DISTURBING BOOMS - NEW SFX LIBRARY

DISTURBING BOOMS [FREE EDITION] are now available for download. It's yet another sfx library designed by myself and the second one from DISTURBING series. It's also a free preview of a bigger project that I'm currently working on. Enjoy! 

Nosleep podcast S08E24

I produce 4 stories for S08E24 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

“Death Before Disco”† written by M.J. Pack and performed by Addison Peacock & Jes Echo. (Story starts around 00:03:10)

There Was a Locked Door In My Hotel Room“† written by Emily Lynch and performed by Alexis Bristowe & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:20:40)

Every Drug Takes Something“† written by V.R. Gregg and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & Jesse Cornett & Peter Lewis & David Ault & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 00:38:55)

Season Pass story:

The Town I Grew Up in Was Torn Apart by a Serial Killer“† written by Laura Chase and performed by Nichole Goodnight & Nikolle Doolin & Dan Zappulla & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 01:31:00)

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NOSLEEP PODCAST S8E23

I produce 4 stories for S08E23 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

Number 3“† written by Bethany Stone and performed by Nikolle Doolin & David Cummings. (Story starts around 00:02:30)

The Reason I Don’t do Cold Readings Anymore“† written by Kevin Thomas and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson & Penny Andrews & Andy Cresswell. (Story starts around 00:20:00)

Season Pass story:

Mr. Grabs“† written by E.Z. Morgan and performed by Dan Zappulla & Nichole Goodnight & Jeff Clement & Nikolle Doolin. (Story starts around 01:09:30)

The Smiling Ones on Space Station Mir“† written by Darius Pilgrim and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jesse Cornett & Peter Lewis & Kyle Akers & Atticus Jackson & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 01:26:20)

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NOSLEEP PODCAST S8E22

I produce 4 stories for S08E22 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

The Roommate I Only Saw Once“† written by Nathan Anderson and performed by Dan Zappulla & Jessica McEvoy. (Story starts around 00:03:30)

Wallmart“† written by Marshall Bannana and performed by Addison Peacock & Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 00:46:30)

Season Pass story:

The Ringing in My Ear“† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson & James Cleveland. (Story starts around 00:59:30)

I Should Have Canceled Class“† written by John Derrick and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jessica McEvoy & Matthew Bradford & Jes Echo & Dan Zappulla. (Story starts around 01:13:40)

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NOSLEEP PODCAST S8E21

I produce 3 stories for S08E21 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

My Last Prank“† written by F.F. and performed by Matthew Bradford & Kyle Akers & Corinne Sanders. (Story starts around 00:04:45)

“Mr. Cracks”† written by J.J. Cheesman and performed by Jesse Cornett & Mike DelGaudio & Dan Zappulla & Nikolle Doolin & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 00:22:20)

Season Pass story:

Double Bass Kick“† written by Elias Witherow and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Atticus Jackson & Dan Zappulla & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 01:17:00)

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NOSLEEP PODCAST S8E20

I produce 4 stories for S08E21 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

The Road to Hell is Paved in EnduroFlex Heavy Duty Asphalt“† written by Manen Lyset and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Atticus Jackson & Dan Zappulla. (Story starts around 00:03:30)

It Was Called The Hating Tree“† written by Dan Richardson and performed by Atticus Jackson & Kyle Akers & Elie Hirschman & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 00:20:30)

I Used to Work the Grill at Reservation Diner“† written by Samir Hamrouni and performed by Matthew Bradford & Mike DelGaudio & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:35:00)

Season Pass story:

“The Feind House”† written by Irene Stark and performed by Nikolle Doolin & Dan Zappulla & Alexis Bristowe & Patrick Cline & Erika Sanderson & Mike DelGaudio. (Story starts around 01:00:45)

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NOSLEEP PODCAST S8E19

I produce 3 stories for S08E19 of The NoSleep Podcast

Free EP stories:

A Party in a Church“† written by T. Weaver and performed by Matthew Bradford & Dan Zappula & Nicole Goodnight & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 00:06:25) 

Even Demons Need to Study“† written by Jim Wicket and performed by Dan Zappula & David Cummings &. Mike DelGaudio & Erika Sanderson & Patric Cline & Jesse Cornet & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 00:26:00) 

Putting Lipstick on a Pig“† written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Atticus Jackson & Corine Sanders & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 00:47:30) 

Season Pass story:

“The New Roomate”† written by John Foster and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jeff Clement & Kyle Akers & Ellie Hirshman & Peter Lewis. (Story starts around 01:01:30)

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MY MOST POPULAR/BEST SELLING SFXs SO FAR

UI SOUND EFFECTS and ALLIEN ATMOSPHERES seem to be my most popular and best selling SFX libraries so far. MINI UI (a lighter FREE version of UI SOUND EFFECTS) has been downloaded nearly 1k times. Thanks guys!

At the moment I'm working on few more SFX libraries. Probably the most interesting (and time consuming) project I'm working on now is mix of organic and modular synthesized sounds morphed together. This one takes a lot of time to develop so it'll probably be out in ~2month. More libraries (including FREE ones) to be added soon.

IK Multimedia iLoud Monitors - FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I was very skeptical about the new IK "monitors" and they'd seemed nothing but gimmick to me, at least up until two days ago.

My approach to buying monitors has changed drastically over the last few years. I worked on quite a few pairs. When I was an employee of a production studio I didn't have to worry about things like acoustic treatment or how certain monitors would sound in a given acoustic environment. Even when I started putting together my "home studio" I would not really care about how do monitors behave  and how adaptable they are. I was able to check my sound gigs in a pro studio and made correction back at home upon what I'd heard in the studio.

Now, a lot has changed over the last few years. I've started working almost 100% ITB, I've gone self employed and so forth. My home studio isn't even close to be as well balanced as any pro studio that spent 1000s of dollars on "juts" acoustic treatment.

We all do what we can and that's about it. One simply can't do it all, especially when moving around a lot and renting.

That's when I started reading a lot on monitors that behave better in worse acoustic conditions. Genelec 8010As seemed to be a perfect choice. No doubt about this one. They sound absolutely amazing especially when you A/B them with AKG 702. Now, I'm not saying you can mix Aerosmith or re-record sound for another remake of Godzilla on those, but I have done a lot of shorts, designed 1000s of SFX and put together hours of audio drama - and yes it worked!

Lately, I was looking for something more portable - I tend to move around quite a bit and taking Genelcs with me isn't always the best idea. 

I got my iLouds 2 days ago and wow. Don't be fooled by their size! They are slightly taller than Genelcs, thiner and way lighter. Totally portable. 

When it comes to the SOUND - man - the LOWs are incredible. Having a front bass reflex (over the rear one) helps a lot (plus has a lot of acoustic benefits). Mids need getting used to - clarity is amazing, although they are slightly different for someone who's used to 8010A's mids. Highs are crystal clear and the monitors are nicely balanced. I love how wide they sound even when put quite close to each other.

Overly, I'm really pleased with my brand new iLouds. Still kind of surprised how much beef they have.