You've asked for more thunderstorms.
Here they are! My best storm recordings from the 2006 rainy season are now on CD.
Get out of the studio and record the sounds around you.
The Best Storms from 2007! [recorded on the SD 702]
Over 66 minutes of all new thunder from the '07 rainy season.
Sounds that were never meant to be put together... were put together.
A laptop computer was abused and then controlled chaos followed. Some things fell apart. Others simply broke. And more just slowly decayed. This is the soundtrack to what actually happened.
Buster's Last Stand
Part 2 of this epic trilogy
(Part 1 is "meow
")!!! They've finally had enough and now the machines are through with being nice. A crumbling power grid and failing internet can't hold them back. Neither can the nation's best minds. A disaster slowly unfolds.
"This is the AK47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of our enemy. It makes a distinctive sound...." So I sampled it.
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Other than a loud BANG what does an AK47 sound like?
Well I brought one into the studio to find out. I recorded the sounds of disassembly, striking various parts of the weapon with the cleaning rod, movement of the bolt carrier, dry fires, and more.
Gear used: Sound Devices 702
stereo digital recorder. Matched pair of Earthworks QTC 1 microphones. Edited in Pro Tools, then loaded the resulting samples in an Akai MPC 1000 for playback. I used the MPC's internal effects (delay and reverb) to add some depth.
More on the AK47 used:
This weapon is an Arsenal Arms SLR 101s chambered in 7.62 x 39. No live ammunition was used during the recording process and the weapon was safety checked before recording.
* Only the weapon and internal parts of the weapon were used as sound sources:
- bolt action
- cleaning rod striking parts of the receiver and barrel
- dry fire
- recoil spring unit rubbing against weapon
- safety selector
- bolt carrier and bolt against weapon
- varied distances from microphones when recording
Hear more of the "Prepared AK47" in my Difficult Listening Channel podcast (below)
For just $0.50 each you can purchase a track (funds will go to record more interesting objects).
"Difficult Listening Channel - 191 - Filthy Dirty Pervert and the Lactating Monkey or: A Dogfish Combustible" Chris forgot the detonators! Even after the sergeant reminded him several times before the mission. He's going to be in big trouble when... if he gets back. Dropped 30 miles behind enemy lines, 6 men and no detonators! For now it's the sergeant who's in it big as the captain has a bag of fresh detonators on his desk - the very detonators that should be with Chris - behind enemy lines. The shit starts rolling downhill fast as the sergeant is assigned to latrine detail, and that's just for starters. The captain has lost it before but not like this. He's about 2 seconds away from a stroke when the news comes in. The bridge is still intact! Damn right it is... BECAUSE THE FUCKING DETONATORS ARE ON HIS DESK!!! Chris is such an asshole.
show release date 9-19-2012
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Return of the Prepared AK47
Wait, there's more
- a whole lot more! What happened when I took the AK47 samples and put them into a custom Reaktor synthesizer? Only 1 way to find out.
Experience "the Difficult Listening Channel" podcast where the sounds in my head become the sounds in yours.
Hungarian Throw-up Machine
The third and final installment of this amazing trilogy!
If you're ever in one of my dreams, never, ever, ever, under any circumstances get in an elevator. No matter how normal it seems. Just don't do it. Because it will get weird real quick. That's where this soundtrack begins.