We've been busy in the studio producing various music tracks including Indie folk/americana music. Below is a sample of one of our new tracks that features acoustic guitars, ukulele, whistle, bells, accordion, bass, drums & percussion.
Available for purchase on AudioJungle as "Upbeat Indie Folk".
Take a listen!
Our library of music is growing and we're adding some World Music tracks including Tropical themed backgrounds and now some Mexican/Latin music.
Take a listen to our latest (soon available on AudioJungle as "Mexican Fiesta Fun").
I have been enjoying producing several tracks with a Tropical Latin feel in the last several days. Most of those tracks include instruments such as Steel Drums, Marimba, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Drums & Percussion. I decided to slow it down and produce an easy listening Tropical track using primarily Nylon Acoustic Guitars and Ukulele.
Take a listen to my Tropical Love Song (available for purchase soon on AudioJungle):
I spent the afternoon producing several Pop Up Ding sound effects. These types of effects are extremely popular and are always big sellers. They are the kinds of sounds you hear all the time on videos and games but you don't really pay much attention to them.
To make my Pop Up Ding Sounds I usually start with a whoosh effect and then add a popping sound I created using....my mouth. Yep. A mouth popping sound. And then I typically add some sort of bonus effect to give it some punch and a distinctive sound. I'll adjust volume levels and EQ for each layered sound and then Mix it all together in Logic Pro X on my iMac. After mix down and normalizing the effect with WavePad I'll import it back into Logic Pro X and add a UAD loudness plugin to make it "pop" (pun intended). Then I use WavePad to remove the front and end dead space and create a 96Hz 24Bit wave file.
Take a listen to a few of the sounds I made today:
To capture the sound of water slowing dripping and getting a "leaking water" sound effect I set up a wet dishcloth over my triad-orbit boom and slowly poured water into the cloth to get the sound of water dripping and leaking slowly. I used my stereo Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphone pair along with my Sound Devices Mixpre 6 to capture the sound. This is an amazing combination that records so quietly and with such professional quality. In the end I was able to mix several different sounds including taking a rain track I had already recorded, adding a cabin room plugin sound (using Altiverb 7) to it so it sounded like it was coming from outside and then mixing in the new leaking sounds. It came out great!
Take a listen to some of the dripping sounds below.
We have been producing various Podcast background music tracks the last few days including some Bossa Nova Jazz tunes. These are short intros or logos that are perfect for using with Podcast. Most of our Jazz tracks include electric guitars, electric bass or upright bass, electric piano, drums and percussion. The Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar in the photo to the left is the guitar we use for our Jazz tracks. What a beautiful guitar with an amazing mellow sound.
Take a listen to the sample below.
One of our favorite voice over artist is Patt Noday. Patt has provided Apple Hill Studios many voice overs through the years and we're grateful for the way he has shared his talent with us. We recently completed a recording session with Patt and we couldn't be more pleased with his performance. Thanks Patt!
Patt is known for appearing in many well known films including Leatherhead, Home Of The Giants, Deja Vu, Empire Records, Domestic Disturbance, Cherry Falls, What The Deaf Man Heard, Super Mario Brothers, Sleeping With The Enemy, Eddie, Weekend At Bernie's, Radioland Murders and many more!
Learn more about Patt Noday.
Southern Author Clyde Edgerton loves vintage typewriters and has a nice collection and was kind of enough to bring a few over to the studio for some recording this afternoon. We captured three different typewriters, one from the 30's/40's, one from the 70's and a vintage electric typewriter. Thanks Clyde!
Very happy to add a Neumann U47 FET to our collection of wonderful microphones! In addition to just being a beautiful, well crafted mic it sounds absolutely amazing! I'm a big fan of Neumann microphones and for me this is just one of those dream microphones to own and use.
Learn more about Mark Teachey, Apple Hill Studios and the sounds/music he produces.