As I am making the Ultimate Mud SFX Library I’m always trying to come up with new ways to create unique mud sounds. So far I’ve used my feet, shovels, my hands, buckets and logs. I decided one day last week to go bigger and better (hopefully) so it was time to get the JD tractor going and see if I could dump some mud.
It had just rained heavily for 3 days straight and my mud bog had filled back up with quite a bit of water. Perfect! It was a challenge to get the John Deere down into the mud but once I did I filled the tractor bucket by hand full of very wet mud. I raised the bucket up and proceeded to slowly dump out the water and then the mud. So far so good, I got some fairly big mud splats and splashes.
Next up was the shovel. I was able to get the shovel deep into the mud and raise it up to get some good suction and bubble spooge sounds. As the mud dried over the next few days I went back into the bog and dumped some more mud with the tractor. This time it was very different without all the water. I got some great dry mud glops and splats.
Enjoy the sounds! – Frank