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Date:

08/08/2022


Time of day:

Afternoon


Subject:

Forest With Near Beach


Location:

Algonquin Park



Notes: Recently I had taking a camping trip to Cannisby lake at Algonquin Park. Immediately upon arrival, I noticed how quiet it was there and how still but alive the environment sounded. On my final day of the trip, I had decided to capture what the experience was like, originally it was planned to be recorded from a canoe in the middle of the lake but sound carries across the water much better than I had anticipated. Nearby, there was a small public beach where kids would often go and play and from inside the forest, it added a very eerie element of horror to the natural stillness of the forest.


About 2km from the shoreline and nearby a chipmunk den, I had placed my UŚi Pro's about 1ft off the ground in a spaced A/B configuration and hit recording. From the sound of the distant children screams to the nearby chipmunk calls, this recording turned into a very eerie ambience that would be an excellent element to add to the next post-apocalyptic project I work on.


Date:

08/02/2022


Time of day:

Afternoon


Subject:

Dragon animation from Bioware



Notes: This was incredibly fun to do. The goal was to design how the dragon would sound within an hour. at first I thought there was no way I could get anything done within an hour. Usually, I have a whole phase of writing out ideas, emotions to capture, and a general vibe for the creature. But with just an hour, I went straight for my "creature" folder of my SFX library and began browsing through sounds and throwing in layers that I thought could work. The foundation layer was a baby elephant squealing, which led to the inspiration to use cellophane, and metal scrapes to create the main "shriek" of the dragon.


Once the main roar was fleshed out, then it came to add personality to it by adding bookends to the head and tail of the roar. Doing this adds so much extra character and texture to the dragon. After adding in some breaths and groans, time was up and this was the final result. I hope everyone enjoys it.

Date:

07/6/2022


Time of day:

Morning


Subject:

Lasers


Location:

Home Studio


Notes:

For this year's field recording "julibrary", I wanted to challenge myself to create more sounds using my synths. I've always used them for more "musical" sounds so it required me to think about "what and how to" create the sound. initially, I wanted to make a laser "pew" using just the synth but Due to the limitations of my Arturia Minibrute (no envelope for pitch), I decided to use it to create a single transient that I could further manipulate to create a laser.


Once the transient recording were in reaper, I wanted to go in a sci-fi direction, taking heavy influence on the sound design of Returnal to create weird transient textures. Following a massive plugin chain later, I think that something cool got created.

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