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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I’m pleased to announce that TIRES Episode One is now available! Been a long time coming and a labor of love!

TIRES HD Pro Episode One is the first in a series of sound collections that will focus only on the sound a vehicle tire makes when rolling, spinning, skidding, starting and stopping. Episode One features casual to high speed driving on various surfaces. Recorded during the Winter, Spring and Summer months with different kinds of vehicles. How all this came about is an interesting story.
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Great news! CH47D Chinook HD Mini & Pro have been updated with all new recordings from summer 2018. Included are close up and distant engine starts, hovering, departing and arriving. Eight new sound effects recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS stereo microphone set and a Sony PCM D100 are in this 3.4GB update.

Contact The Recordist if you are a current license holder of either the Mini or Pro collection and would like to get the new sounds for free. Once your purchase and account are verified the additional download files will be deposited in your account.
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Twenty years ago this month I began my stint as my alter ego: The Recordist. June 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of The Recordist and the website that I created. When I started the website, online sound effects distribution was in its infancy. There were a handful of sites with individual sounds available and the coding was tedious and tough. I was offering custom sound effects (by mail on CD) to people who contacted me through the website but I was mostly just giving sounds away. It would take 10 years (2008) before the tech was readily available to distribute my sounds on the internet.
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