At long last, here it is, after four long years and zero trips to the emergency room, what every serious sound designer needs: A high quality professionally recorded fire sound effects library. I present: Ultimate Fire HD Professional Sound Effects Collection. This scorching hot royalty free collection contains 583 fire sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz and 192kHz.
I created this sound library out of the need for a diverse collection of fire that I could use in my work for video game audio. As I recorded more and more fire I began to realize that this fire adventure was starting get serious so I kept on recording until I had a massive quantity of material. I then carefully edited and mastered the source material for what turns out to be a total of three months in man hours. I hope you enjoy this sound library as much as I enjoyed recording it. Fire is a blast to record but very, very dangerous. Now you don’t have to go out and get hot, sweaty, smelly and burned. I did that for you. – Frank
- 4 years in the making
- More than 25 recording sessions, 3 months of digital editing
- 40 gallons of highly flammable liquids
- 15 Gigabytes of source material, 4.1GB – 583 24bit/96k Broadcast wav files.
Sound Devices 702 – Fostex FR-2 – Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun Microphone – Sennheiser MKH-416 – Audio Technica AT-835ST – Sony PCM-D1 – Sony D-50 – Water Bucket
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|PDF Sound List
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I recorded this slash fire at 24Bit / 96kHz with a Sound Devices 702 High-Resolution Audio Recorder and a Audio-Technica AT-835ST stereo shotgun microphone. As the fire settled down I threw campfire oil and gasoline on the hot coals and recorded the fire burst.
Fire Recording Feb 2010
Fire Recording Feb 2010
April 8, 2010 In February 2010 I gathered all my camp stove oil, gasoline and diesel and decided it was time to burn a brush pile that had built up over the last 3 years. It was quite large and somewhat wet underneath so LOTS of fuel was needed. I grabbed my SD-702 / AT-835ST /Sony PCM-D1 and started to burn!
This is the second installment for a series of blog posts following my recording of a new library I am releasing soon called Ultimate Fire. Last week I posted pictures and video of recording a traditional torch. This week shows me dumping various flammable liquids on a bed of coals that had burned quietly overnight.
Since I could not attend the AES show this year I had nothing to do over the weekend. Really? Nah. I decided the weather was just right to get some fire recording done. I will have a more in depth blog post in December but here is what is in the audio clip:
For what I hope is the final session for Ultimate Fire SFX I recorded some old fashioned torches. I had a minor goofball moment when the top of the first torch flew off and hit the side of the garage. All is well and I got some fantastic flame whooshes.
The Original 2010 Trailer
The Making of Ultimate Fire HD Pro
A crazy look at the process of recording fire for the Ultimate Fire Sound Effects Library from The Recordist.
All Images and Sounds Copyright 2010 Frank Bry – Creative Sound Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.