Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to Record Sound Effects by Dave Lukezic of Sound Ideas


Dave Lukezic, Sound Ideas Chief Sound Engineer, shares his knowledge of how to record sound effects and the process involved in creating a good sound effects library. Dave determines whether a sound will be recorded on location or in the recording studio and then utilizes a high quality stereo mic along with a high definition sound recorder to get the job done.

Next, Dave records every possible sound, from every possible angle and then brings the sound effects back to the studio to catalog all the takes. A determination is then made as to whether further processing techniques are required to eliminate background noise or wind through equilization.

Dave also discusses the challenge of finding the quiet locations required to accurately record sound effects outdoors - background traffic, and air traffic in particular, tends to be problematic.

Dave also explains high definition and discusses the benefits of working with high definition sounds in a production.

To view our Sound Effects Libraries, visit http://www.sound-ideas.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

World Series of Sound Effects - Amsterdam by Sound Ideas

Recording Ambience Sound Effects in Amsterdam by Sound Ideas

Sound Ideas visited the beautiful city of Amsterdam to record background ambience sound effects for our World Series of Sound Library.

Every city has it's own unique flavour - and Amsterdam is no exception. We recorded all the unique background sounds that make up the ambience of Amsterdam - airport ambiences, bus sounds, train sounds and traffic sounds. We also record the unique sound effects of caf├ęs and restaurants found in abundance throughout Amsterdam.

Our sound engineers also recorded the riverways and the Amsterdam harbour to capture the background ambience of boats and water traffic.

Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the sounds you need.

For these and other ambience sound effects, visit http://www.sound-ideas.com/sfxmenu-ambience.html