October 8, 2014

Thunderstorm Recording

Since moving from California to Texas I've had the opportunity to record a lot more thunderstorms. You can never have too many recordings of storms, and often a script or director will want to add some thunder to bring a tense mood to the scene. More often than not what they're asking for is ...

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February 6, 2014

My Dog The Cave

  Using animals to create sound effects has a long history and often you'll find sound designers using recordings of their own pets to do so. In "Terminator 2" Gary Rydstrom used his dog, Buster, eating puppy chow as the crunch of the T-1000 spiking a guys eye out. No eye-spiking sound ...

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June 7, 2013

The Mini-Z Speakers

Ever been to a play where an onstage phone rings and the sound effect is played through the house speakers above you? It's distracting and in that moment you're taken out of the story occurring in front of you and reminded that this is a play and it's all just a bunch of make-believe. Localizing ...

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May 31, 2013

Audio Cable Winder

Having a home studio to work from is great, but if you're like me you end up recording all over the house. To save time unrolling and rolling up cable I installed an extension cord winder in the studio. Instead of a power cord, I loaded it with a 150ft XLR cable. The cable unrolls as fast as I ...

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