Michael Oster really does use this recording to help him sleep better when he travels.
recording music, sound effects, broadcast, CDs.
hurricane sounds on CD
hurricane sounds in your headphones.

My name is Michael Oster and I love recording. Most people fear hurricanes. I see them as a recording opportunity. So, when Tampa was destined to get a visit from Hurricane Frances, I charged up my batteries and prepared to record.


What I captured surprised me. It wasn't devastation, destruction, and rage. It was somewhat peaceful and strangely interesting... even useful... sounding like huge, rushing waves and heavy rain.



I use this CD to help me sleep.
I
keep the mp3 version of this recording on my iPod and it works great when I'm staying in hotels. It "covers up" also known as masking the sounds of noisy neighbors, activities going on in the halls or other unexpected sounds. I get a much more restful sleep on the road thanks to this recording.

Sound of a Dying Hurricane is in an Oscar nominated feature film!

Sounds from this CD and one of my other CDs "
Suburban Thunder" are in "Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest" which has been nominated for 2 Oscars in Sound!
Production notes.

Sound of a Dying Hurricane was recorded, edited and mastered by Michael Oster at F7 Sound and Vision, Tampa, Florida.


Technical notes.

I made this recording with a matched stereo pair of Earthworks QTC-1 microphones and a Grace Design Lunatec V2 microphone preamplifier to an HHB PDR-1000 DAT recorder. Editing and mastering were done on a 24 bit Pro Tools Mix system. This is the kind of recording equipment used in the production of feature films and award winning CDs.


BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE SOUND! "Sound of a Dying Hurricane" and one of my other CDs "Suburban Thunder" sound so great that I was paid to have them used in part of the Oscar nominated feature film "Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest".

If they sound good enough for a 4-time Oscar winning sound supervisior, then they sound good enough for anyone!
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TAMPA, FL September 5, 2004: Hurricane Frances crosses the state of Florida, then briefly stalls over the Tampa Bay area as it loses strength. What once had winds over 110 mph, now is barely a hurricane.

The power's out and
everyone is safely tucked away inside... except for me. Armed with a battery-powered DAT recorder plus world-class microphones and preamps, I captured the sound of a dying hurricane.

A Hurricane In Your Headphones!
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