Paintball Marker Madness

About a year ago I did an SFX gig out in Southern California not too for from Magic Mountain in the valley.  Tucked away behind a big facility that euthanizes the county’s dog population was a paintball field full of targets and obstacles.  One of the first things I learned when I got there was not to call the paintball … Read More

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Manhattan Bridge

I am still exploring my new adopted borough of Brooklyn, NY, so don’t be surprised if you hear and see a lot of recordings from that locale on the blog.  I recently explored some of the parks around both the Brooklyn and Mahattan bridges.  On warm weekends you can see tons of kids playing and adults leisurely reading their newspapers. … Read More

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Hydrophones You’re The One

photo credit flickr/mybloodyself This week’s post is a bit of an experiment.  I recently purchased two hydrophones, and after a few weeks they finally showed up in the mail.  My work schedule right now wouldn’t permit me to run to the east river for a quick test run, so I settled for my bathtub.  I placed both mics on the … Read More

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The Ice Crusher

photo credit flickr/Fecki This past weekend my in-laws invited me out to the country for a much needed rest.  I recently started a new job and I am still in the midst of a move, so sleep is not something I am getting much of these days.  A weekend away is just what I needed.  Along with a lots of … Read More

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Brooklyn Landing

I recently took a new job in New York, which meant a departure from the midwest and a homecoming of sorts.  I grew up on the east coast and spent many years living in the Big Apple, but this is my first foray into the borough of Brooklyn.  I thought it would be appropriate to document my first full weekend … Read More

Michael RaphaelIndustry, People7 Comments