Author: Marcel Gnauk

  • Tascam X8 vs Zoom H1n…Which Sounds Better?

    Tascam X8 vs Zoom H1n…Which Sounds Better?

    $500 vs $100! We asked if you wanted us to make a video comparison between Zoom H1n and the Tascam X8. You said we should, and we deliver… Zoom H1n Tascam X8 The Zoom H1n Portable Recorder is your all-in-one recording solution. With onboard stereo microphones, a camera-mountable design, and the ability to record to […]

  • How We Make Money on Instagram with Our Online Sound Business

    How We Make Money on Instagram with Our Online Sound Business

    We’ll show you our real numbers and take you behind the scenes. Let’s talk about the two methods on Instagram that generate two income streams on this platform. Who are we? We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow us as we go to different destinations, showcasing new […]

  • Tascam X8 Problem, First Impressions and Q&a

    Tascam X8 Problem, First Impressions and Q&a

    In our first video about the new Tascam X8, we briefly talk about a problem we discovered, our first impression and we answer your question that you had on Instagram and YouTube. Who are we? We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow us as we go to […]

  • Best Hydrophones for Underwater Sound Recordings (AMBIENT ASF1 vs ASF2)

    Best Hydrophones for Underwater Sound Recordings (AMBIENT ASF1 vs ASF2)

    In this video, we’re using the Ambient ASF1 MK2 & Ambient ASF2 MK2 and recording new sounds underwater in and around Bangkok! We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow us as we go to different destinations, showcasing new audio gear, and providing tips and tricks for field […]

  • DESTRUCTION Sound Effects & How I Record Them

    DESTRUCTION Sound Effects & How I Record Them

    For “Destruction” Libby and I rented a so-called rampage room in Bangkok and legally destroyed a television, beer bottles, printer, scanner, and other small items to create this unique sound library. Having sound effects with impacts smashes, bumps, shattering glasses, and multiple object collisions is a great resource to start your sound design adventure, but […]

  • Hong Kong Traffic Sound Effects Library

    Hong Kong Traffic Sound Effects Library

    Traffic ambiance from Hong Kong. Now when I think about it, I have never published a traffic sound library recorded in major cities specific to this theme. I honestly don’t record too much traffic but this sound library features 21 tracks recorded in different locations around Hong Kong including trucks, motorcycles, bus and of course […]

  • Field Recording with the Zoom H1n in Bangkok

    Field Recording with the Zoom H1n in Bangkok

    Can you record high-quality sound effects and ambience with the Zoom H1n? The answer is, YES you can! In this video, we go around Bangkok and I show you how to record with this tiny handheld recorder. Who are we? We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow […]

  • Free To Use Sounds Black Friday deal starts now!

    Free To Use Sounds Black Friday deal starts now!

    It’s that time of the year when the news is full of Black Friday deals! Well, we’re not about to disappoint you with our Black Friday special. Get our entire full discography on Bandcamp for under $10 (coupon code: blackfriday)! Seriously… what are we thinking?! Maybe we’re just too excited to provide all these unique […]

  • Camino de Santiago Packing List AFTER the Camino

    Camino de Santiago Packing List AFTER the Camino

    I did it. After 28 days I finished the Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port and across Spain to Santiago de Compostela and this video I show you my real Camino packing list. The main gear we feature in this video! Gregory Backpack Paragon 58 Black Diamond Storm 400 Lumen Light BeeFree Drink […]

  • Best Power Bank & Correct Usb Cable for Sound Devices Mix Pre 6ii

    Best Power Bank & Correct Usb Cable for Sound Devices Mix Pre 6ii

    This video shows how you can link and power all channels on the MixPre 6ii using the correct USB cable. Also, I recommend using a power bank that will charge USB-C to USB-C because that way you won’t run into any issues powering the Sound Devices MixPre 6ii Anker PowerCore III Elite 26K – Check […]

  • Rode NT-SF1 – Ambisonic Microphone Real World Test

    Rode NT-SF1 – Ambisonic Microphone Real World Test

    Our real-world test series is back! Say hello to the Rode NT-SF1. In our latest video below, we take you to the streets of Granada with this convenient ambisonic microphone and our Zoom F6! We hope you can join us as we put this pair to the test! Make sure to listen with headphones for […]

  • HOW MUCH YOUTUBERS MAKE WITH 20,000 SUBSCRIBERS

    HOW MUCH YOUTUBERS MAKE WITH 20,000 SUBSCRIBERS

    In the past we made a video about “How much YouTubers make with 10000” and now that we reached over 20000, its time to make an update. I promise you if you have watched the previous one, you might be surprised.

  • OUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL BAGS FOR 2021/2022

    OUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL BAGS FOR 2021/2022

    In this video, we show you all the bags we are using while traveling across the world! We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow us as we go to different destinations, showcasing new audio gear, and providing tips and tricks for field recording and sound editing!

  • The Most Expensive Microphones & Audio Gear Kit I Ever Bought

    The Most Expensive Microphones & Audio Gear Kit I Ever Bought

    My newest field recording equipment which I’m using to record new sounds all across the world! My most expensive field recording kit is worth $9000. Who are we? We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow us as we go to different destinations, showcasing new audio gear, and […]

  • POV Street Photography with Binaural Ambience | FujiFilm X100V

    POV Street Photography with Binaural Ambience | FujiFilm X100V

    Let’s do something new and have fun. Join us on a street photography POV tour of Denver and watch Libby how she takes some really cool photos with her new Fuji X100v. She is also using the Roland binaural in-ear microphones for an immersive experience and wears the GoPro Hero 8 around her chest. I […]

  • Best Sound Bags For Sound Devices MixPre Series | Orca vs Ktek

    Best Sound Bags For Sound Devices MixPre Series | Orca vs Ktek

    Orca vs Ktek If you are looking for an audio bag for your Sound Devices Mix Pre 6ii, I hope this video will help you decide. In this video, I am describing two sound bags. The Orca OR-270 Sound Bag and the K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag, which can be used for the Sound Devices […]

  • Sound Devices MixPre 6 II Real World Field Test

    Sound Devices MixPre 6 II Real World Field Test

    Using the Sound Device MixPre 6ii for the first time!In this video, we take you on a field recording adventure around Denver and using different microphones and recording techniques. Have your headphones ready and if you are considering getting a new field recorder, we hope this video may help you in making a decision.

  • Sound Devices MixPre 6ii | How To Fix Channel Linking #shorts

    Sound Devices MixPre 6ii | How To Fix Channel Linking #shorts

    After my first recording sessions with the #SoundDevices MixPre 6ii, I was surprised to see that my stereo files are a four-channel poly wav recording and my mono recordings are a 3 channel poly wav. If you find yourself in the same situation and you want to record just the isolated tracks, I hope this […]

  • How To Create Suspense Sounds With Underwater Recordings #Shorts

    How To Create Suspense Sounds With Underwater Recordings #Shorts

    Sometimes you can find the best sounds in the strangest places! I was curious to see what it would sound like when I put a hydrophone into this little metal pipe that was filled with seawater. The original sound itself is super cool for creating scary horror sound effects. Back home, I used a simple […]

  • MY $5000 AMBIENCE FIELD RECORDING KIT

    MY $5000 AMBIENCE FIELD RECORDING KIT

    In this one-minute #shorts, I list my most expensive field recording kit that I use for ambiance recording. Everything together not only works perfectly and sounds amazing, but is also lightweight and easy to travel around the world with it.

  • Ambient ASF1 MK2 vs Ambient ASF2 MK2 Hydrophone Quick Comparison

    Ambient ASF1 MK2 vs Ambient ASF2 MK2 Hydrophone Quick Comparison

    Hydrophone Comparison A hydrophone is a treat for all ambitious sound designers! Both hydrophones have excellent clarity and since we have a ice machine in our apartment, I thought to myself, why not record a quick sound test comparison using ice cubes and hot water? Don’t forget your headphones and let me know which one […]

  • Camino de Santiago Gear List (Autumn 2021)

    Camino de Santiago Gear List (Autumn 2021)

