Sunday, 11 January 2009

"Oh I do like to be beside the sea side"

Hi all.  

Towards the end of 2008 I received a couple of new projects to start work on.  One, which I am going to tell you about is for a Xbox Live Community Game that is being developed by Binary Tweed.  

I have been asked to provide a number of sounds and ambiences for the project.  I do have option to access number of sound libraries from which I can download sounds from. However, being the self respecting sound recording artist that I am, I intend to record as many of these effects myself as I can.  However, since my employers where only able to donate a broken toe 
nail that they found down the back of their sofa to the cost of the flight out to the caribean to record the tropical bird ambiences, I may have to resort to using them for one or two. 

However, there are many sounds on the list which are readily available for me to record and some of which I already have in my library.  Take for example the sound of the sea shore waves.  If you don't know this already, I am from a small sea side town called Hastings on the South Coast of Great Britain.  There is plenty of water around me.  So I took a drive out to a quite spot in a small area called Winchelsea set up my gear and pressed record.  I got a good capture, the sea was calm and there were very few sea gulls around to squark and crap on my gear and being the middle of January there wasn't any screaming kids around either. 

I'll keep you up to date with how this project is going, and if you're lucky you might get a podcast out of it :D

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