Month: November 2012

Turkey Gobble Sound for Thankful Sound Junkies

November 21, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Did you know that despite their paunch, turkeys would rather sleep on a perch or tree limb? They’re safe from predators up high. On a semi-related note: It is not advised that you try to do the same to evade your visiting relatives this Thanksgiving. Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This …

Salmon Swimming Sound for Those About to Slosh

November 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

You’re familiar with the plight of the salmon: theirs is a life spent swimming upstream, in both fresh and salt water, plagued all the way by bears and fishermen’s nets. The Pacific salmon never repeats this cycle. It makes the round trip to the stream where it hatched, spawns the …

Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

November 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

If the rainforest were like high school, then black spider monkeys—despite longish arms some might call freakish, or at least disproportionate—are basically the popular kids. Quite the socialite, the black spider monkey tends to hang in groups of two to three dozen at a time. Although still fairly healthy in …

Strange Places to Plant or Hide Lav Microphones

November 15, 2012 by Laura Sinnott in Sound Recording

In my years of recording sound effects and dialogue for film and commercial production I have hidden microphpones, mostly lav microphones, in all kinds of places (as I’m sure most sound recordists have). I’ve planted microphones in a tree branch in a West Virginia field, a toilet bowl to record …

Jeff Bizub Uses Music Theory to Fix GE Engines

November 14, 2012 by PSE in Audio Branding, Interactive Media, Sound Design, Sound Effects

Talk about heavy metal. As you may have read, GE Engineer Jeff Bizub made small pockets of audio and engineering geeks giddy earlier this year when, essentially, he transposed the frequencies of spark ignition engines to pre-diagnose breakdowns before they happened. Chalk it up to Jeff Bizub’s academic background in music theory, which