Get out of the studio and record the sounds around you.
Thousands of giant reptiles call Gasparilla Island home. But are they welcome there?
A circuit bent soft synth?
Hell yes! I (ab)used Reaktor and created a circuit bent software synthesizer. I've been working on this off and on for over a year. Now, after many refinements, it's ready for the world.
And you can get it FREE!
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!
Get all 3 Thunderstorm CDs and Save $5.00!
"Suburban Thunder", "Thunderstorms 2006" and "Thunderstorms 2007"
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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?
Alien atmospheres surround you as sound Design goes wild in Michael Oster's 2011 CD release!
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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.
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!
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 Video Clips
And you thought I only messed with sound....
Download a few of my short video segments to use in your production work. They're made to transition between scenes or to pad a jump cut. Think of them as a visual Concept:FX.
Free Sound Effects!
Yes, I've got even more, LOTS MORE free sounds for you to download on my other site LaptopNoise.com....
Edison made the light bulb. Michael made the "Mushroom Accelerator". Either way, you win.
Welcome to the Supreme InterGalactic Headquarters
of F7 Sound and Vision
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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 - 214 - Sleeping With the Manatee or: Guess Who's King of the Internet?" Lou took a deep puff off his blunt cigar. 'You know it wasn't always like this', he said. 'Back when I was young, we didn't have bar codes all over our body parts. My member was clean and pure. You could make love to a woman. You didn't need to scan your dick and get approval like today. It was.... It was real living. Now we just go through the motions. Disrobe, then run the scanners over our stuff. Central Authority decides what happens next. What fun is that? How did it get this bad? It started out as a few simple laws, you know, to prevent disease and unwanted babies and stuff. Now you even have to scan to piss. To piss!!! Used to be you could just whip it out and let it flow. Now you scan your dick, then scan the urinal and you wait. Central Authority decides if you really have to piss and whether you can piss in that specific place. 'Piss Traffic Control' is bullshit! That's what it is. Well I'm old and my bladder ain't what it used to be'. Just then, an alarm sounded. Lou wet himself again. Another 50 dollar infraction.
show release date 5-13-2013
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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.
An experiment in human artificial intelligence sends an errant signal into space and aliens are inadvertently contacted. Then it gets weird.
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Many of my CDs are now available as mp3 and "Full Quality" digital downloads.
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.
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. Trying to understand the messages were Earth's brightest scientists and mathematicians. Even using the latest supercomputer technology and working around the clock they had a very limited success....