May 15, 2019 – Recording on Thunder Mountain (Thunder Volume 1)

Ah, I remember, August of 1988. President Reagan was still in office.  Typewriters still ruled unless you could afford a computer that saved files to 5&1/2” floppies and an expensive state-of-the-art dot matrix printer.

So my pal and one-time fellow effects recordist Doug Hemphill knows I seek thunder.  Just so happens he has the number for one Doc Holmes of the Langmuir Labs Lightning Research Center based out of Socorro New Mexico.  Good tip right?  Not exactly…

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May 14, 2019 – Acknowledgments

I would like to thank some people by name.  Thank you Charlie Compagna for goading me (gently) into publishing my sound effects libraries in the first place.  Thank you Gary Rydstrom for your likewise support and encouragement and keen editorial ear; your reality check listening has been invaluable.  Thank you Richard Dwan for your patient and generous support and friendship.  Thank you Mike Rozett for listening to my wacky ideas and being a stalwart source of Audio Truth in the highest sense.  Without these four people, this site wouldn’t exist.  I would also like to thank Samuel Greene of Zoom USA for actually listening (you know, a sound persons primary skill) to bold ideas and acting on them.  And I absolutely owe a great debt of gratitude to David Bock of Bock Audio, for using anything but his microphones now is, for me, a big step down.  As people say “Once you go Bock, you never go back”.

While this site has only slim pickings available now, just hang on: I have many terabytes – and growing – of material to publish.  BUT it all must be remastered to my satisfaction (not easy) and will take some time.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

May 13, 2019 – Mission Statement

Hallelujah for Izotope!  Where would we be without their miraculous software?  I shudder to think as I lived and worked in those days; recording to a Nagra IV-S no less with the inevitable tape hiss.  Still though, for many large guns my first pick still remains (as part of the setup) the Nagra IV-S along with a pair of Sennheiser 421s – the older version; pre-MK-II before Sennheiser changed their sound radically.

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