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Summer/Fall 2020 – Part 2

The name of the game over these last few months has been building and rounding out the Back Pocket Sound SFX library. As of writing this I’m at 784 sounds. The video content has been a great way to keep me motivated and take a little extra care and thought into the things I record.…
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Checking In – Summer / Fall 2020

Hey everybody. Here’s a summer update – I started a Youtube channel. The goal is to contextualize the sounds I share, reach a new audience, and document my sound recording adventures. This video was from a trip to Sauble Beach this summer. I found a quiet spot on the beach, and recorded for 45 minutes.…
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Recording a 360 Sprinter Car.

Sometimes a little blind commitment will take you places you never thought you’d go. Admittedly my trained audio experience lies in the studio, and as passionate as I feel about field recording, I’ve been figuring a lot of it out as I go. This working model was exemplified when I pulled into Ohsweken Speedway with a duffle bag…
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A new recording endeavour/learning experience.

A month ago: roommate gets a new Ford Ranger. A week ago: We take a trip up to northern Ontario to start a new sound-recording adventure: That’s right… Looks like I’m putting together an Off-Roading SFX Library. The plan is to cover a spectrum of realistic vehicle sounds, along with enhanced samples made from what I record. Although…
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A new chapter…

Like many all around the world, Covid-19 has changed my life pretty dramatically. Since April I’ve been working exclusively from home. Doing sound design for commercials and TV shows, composing music and engineering remote sessions with Zoom and Source Connect. What the change has meant to me is less time and energy spent commuting, a more comfortable working…
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The Sound Of Smoke

I never thought the bong would make it’s way into the studio but what the client asks for, we will deliver…   What we learned (and maybe already knew) is that a bong will make dramatically different sounds with and without the… smoking material. So… we ended up splitting this up into two recording sessions. One at…
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Ildsjel Collective – Crowd Walla + New Libraries

Pardon the radio silence lately. Life took over for a bit but I’m happy to bring some new news. We have two brand new SFX libraries nearing completion. Introducing the Boxing Collection: And the Creatures Collection: Both to be released in spring, 2019. Shoutout to Dan Sadaba from Sadabots for the great artwork. He’s been…
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Behind The Scenes – Boxing Collection – Part 1

We’re back at it again, recording a brand new library full of ready-to-use boxing sound effects. My friend/bandmate Chris and I joined a boxing gym a couple years ago. Though I’ve fallen in and out of the sport, Chris has been passionate about it since the beginning. He’s the one who actually inspired me to…
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The Horseshoe Tavern – Samantha Martin & The Delta Sugar – Crowd Ambiences

Hey everyone. We spent last night recording an amazing show at The Horseshoe Tavern. Samantha Martin and The Delta Sugar performed their new album to a sold out crowd (roughly 400 people) and the venue was fired up. I spent the show right in the middle of that crowd recording the response to every tune.…
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Behind The Scenes – Skateboard Collection

Recording a skateboarding SFX library was an intuitive process because it’s a world I know. I skated pretty hard when I was younger. It’s all I ever wanted to do. Every day as soon as school ended, me and my friends would be out there till the sun went down. It’s such a liberating sport.…
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