This is a photo of me and my five year old granddaughter Myla from yesterday. I am blessed with six grandchildren and they are all very talented and special children. From time to time they are able to help me with some sounds and yesterday Myla and her little brother Cameron gave me a few. I recorded them shouting "Merry Christmas" together and they also counted from one to ten for me. Take a listen below to Myla's counting. She did an excellent job!
This sound will be available for purchase on AudioJungle within the next several days.
Thanks Myla! Granddaddy loves you bunches!!!
Several weeks ago my wife and I went on a cruise up into Canada for ten days. It was a good trip and I was able to capture some good sound effects during our travels. One of my favorite was the sound of the wind blowing against our room from outside the balcony. I have been wanting to get this particular sound for a while. I have been able to use it for several new sounds including a new one I call "Magical Winter Blizzard". Take a listen to it below. In addition to the wind I recorded on the ship I added some "magic" bell sounds to create a neat Christmas effect.
This sound is available for purchase on AudioJungle.
For the last several years after we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family, along with my four sisters and their extended families. Each year my oldest sister, Robin and her husband Mike spend Thanksgiving night with us and we typically go to breakfast the next morning at The Boathouse around 9:30am and then we hit Uptown Market here in Wilmington, NC where my sister loves to shop for Christmas gifts and then on to an antique store she likes to visit. Sometimes I find some good sound making treasures at Uptown Market to add to my collection. This year I found some small Christmas bells and put them to good use to make a few different Christmas "jingly" sounds.
These sounds will be available on AudioJungle in the next several days.
Take a listen to one I entitled "Soft Jingly Bells" below. Merry Christmas folks!!
I just returned for a few days down at Little Pee Dee State Park outside of Dillon, SC with my good friend and former college roommate Richard Hall. As usual, we enjoyed making new memories together and all the laughter that went along with them. The shot on the left is the lake that sat in front of our cabin. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed getting some new sound effects including a Pileated Woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker) pecking on a dead tree. We also got some campfire sounds one afternoon when things were nice and quiet. A nice campfire or fireplace can be so soothing and relaxing!
Take a listen below to the woodpecker and campfire sounds. These sounds will be available on AudioJungle within the next several days.
We're excited to announce that Apple Hill Studios is now on Motion Array! Motion Array is an unlimited download membership-based website that provides a huge variety of products, tools, and tutorials for anyone and everyone involved in the post-production game, from digital content creators to motion graphics and VFX artists.
We are pleased to have our sound effects as part of the Motion Array library. We're just starting but we plan to add new content weekly.
Check us out and watch the progress!
I had a fun recording session this past week making lots of different blood sound effects including the sound below of blood slowly dripping on the floor. I created blood splatter, blood pouring and blood spilling sound effects for my various libraries.
These sounds are available for purchase on AudioJungle.
Take a listen to blood dripping below! Happy Halloween!!!!
While we were in Portland, Maine we ventured downtown and with my trusty Zoom F3 recorder and Audio Technica BP4025 stereo microphone I was able to capture some urban sound effects including a couple of different city busses.
Take a listen below to one of them where a city bus approaches, stops and runs idle while picking up passengers and then drives on down the road.
This sound is available for purchase on AudioJungle.
While we were in Sydney, Canada we met Glenn who was playing his bagpipes for the tourists. I had a nice chat with him and he was gracious enough to pull away from the group and give me a very nice rendition of the classic Christian hymn "Amazing Grace". He also allowed me to record him playing some traditional Scottish songs.
Take a listen below to his version of "Amazing Grace".
I just returned from a 10 day Cruise to New England and up into Canada. We visited several coastal cities including Providence, RI, Boston, Portland Maine, Saint John Canada, Sydney Canada and Prince Edward Island Canada. It was a nice trip and I was able to capture a lot of different sounds on the adventure. I'll be uploading them to AudioJungle the next few days. I took this shot of the ship to the left after we had stopped in Saint John.
Always good to break away but always so good to be back home!
Take a listen to the sound of the ship moving through the Atlantic Ocean below.
My three year old grandson Cameron gets a real kick out of large trucks and especially enjoys watching the garbage truck come and pick up trash each week (we babysit each Thursday & Friday). Yesterday we sat out on the porch and waited for them with a microphone and recorder to record them. I snapped the picture to the left after they had picked up our trash and were leaving our street. I was also able to get a sound of the truck passing from right to left.
Both these sounds are available on AudioJungle.
Cameron's voice and laughter is often heard on the popular (over 100 million subscribers) children's YouTube channel "Vlad & Nicki".
Take a listen to the trash pick up sound below.
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