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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New Video Trailer:

THE HAWK Extension HD Professional Sound Effects Library. This trailer was compiled from hand-held iPhone footage taken during the recording process. This collection expands on the original HAWK library with all new exterior sounds recorded with high-end microphones including the Sennheiser MKH8040ST and a Schoeps MS set. Included are pass bys, flight test maneuvers, hovering, long approaches, landings and ground runs from a Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter. The UH-60A is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.
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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Now available: Schweizer 300CB HD Pro

Introducing the Schweizer 300CB helicopter sound library. Recorded on two occasions here in Idaho at my favorite “quiet” airport. Starts, stops, auto rotations and general flying are included from both interior and exterior perspectives. Multiple distances were also captured to give you a wide set of perspectives to use in your sound design. The product page has a video showing quite a bit of the flying with audio clips from the library. Read more

The Hawk HD Professional Sound FX Library Available Now

Presenting: The Hawk. One of the helicopters I’ve enjoyed recording the most is the Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter. The UH-60A is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. The UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army’s tactical transport helicopter. This machine is a reconditioned rotorcraft from military surplus 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.
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The Huey HD Professional Sound FX Library Available Now

The Huey HD Professional Sound Effects Library is a 24-bit/96kHz, multi-microphone collection of sounds from a 1964 Bell UH-1H helicopter that has been reconditioned and converted for civilian use. This one of a kind set of sound effects features multiple ground and flight tests recorded in a exceptionally quiet environment at the local airport. The Bell UH-1 or better known as HUEY is by far the toughest, most bad ass helicopter in the world.
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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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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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