Nascar! LOUD!

I went to my first Nascar race last weekend. It was LOUD! People had warned me about this, but I don’t think I quite understood it until I was there.

Lifting Michigan Avenue

One of the things Chicago is known for is it’s some what infamous river. The Chicago river (as beautiful as it is today) was once so sludged full of sewage and other waste that rats could run across the build-up on the…

The Weirdos with Microphones

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve done some field recording. If you’ve done a lot of field recording, chances are you’ve had a few run ins with police, security, and the general public where they thought you were…

Flying Robot Boogie Cats

Fly-bys and swooshes are a huge part of sound design. While typical library solutions might work, you can’t beat originally created material. For me this is usually done by designing each sound effect individually, and this takes time. You might…

Help Start a Crowd-sourced Sound Library

Mike Niederquell has taken the initiative to start putting together free crowd-sourced sound libraries. The basic idea is a new library each month, and anyone who contributes a recording gets access to the that library. Best of all, it’s free!