Get out of the studio and record the sounds around you.
Thousands of giant reptiles call Gasparilla Island home. But are they welcome there?
You've asked for more thunderstorms.
Here they are!
. I touched it. I watched video with it. I surfed with it. I purchased it. I reviewed it.
Sony PCM-D50 Review
Can I have "too many" digital audio field recorders? Can a woman have "too many" pairs of shoes? I didn't think so....
The Most BADASS Thunder from 2007!
Over 66 minutes my best recorded thunder from the '07 rainy season.
Lets take sand paper and razor blades to perfectly good CDs.
Bobcat in my Backyard!
What looked like a common housecat when its back was to me then turns to reveal something wild!
Mountain Streams and Waterfalls CD
Nature's poetry expressed in sound. Over 54 minutes of my best stream and waterfall recordings.
A relaxing insect symphony.
Over 68 minutes of unedited, uninterrupted insect "music" recorded in the North Georgia Mountains. You're hearing it exactly the way they "played" it.
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Is there any better sound to sleep to than the peaceful ambience of a remote mountain rain?
Return of the Prepared AK 47
The most famous (or infamous) assault rifle in the world gets a makeover! What if I sampled the sounds of an AK47, processed the hell out of them and made a CD?
Zombies in the Basement!
You neighbors may have termites, but YOU'VE GOT ZOMBIES! And they sound so real, you might be tempted to load your shotgun and start blasting!
Useful Masking Noise
A cross between a closeup waterfall hitting cool rocks, old analog television static, with a gentle touch of industrial fan and a faint hint of radio crackle. Think of it as being a fine wine for your ears.
It started as a synthesizer that I made called "Electric Placenta". It's also a play on a Hendrix release that some of you might recognize.
Breakfast at Lobotomy's
It's intense noise.
The kind you were warned about. But it's deeper than that. Complex and always moving, Oster keeps it going on "Breakfast at Lobotomy's" with thick, heavy walls of electronic destruction!
Alien atmospheres surround you as sound Design goes wild in Michael Oster's 2011 CD release!
Curly Tail Lizards and Knight Anoles Invade!
Pythons, Boa Constrictors and Monitor Lizards get all the press but there are other species that have made Florida their home. Check out my pictures of these invasive lizards...
Messages From Space
The prequel to "...Aliens Invade!"
Weeks before the invasion a series of messages were sent to Earth. Complex and confusing, but highly specific instructions were embedded within a stream containing thousands of random sounds.
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"Suburban Thunder", "Thunderstorms 2006" and "Thunderstorms 2007"
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Sounds that were never meant to be put together... were put together.
A laptop computer was abused and then controlled chaos followed. Some things fell apart. Others simply broke. And more just slowly decayed. This is the soundtrack to what actually happened.
Buster's Last Stand
Part 2 of this epic trilogy
(Part 1 is "meow
")!!! They've finally had enough and now the machines are through with being nice. A crumbling power grid and failing internet can't hold them back. Neither can the nation's best minds. A disaster slowly unfolds.
Hungarian Throw-up Machine
The third and final installment of this amazing trilogy!
If you're ever in one of my dreams, never, ever, ever, under any circumstances get in an elevator. No matter how normal it seems. Just don't do it. Because it will get weird real quick. That's where this soundtrack begins.
The Best Question Asked
The Answer to the Best Question
I've been asked so far....
I review the Sound Devices 702 solid state digital recorder.
Free Sound Effects!
Yes, I've got even more, LOTS MORE free sounds for you to download on my other site LaptopNoise.com....
You may not have heard of me, but chances are, you've heard my sounds.
I started my professional career in 1992 and my sounds have appeared in feature film, television and lots of other interesting places
Welcome to the Supreme InterGalactic Headquarters
of F7 Sound and Vision
Extreme Tape Manipulation
Play analog tapes on a turntable!
I'll show you how.
Keys to Web Site Success
Get your web site noticed!
Essential tips that you can use to bring more traffic to your site.
Radio as a Processor
Give your music new character by transmitting it over the FM airwaves.
Record a Fart
Put the microphone where? A few things to consider before documenting a gas discharge...
The Story Behind My CDs
Personality, character, style, emotion and more go in before a CD ever comes out.
Before you trash your old microphone and buy a new one. Try this...
Some of the latest and not so latest recording gear is put into action.
"Difficult Listening Channel - 245 - Jumping the Red Eye to Mars or: I Don't Have ADHD…. I Have a Gift" Jason pushed the red button and started the feedback loop that would soon be unstoppable. His sister, Stephanie, stood nearby watching in horror. Within seconds, the room began to shudder. Books, trophies, and miscellaneous knickknacks dropped from shelves to the floor. The smell of burning plastic enveloped the room. Out of the corner of her fearful eye, Stephanie witnessed her beloved tabby cat, Mister Sprinkles, dart under the bed to an ill-perceived save haven. In less than a minute, the entire second floor of their house was buckling from the growling rumble - a side effect of the process now set into motion. 'We've got to get out of here now, Jason.' 'You can go, but I'm staying, Chickenshit'! That was Jason's pet name for his baby sister. He'd called her that since about the time she could walk. 'Fine. I'm telling Mom when she get's home.' 'Yeh, try it and see what happens to your Barbie collection', Jason lashed back. The sound had reached an almost ear-bleeding intensity as the little white popcorns dropped from the ceiling. Stephanie couldn't take any more. She reached under the bed, grabbed her kitty and fled the room. Then, the sound instantly stopped. The chaos had turned to quiet as the house went black. It was over. 'Damnit bitch!' That was Jason's other pet name for his baby sister. He knew exactly what she'd done and he was royally pissed. Stephanie's Barbies were about to be melted.
show release date 3-4-2014
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Michael Oster's Discography
Here's a list of the CDs and CD-ROMs that I've made since 1997. This does not include releases by other artists that I've worked on.
Olympus BCL-1580 Body Cap Lens
Inexpensive character for micro 4/3 digital cameras. Like a "flea market" microphone is to sound, this lens adds a little something special to images. Check out my review and some pictures.
My First Novel!!!
BOTS When 22nd Century Technology Fails
It's the year 2117
A software virus is spreading rapidly causing robots to go completely berserk. The only effective way to deal with the bots is to euthanize them. And then the fun begins.
I've put the first 33 chapters online with more on the way.
Michael Oster's Photographs
Brighten up any home or office
with high-quality (and even framed) prints shipped right to your door.
Yes, in addition to sound, Michael also works with images and now some of his best nature, animals, and abstract photographs are available for purchase.
How to Become a Rich Audio Engineer!!
That's right, I said it. "Rich" and "Audio Engineer" in the same sentence.
I'm going to give you my most creative advice to date and show you what's lacking in the field.
An experiment in human artificial intelligence sends an errant signal into space and aliens are inadvertently contacted. Then it gets weird.
Huge In Japan
When Laptops Attack!
Once again, Michael turns his laptop into a brutal noise machine. Using his latest and most advanced Reaktor creation, Oster unleashes a relentless wall of noise that's guaranteed to make you dance (not really).
Difficult Listening Channel [Director's Cut]
Get it the way it was meant to be heard!
Special 24 bit mastered versions of the Difficult Listening Channel podcast episodes. Just the 'music'. All VO has been removed. Experience every glitch, hiccup, stutter and garble.