Tag Archives: recording

Recording: Air Ducts

Whenever I move into a new place, I try to go through and record all the vents, doors, cabinets, and anything else that might make a noise.  I recently unearthed a few recordings of some air ducts I did shortly after moving into my current place.  Each vent has its own personality and some of them get REALLY loud.  In the following clip, I moved the mic around to different locations within the airflow and then started tweaking the vent … Continue reading

SoundWorks Collection Profile: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Here’s another great sound profile from SoundWorks Collection. This time it’s all about those crazy apes! Some really great production footage of Andy Serkis as “Caeser” and how they combined his vocalizations with vocalizations of actual chimps from the Chimp Haven. Enjoy! SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. Info from SoundWorks Collection: Acting as a foundation with an origin story for a new film series, Director Rupert Wyatt takes … Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole: Modular Synthesis

I’ve been on the precipice of building a modular synth rig for a number of years now. It’s always been something that’s been incredibly interesting and somewhat intimidating for me. No presets? What? No undo? What? What?? No software registration? YES. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I decided to go for it. I started doing some heavy duty research in terms of what was currently available and relevant in the modular world, what the online “scene” was like (I … Continue reading

Sound Profile: Unstoppable

My Dad is a train nut. I mean…he had a room built on to their house specifically for his model train layout and storage of all of the engines and cars that he’s collected throughout the years. He crazy. The latest SoundWorks Collection doc on the action-thriller Unstoppable will definitely hold his interest. There is some truly remarkable and beefy sounds in this little doc, so enjoy! I might have to call my Dad and see if he wants to … Continue reading

Recording: Bowing Glass

My roommates and I were prepping for a pretty massive garage sale last month and between the three of us, we had a number of dishes that we didn’t want.  We decided to go through and get rid of a ton of wine glasses, but I wanted to do some recording with them before they disappeared.  I grabbed a few glasses and started bowing them. As I was recording, I decided it would be fun to play with the tones … Continue reading