller All Terrain Vehicle (ATV 4×4). Also included are exterior pass bys from the ATV coasting down steep hills through grass, brush and wood debris.
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