Autumn Wind HD Professional is a unique collection of 30 24-Bit 96kHz wind sound effects from the forests and fields of North Idaho. Recorded during the fall season of 2012 on my property and in the North Idaho mountains. This library was recorded with the Sennheiser MKH-8040ST at XY-90 and at times XY-120 (wide) and captures in great detail the sound of air blowing through trees, leaves, tall grass, wire and fences.
Autumn is my favorite time of year in North Idaho. The weather change from Summer to Autumn and into Winter brings a very dynamic and sometimes forceful air mass from the North that collides with the Southern push of warmer weather. Since my location is on the West side of the Rocky mountains the climate can remain relatively warm as this cold air mass pushes downward and recording wind becomes an almost daily occurrence.
Included in this library are calm breezes, wind through tall trees and Gusts up to 60MPH that actually knocked the MKH-8040ST over a few times. The sound of a MKH-8040ST falling over and doing a face plant into the ground is not pretty (not included in the set). FYI: The term “face plant” is what skiers call wiping out head first on a fast run which I learned many years ago from my professional ski instructor brother. Enjoy! -Frank
Sound Devices 702 – Sennheiser MKH-8040ST
Files: 30 • Zip Sizes: 2.2GB • Format: Stereo/Mono • Bit Depth: 24-Bit • Sample Rate: 96kHz • Metadata: Soundminer/BWAV
Farm And Forest Wind HD Professional is a unique ambience collection with 22 24-Bit 96kHz wind sound effects from some intense windstorms in the forest and a corn field here in North Idaho.
Recorded over 3 distinct seasons, this collection has classic North Idaho blowing wind through tall fir trees with leaves and without. My ranch has a wide open field surrounded by thick forests on 3 sides. When I was recording I could hear the wind from quite a distance storming towards me. With slight howling and long sweeping gusts this wind demonstrates the open and dynamic forest landscape here in the North Western part of the US.
The wind through dry corn stalks are from my feeble attempt at a corn garden on my ranch. Recorded during an high wind event on a hot summer afternoon. The corn had long since died off but was still standing tall. I was making a last walk through of the garden before the colder temperatures set in and noticed the wonderful noises coming from the corn section. I was not sure how long the wind was going to last so I ran and got my PCM-D1 and sat low near the stalks and started recording. I was very pleased with the results and I switched to the Sanken CSS-5 and continued recording for a different sound.
Sound Devices 702 recorder – Sanken CSS-5 microphone (Normal & Wide stereo mode) – Sony PCM-D1
Files: 22 • Download: 975.7MB • Format: Stereo/Mono • Bit Depth: 24-Bit • Sample Rate: 96kHz • Metadata: Soundminer/BWAV
Frigid Winter Wind HD Professional is a special collection of very cold wind sounds from three seperate snow storms in North Idaho. Recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz in 2008 and 2010, these blizzards from the great white north swept in and completely froze everything in it’s path.
The blizzard in 2008 roared for one day and blew snow and debris in all directions. The temperature had been at -5 degrees for a few days before so there were icy snow crystals and leaves whipping around. The location I recorded at was right near my electrical service wires and every so often they made a nice whistling sound.
The blizzard in late 2010 was producing 70 MPH Gusts with susdtained wind at 35MPH for two whole days. I was able to set the CSS-5 right outside my front door in the middle of the night and record for only 10 minutes at a time Because the temperature was -10 degrees with wind chills up to -25 degrees.
The other windstorm in late 2010 blew in and was more like the steady 25 MPH wind you would experience on a daily basis in the desert South West. I was able to set the CSS-5 near my garden fence which is like large chicken wire. It was very cold and the gear was freezing so I was not able to get as much as I wanted. I hope you enjoy my North Idaho winter winds. -Frank
Sound Devices 702 recorder – Sanken CSS-5 microphone (Normal & Wide stereo mode)
Files: 36 • Download: 2.0GB• Format: Stereo/Mono • Bit Depth: 24-Bit • Sample Rate: 96kHz • Metadata: Soundminer/BWAV