Tonight my wife and I took a walk in our neighborhood and we went by one of the retention ponds that was alive with frogs and toads croaking away. I immediately went back home and got my gear to capture the sound. There is a highway not too far from the pond and I was concerned about picking up traffic noise but fortunately I was able to capture the sound with very little traffic and it was also helpful to have my Audio Technica BP4029 shotgun mic.
This sound will be available for purchase on AudioJungle soon.
Just returned from a trip to Lake Lure, NC. April is a wonderful time to travel to the NC mountains and Lake Lure is a beautiful resort and one we've come to love through the years. In addition to catching up with our dear college friends Dan & Terri Fincannon and Richard & Angela Hall I was able to capture several wonderful sounds for my library.
We enjoyed sitting down and chatting by a large creek (pictured on the left) which feeds into Lake Lure. The creek was in our back yard. I was able to capture several water stream sound effects along with some nature sounds of chimes ringing with the creek running in the distance and birds singing. This sound was recorded up on the back deck of the cabin. My friend Dan helped me record an awesome Walking On Gravel sound and his wife Terri gave me some great wolf whistle sounds.
Take a listen to the wind chime sample below. This sound is available on AudioJungle for purchase.
Sometimes the most mundane items can provide some interesting and useful effects. I found those yesterday in a pile of cinder blocks in the backyard of one of my sister's home. Thanks to my great-niece Olivia (who was gracious enough to help hold the microphone) I recorded several different sounds of dragging cinder blocks across a cement floor and making various hits/impacts with them. I processed them after I got home last night and the sounds turned out great. Thanks Olivia!
These sounds will be available on AudioJungle within the next couple of days.
Take a listen to a few of the sounds below.
My nephew Brad has some amazing skills and experience in flying drones. I can't believe how fast and accurate he flies them. We went out yesterday and recorded some drone sounds. It wasn't easy. It was a windy day and we had to contend with a neighborhood dog who was constantly barking. Barks don't go well with drone sound effects. Fortunately the dog calmed down a bit and we moved away from him and in the end I got the sounds I was looking for. Thanks Brad!
These sounds will be available for purchase on AudioJungle soon.
Take a listen to a sample below.
Having well made durable bags to carry your expensive audio & photo gear is so important and I'm a believer in both Portabrace bags and ThinkTank bags. Both of these bags are extremely well made with super tough zippers and lots of nice pockets to store gear. Portabrace's shoulder strap is second to none in terms of durability and comfort. I love them. Which is why I bought one for my ThinkTank media bag. I love that I can put my shotgun mics (that are extra long) in my Portabrace (CV-DV4). Got my gear....ready to record!
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