The weather was beyond perfect yesterday, so my girlfriend and I decided to make a trip up to Illinois Beach State Park for the day. It was our first time there, and we didn’t realize how huge it was. 4,160 Acres! When we first pulled up, there were quite a few other people enjoying the day as well. With how big the park is, it wasn’t hard to find a quiet place where I was able to capture this: Continue reading
Spent this last weekend recording the blizzard that hit the midwest. I was in Galesburg, IL, which didn’t get hit as hard as Chicago did. Apparently I picked the right weekend to visit my parents! Continue reading
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with contact microphones lately. Recently, a personal project (that I hope to share soon!) led me to renting a very nice microphone: the Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave System. I mainly wanted to rent to see if it’s worth me buying, so I did a LOT of recording for the week I had it. Continue reading
Wind is a tricky thing to record. There are a couple inherent problems with the idea of recording wind: Continue reading
I took a trip back to my hometown last weekend. I brought my Zoom along, as I normally do when I head to Galesburg. Many times, however, I forget about it and don’t realize I missed the chance to capture something until it’s too late! I was determined to make this trip count. I had my Zoom with me everywhere I went, and ended up with some stuff I’m really proud of. Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to make a contact mic with my class at Columbia College Chicago. I’ve been interested in contact mics for a while now, but for whatever reason haven’t actually picked one up to do any recordings. So, this was the perfect kick in the pants to get to work! Continue reading
Ready for another sound effect guessing game? I think I made this one a lot easier than the first, but I’m looking for a specific answer here. Same as last time: Guess the sound and it gets posted for free download (personal or professional use). Let me know your guesses on Twitter! Continue reading
I recorded some freaking sweet thunder last week. Here’s one of my favorites. Careful, this is loud! Continue reading
Let’s play a game. Listen to this sound I recorded. Try to figure out exactly what it is. Let me know your guess on my twitter. When someone figures it out (or gets close enough), I’ll update this post with a link to download a nice 48/24 stereo .wav of the recording for any personal or professional use. This is a raw recording, by the way, no processing trickery.
Depending on participation, maybe this could become a regular thing! After all, who doesn’t like free sound effects?
Thanks to @jamesdbryant for guessing this first one! You can download this sound by clicking the link below.