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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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.
Charlie Don't Surf - EP (2014)
If it were any longer, you'd go insane! You like cut-up, glitch, noise, broken beats and chip sounds? Of course you do. You think they play well together? Sometimes, maybe. Whatever, at least you can dance to this....OK, not even close. But after a few thousand listens, it will sort of make sense.
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 - 263 - Down in the Canyon, To the Abyss or: When Quick Reflexes Aren’t Enough" Thirty years ago this guitar riff would have been a derelict. Just a worthless magnetic signal imprinted on a cheap dusty cassette. Now, it’s the backbone for a mega hit. Had music really degraded into this? Bob was indeed perplexed. The process had evolved over decades, but his neurons had finally hit critical mass today. He angrily switched off his radio. But what was really bothering Bob was his chronic constipation. It felt like twenty pounds of crusty boulders were lodged in his gut. Like this shitty new music, Bob seemed stuck with this overbearing blockage like a massive anchor. He’d have to find his relief and inspiration elsewhere because none of his trusted remedies were working. The airwaves were congested with AutoTuned hell and his guts were filled with years of built up waste and he was beyond desperate. A deep autumn sun began to set as he thought back to his high school days of long ago. Just then, a faint wisp of synthetic gardenia and cat urine crept into his room. ‘Fuck! Ethel’s back,’ he thought. Now he had real problems.
show release date 9-10-2014
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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.
You've probably heard of breakcore, speedcore, and noisecore.... Well, this is A.D.D.core!
Just over 60 minutes of cut-up digital mayhem that will scramble your mind.
Extreme sound mangling
pushing beyond what was considered 'the limits'. Your mind will be blown....again.