In addition to doing lots of composing recently with my Western Spaghetti tracks & Western Cowboy tracks, I have been building my sound effects library. I've focused primarily on Male Voice sounds. This week alone I added 60 new sounds to audiojungle. It includes various typical male voice sounds like Male Understanding Expressions, to Fairytale voices like Fairytale Giant Ogre to Warrior Battle Cries. If you need a custom Male Voice Over sound please contact me!
I've learn long ago when the creative spirit hits and you're on a roll....roll with it! I've had a blast the last several days composing and producing Spaghetti Western style music tracks. I've always loved the music in Clint Eastwood's Westerns (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) and the music of Ennio Morricone is so creative and original. Using the flavor of his music I've written several pieces that put you right in the middle of a cinematic Western. I used my Gretsch Country Gentleman along with classical acoustic guitar, orchestral strings, choirs, drums, percussion, tubular bells, male shouts, whistles and whip sounds. It takes you back to the 60s and 70s westerns where a gun fight is brewing!
We are still recovering from Hurricane Florence and last week I was emptying a recycle bin that I had filled with water just in case we needed it. Before I emptied it and used some long plastic tubing I bought from Lowes to make lots of different bubble sounds. I attached the tubing to a brick with duct tape to make it sink to the bottom of the bin. Using my Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair I recorded several different runs of bubble blowing. I also used a long broom stick to stir the water to make stirring sounds. After I dropped the sound in Logic Pro X, I was able to sample it and pitch the bubbles down a bit. I added some compression/EQ and added a track with a fireplace sound I recorded some time ago and another track of boiling steamy water. One I mastered it I have a nice witches boiling cauldron sound effect!
Very happy that this past week I hit 10,000 sounds sold online! This has been a goal for the last year and it feels nice to finally reach it. Now on to 20,000!
I recently produced a Youtube video to demo my animation voice over work along with various cartoon sound effects I've created in recent days.
Happy that one of my sounds has been licensed by the Turner Broadcasting Cartoon Network for use in The Bare Bears Cartoon show. It will be in one of their Christmas episodes.
I continue to build my sound effects library with lots of different cartoon voices including hi-pitched "minion-like" sounds. I usually start with my Neumann U87 to record the vocalizations and then mix them out so I can sample them. Then I pitch the samples up using my keyboard and then drop them back into Logic Pro X to add EQ and compression. Some of my minion sounds have been incorporated into the well known Youtube Fuzzy Puppet Show cartoon.
Producing various Game Sound Effects has been very rewarding the last couple of years. I have been very happy with the number of sales I have received and there seems to be endless creative possibilities in this arena. In addition to sound effects I have produced several musical interludes for the gaming community. I have a number of different sound effects such as audience responses, body punch sounds, game announcer sounds, coin collect sounds, game over sounds, game bonus sounds, etc. If you're interested in having a custom game sound recorded for you please use my contact page to send me a note.
I recently came into the possession of a Bamboo Cane about 4.5 feet long and used it to make several sound effects. I started by recording fast downward motion swishes by positioning a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones along with a Neumann KMR 81 Shotgun microphone. From those sounds I was able to sample them and play them back in different pitches and lengths. They work great for whoosh sounds and for creating Kung Fu fighting sound effects. With a little work I was also able to create the sound of an Axe Throw Sound Effect whistling through the air.
Listen to a sample: Bamboo Whoosh & Swish
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