I've enjoyed producing several new musical Winner/Victory fanfares. These are intended for use in the gaming industry but they can be used for many different projects. Using Logic Pro X as my DAW I use Spitfire Audio Orchestral plug ins (BBC) along with EastWest plugins and Vienna Instruments plugins to produce my orchestral sounds.
Take a listen to one of my new Fanfares below. It will be available for purchase on AudioJungle within the next few days.
Tis the season and I have been busy creating new Christmas sound effects and music tracks. My focus has been on producing some new Santa voice sounds and soft, intimate musical transitions. My Santa voice has been featured on the Cartoon Network and I love playing the part. Out of over 9000 sounds on AudioJungle, my Santa voice is my top seller. Each year I try to add several new Santa sounds.
I also enjoy producing Christmas music tracks and this past week I added several new Christmas musical transitions to my library.
Take a listen below to one of them. "Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas".
My Joby Gorillapod 3k is a nice addition to my recording gear. It's so versatile and handy. This morning I used it to record some timer ticks and timer dings from a toaster oven. I have a triad-orbit quick change coupler attached making it so easy to attach a microphone to it. Using this configuration I was able to easily capture the sound of the oven. I used my Audio Technica BP-4025 mic and Zoom F3 recorder to capture the sounds.
Take a listen to a sample below. This sound will be available on AudioJungle within the next few days.
This past weekend I was able to spend some time with my baby sister Kelly Nash and she was kind enough to record some female voice overs for me. Like her brother, she has a bit of funny ham in her so getting the voice overs came naturally. I used my Neumann U47 FET to record with. Since my specialty is cartoon sounds Kelly gave me several really nice comical cartoon character sounds. We had a lot of fun together and it was nice to reminisce about the early years when I was recording as a teenager onto reel to reel recorders. The equipment was lousy but I sure enjoyed myself! I remember recording sounds around the house like door bell rings, telephone rings (rotary type) and door knocks. It sure is nice to record now without tape hiss!
Take a listen to a few of Kelly's Voice Overs below. Thanks again Kelly! Love you. Kelly's Voice Overs are available for purchase on AudioJungle .
What a beautiful fall day to get out and enjoy the wind and the sound of crashing ocean waves. I recently purchased a Zoom F6 portable recorder with 32bit float capabilities and wanted to try it out along with my Audio Technica BP-4025 microphone. Using my trusty K-Tek boom I was able to capture some nice sounds including the waves hitting up against rocks out at Fort Fisher, NC. I did manage to get both feet wet and almost tripped on the rocks but it all worked out! Fort Fisher is one of my most favorite place to visit for photography and enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery. Fort Fisher played a pretty prominent role in the Civil War and has some rich history. It's right outside of Wilmington, NC where I live - about a 15 minute drive for me.
Today was especially windy which made recording a little more challenging but thanks to some post EQ I was able to get the sounds I was after.
Take a listen below. This sound will be available on AudioJungle within the next few days.
Truly one of the best microphones to record acoustic instruments is the vintage German made Neumann KM84s. I own a stereo pair and use them all the time to record acoustic guitar and other acoustic instruments. I've owned them since 2008 and it's been fun watching them climb in value through the years. Neumann stopped manufacturing these mics back in the 80s. I had originally bought a pair of KM184 (that replaced the 84's) and they were really good but I read so many articles on how they fell short of the original 84s so I had to find out for myself and purchased the 84's in November of 2008. I instantly became a believer! As long as I record music I will never sell these mics. I'm a huge Neumann fan and use them pretty much everyday to record with. I'm also loving my Neumann U47 FET microphone for recording vocals and voice overs. I also own a Neumann TLM 103 that I use for vocal work as well.
Want a REALLY good microphone? Buy a Neumann. You'll be glad you did.
I have been recording some finger style acoustic guitar driven songs this week including a lovely rendition of the classic Christmas hymn "Silent Night". Silent Night is probably my favorite Christmas song and I love a nice slow arrangement of it on guitar (which it was originally composed on).
I've also been producing some folky/country acoustic guitar tracks that lend themselves to a woodsy/nature/cabin living mood or feel. I find this style to be relaxing and peaceful with a tinge of reflective hopefulness in them. I think this fits perfectly with Fall (my favorite season). The cabin to the left says it all! Freedom, fresh air, simplicity of life....and love of nature.
Take a listen to one of my new tracks! This one is titled Acoustic Summer Dreams and will be available on AudioJungle within the next few days.
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