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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