Foghorn Leghorn

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to record an old foghorn, which a loving collector picked up from Cleveland Station many years ago. This bad boy sits right on the edge of Lake Eerie (what a backyard). What better place for a foghorn but a giant lake: I love the utter hugeness of the sound that this thing … Read More

Michael RaphaelIndustry4 Comments

Cold as Ice

Lately I have had some real trouble recording Owls.  They are not like songbirds where they just pop out of trees and announce their presence.  Raptors, on the other hand, are pretty sneaky, they hide out in trees and pounce on their prey like greased lightning.  After three weekends out between 1:00 – 5:00 AM trying to record Great Horned Owls … Read More

Michael RaphaelNature7 Comments

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships took place this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Over the course of the weekend, thousands of players hit the frozen ice and breathed in the frozen air.  It was -5F or colder for most of the tournament.  I don’t have much hockey sounds in my library, so I thought it would be a good time … Read More

Michael RaphaelNature, People5 Comments