As you might already know I’ve been recording lots of Black Powder and other “Explosive” things. Well, here is a audio teaser of some of the sounds I recorded and designed from the raw source material.
I’ve recorded a whole bunch of Tannerite, White Lightning, A Black Powder Cannon, Large Caliber Rifles and some other secret stuff I’m not cleared to have video and pictures of. This new library will be a massive collection of things that make a loud noise when lit up and will include all sorts of black powder bursts, sizzle, flames, rocket type effects and many other things I have not thought of yet.
Some of the source material is thunder, lightning, plastic air pops, Weatherby 300 rounds and various shotguns. Here in North Idaho we have a amazing environment for recording loud bangs and weapons. The reverb tails even from a small caliber rifle can produce really cool echoes and textures depending on the location and time of year. Some of the locations where I recorded were on a mountain top rock quarry, a dense forest, a medium size gravel pit and my own field here on the ranch. I’ve also recorded during all the four seasons and I will say they all sound a little different.
The collection is still a work in progress and I have many more sessions planned for this summer. When I feel the library is a well grounded assortment of sounds it will be released. Until then please enjoy the teaser and keep an eye out for future blog posts of the recording sessions.
All images and sounds copyright 2012 Frank Bry – Creative Sound Design