I am a field recordist.
Since 1996 I’ve been recording cool and rare evocative sound effects from all over the world.
I use vibrant recordings to transport listeners and invoke new emotions using only sound.
Why I record sound effects
I believe that our sense of sound is under-appreciated. I believe that sound effects have immense power to inspire, immerse and compel emotion.
I have found the ideal way to translate this effect is with pure and meaningful sound effect recordings.
Because of this I believe that the voice of a sound effect is best without processing, and that the quality of a sound effect is determined in the field, not the edit suite.
I believe that human emotion in the subject or the recordist is the defining element in good sound. Not the price of your equipment.
What sound effects I capture
Every day our environment and society changes. Sounds we hear today may not be heard 10 years from now: a type of car engine, a bird about to go extinct, a tribal singer that is the last of their line.
My goal is to document the planet’s voice one country, region and town at a time. So far I have captured sound effects from four continents, and almost thirty countries. I plan to visit all seven continents and each of the world’s countries.
What you’ll find at Jetstreaming
Jetstreaming is a blog about travelling, recording vivid sound effects and sharing them with the world. I chose the blog title to echo the travel theme and also my e-commerce sound effects website, Airborne Sound.
In these pages you’ll find articles about:
- my experiences field recording live sound effects at home and on the road
- my explorations sparking and maintaining creativity amidst the technical craft of field recording
- my ideas and stories selling or sharing my sound library on line
- tips, tricks and advice how you can do the same
Wondering how to begin? Start here.
Where you can find me
In 2010 I created airbornesound.com to share my sound effects recordings with the world. Please visit us there. You’ll find 19,000+ sound recordings with more being added every week.
I’ve also worked on some feature films like Batman Begins, Ali, Glory Road and some others. You can see the list on IMDb.