December 17, 2017

Don’t Be a Hater, Hart a Gator!!

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The gator library has been released! Don't release the hounds, they will be eaten! Check it out here! Here's the library demo: … [Read more...]

DesigningSound.org’s Sound Design Competition, Sponsored by HartFX!

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Every month, Shaun Farley hosts a Sound Design Challenge. We're now on Challenge #13, and HartFX is sponsoring it, which means that if you win, you take home your very own copy of the Hart of Steel HD library! Check out the challenge's rules: We’re going in an advertising direction this time around. The picture above is a capture from the video you’ll be working with for this challenge. It’s an old, in-theatre, trailer advertising a screening of horror movies. You’re task this time around will be to create the audio for this trailer keeping the horror and advertising aspects in mind, as well as matching the sound to the period of … [Read more...]

Road Trip Special: Recording at The Garage

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After we finished up recording Gareth's Yamaha R1, we all decided to go out for pizza and drinks. While we were sitting there talking about our plans for the week, Gareth mentioned that we should come by the transmission shop where he works. It sounded like a great idea. We planned everything out and then showed up around 11:45 the next morning. We timed it so that we would show up right before everyone went on lunch, so we had the whole place pretty much to ourselves. Pretty sweet! Johnny grabbed a stereo package (CSS-5 into a 744T) and I grabbed a mono package (MKH60 into a 744T) and we headed into the garage. We met up with Gareth, who … [Read more...]

Road Trip Special: Recording the Yamaha R1

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Last Monday was our first full day in Greenville, SC. We didn't have many big plans that day, just location scouting, organizing gear, building rigs, and a few other housekeeping activities on the agenda. We were supposed to be recording a MasterCraft Ski Boat with a nearly 400hp Carbureted Ford V8 inboard engine on it, but the weather prevented that. As a consolation, Will, our host, mentioned that his good friend, Gareth, had a Yamaha R1 bike that we might be able to play around with. Having no other plans for the rest of the night, we jumped on it, and were soon meeting up with Gareth to record his R1. I've recorded bikes before, but … [Read more...]

New Library Coming Soon: LFE Effects

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So it's been a good few months since I've released a library. I am planning the release of 3 - 4 more by the end of the summer - so keep your eyes out! The first one that will be released (hopefully by the end of May) is a collection of high resolution LFE effects. The library will be called... drumroll please... "My Hart Resonates!" I enjoyed that :-) These aren't your simple synthesized LFEs. These are all real sounds, in real environments! Here's a taste of what I mean: (you'll need a sub or good headphones for this one!) In the demo above, everything is recorded with an Aquarian H2a hydrophone (sometimes with … [Read more...]

My Hart is Racing

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Start your engines! This is my second library release. It might be small in size, but it's epic in sound! 46 files in 96k/24b goodness. The are cars, bikes, Jr dragsters, all sorts of stuff in the library. I've got recordings from the beginning of the drag strip, from the end of the drag strip, in the middle of the drag strip, in the paddock. There's all sorts of sounds! There's even a grab bag file - nearly 7 minutes of an unedited qualifying heat! You can pick up the library here! All sounds were recorded with a Sanken CSS-5 into a Sound Devices 702T. Here's some sample material from the library: Wohoo! … [Read more...]

Industrial Library 001

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It's HUGE. As in over 22gb of sound. All in 192k/24b. If you played all of the the files back to back, it would take you over 5 1/2 hours to listen to it all. And that's not even the cool part. This is kind of a unique library. I recorded with a number of microphone (up to 8 at times) into two Deva V recorders (a single one didn't like recording 8 channels of 192k/24b!). Then in post, I mixed and matched different mics to make the baddest, beefiest sounding tools I could. But the cool thing is that I've also included the separate mics on their own, all time aligned and all, so you can do your own mix, or just chose one perspective you like … [Read more...]