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UH-60 Blackhawk Recording 2016

This month I have been recording lots of helicopters. One of the helicopters I’ve enjoyed recording the most has been the Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter. This machine is a reconditioned unit from the military and is the real deal. It has been updated and modified to be used as a heavy lift helicopter but it still has the traditional sound of the original military hardware. Here are some sights and sounds from this amazing sound effects recording adventure.
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June 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2016 Newsletter.

Helicopters HD Mini is here!

Helicopters HD Mini is the first in a new series of sound effects collections that have the best of the best from a very specific subject.

Huey • AgustaWestland 119Kx • Eurocopter AS350 • Schweizer 269C

The helicopters in this set are from random fly-bys over the house and when out on location recording other material. Some are from airshows in the area and the local airport. Instead of waiting for more occasions when more random helicopters can be recorded to make a giant collection I’ve decided to release the cream of the crop from the last couple of years.
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Free Crazy Sound May 2016

Free Crazy Sound for May 2016: Evening Thunderstorm

The free “CRAZY SOUND” of the month for May 2016. A nice evening thunderstorm recorded with a Sennheiser MKH8040-ST ORTF stereo microphone late in the evening. The sound file is 24-Bit 48kHz with Soundminer Metadata embedded. Enjoy! Namaste – Frank
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Shotgun Recording April 2016

During the month of April and into the first week of May 2016 I recorded in quite a few locations. I managed to borrow the Mossberg 5500 shotgun from a friend and recorded some fantastic sounding shots. I also shot a Mossberg 590 and a Benelli M4 in some of these locations. I attached a DPA 4062 lav microphone to the semi-automatic shotguns and placed a close up MKH8050 near the breach and set one or two stereo microphoes nearby for the echo tail.

Here are some of the photos and video frame grabs from those sessions. The second Shotguns HD Pro teaser trailer is also featured.

Enjoy! -Frank
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The Recordist Five Fifty Retrospective

Since I will not be attending GDC this year I figured I would share the video I put together for last year. It took weeks to produce this video and as Bones says on Star Trek “I’m a sound designer not a video editor Jim”

I want you to know I thank all of you video game sound designers and many others in the media industry from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support of my passion. I will be at GDC in spirit and I hope this little romp through my crazy sound recording life gives you the same joy as it has done for me.

So, if you are attending GDC this year, have a few single malt scotches while there and I’ll raise my glass and say a toast to the best of the best… from the comforts of my studio in Idaho.

All my best and… Namaste. Frank
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