> A 22 ton musical instrument with the most incredible subsonics?
Can you guess what it could be?
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> Wow great looking surround hydrophone rig!
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> You might think the whole point of making & releasing sound libraries is purely financial, and while paying the mortgage etc is important, there are two other factors that make it more deeply rewarding than any income can provide. First I love researching & exploring a theme of sounds for each library – it makes me think in unusual ways, laterally etc.. and it puts me in touch with all sorts of people and resources I would never even know about…. The other reward is hearing what people do with my sounds. I am not so interested in providing pre-designed sounds; that part is the unique creative work that each person who uses the libraries brings. So this weekend its been really gratifying to see two really fantastic examples, one I can’t show you (an incredibly evocative & clever title sequence for a film using the Alofaaga Blowhole sounds) but the other I can. Miguel has been having some serious fun with both my PRESSURE library and the BLOW HOLES – check it out at Designing Sounds inaugural SFX Lab #1 – inspiring work Miguel, you’ve made my day!
> Last night I think I got very, very close to breaking my thumb! And it happened while playing the piano – not sure many people could say thats ever happened to them, even professional piano players. It was like an electric shot went through my whole arm, and I almost went into shock & really had to focus to check whether my thumb was ok… Thankfully it was ok (opposable thumbs are kinda handy!) and is still a little sore today… But heres a few photos of my piano ‘playing’ – I’m recording six track using two contact mics, a pair of Oktava MK012 mics (great bottom end!) and a pair of DPA 4060 mics… Round two tonight!