    We hope you enjoy this long-form video as we chat about all the gear and equipment Marcel is bringing on the Camino in Spain. Please leave us any feedback or tips below because we’d appreciate any advice! Thanks for watching 🙂

  • Best Stand for Field Recording

    Best Stand for Field Recording

    Manfrotto Nanopole – Carbon vs Aluminium Best stand for field recording… the Manfrotto Nanopole! Even though this stand is meant for lights it’s nearly perfect for recording sounds. After years of trial and errors, I’ve finally completed my “perfect” sound kit! I’ll share the major differences between the carbon and aluminium versions so you can […]

  • How to Record a Sound Library – in a hotel room

    How to Record a Sound Library – in a hotel room

    How to Record a Sound Library Recording sounds and sound effects in a hotel room! We wanted to take you behind the scenes and and show you how we are recording for an upcoming sound library for our 60 days, 60 sound libraries challenge! Even though we’re staying in a space of only 200 square […]

  • Hong Kong Ambience | Choi Hung Real Estate

    Hong Kong Ambience | Choi Hung Real Estate

    60 Days, 60 Sound Libraries starts today! Of all the places I’ve seen in the world, Hong Kong had the greatest impact on me. As soon as I left the apartment, I felt hypnotized and always full of energy ready to explore and record the sounds of this metropolis. I went out one late afternoon […]

  • Electromagnetic Fields Recovered Lom Priezor vs Soma Ether

    Electromagnetic Fields Recovered Lom Priezor vs Soma Ether

    Lom Priezor vs Soma Ether (Electromagnetic Fields) Recording Electromagnetic Fields with Soma Ether and Lom Priezor. There are several aspects that are different about these electromagnetic recording devices. For example, the size, design, what’s included, and most importantly what types of sounds can be captured. I’ll take you around and give you hands-on demonstrations of […]

  • French High School Sound Effects & Recess Ambience

    French High School Sound Effects & Recess Ambience

    French High School Sound Effects & Recess Ambience This sound library is from La Réunion and includes recess sounds recorded at a high school in St. Pierre. I recorded these sounds on February 6th last year and about 1.5 months before the official lockdown.  With French High School Sound Effects & Recess Ambience you can […]

  • How to Make Sound Libraries from Field Recordings

    How to Make Sound Libraries from Field Recordings

    Make Sound Libraries from Field Recordings For over 3 years, I’ve been recording and creating sound libraries. At this point I’ve been able to publish 350 Bandcamp sound libraries! With all this experience, I wanted to take you behind the scenes of an upcoming library! First I’ll explain how creating a theme has changed how […]

  • How To Avoid Field Recording Mistakes

    How To Avoid Field Recording Mistakes

    Field Recording Mistakes And How To Avoid Them We all make mistakes and I’m no exception! In this video, I break down several important mistakes I’ve made with field recording! From the wrong SD card, poorly written metadata, to unwanted fabric noise and many many more. Also, I address ways to avoid these mishaps.

  • How To Record Your First Sound Library At Home

    How To Record Your First Sound Library At Home

    Your First Sound Library Let’s be honest, we’re all spending more time at home than ever before! In this video, we show you fun and creative ways to record sounds around the house. If you’re new to sound recording and wonder where to start, then where you live could be a treasure trove just waiting […]

  • How to Create Submarine Sonar Sounds with field recordings!

    How to Create Submarine Sonar Sounds with field recordings!

    Throughout our time recording sounds in Malta, we’ve been blown away by the history and architecture. If you’ve visited the island then you know what we mean! Just yesterday, we explored the forgotten tunnels and headquarters for WWII and the Cold War. It’s hard to put into words, it’s just something you have to experience. […]

  • Wind Noise – How-To Avoid and Remove in Post!

    Wind Noise – How-To Avoid and Remove in Post!

    How-To Avoid and Remove Wind Noise in Post! Wind noise is an ongoing threat for us when we’re out on the field recording sounds and making videos. We break down 3 elements to consider with wind noise… intention, preparation, and application. Of course, prevention is key, but can artificial intelligence remove wind noise?! We had […]

  • Rycote PCS-Boom Connector – Best Field Recording Equipment

    Rycote PCS-Boom Connector – Best Field Recording Equipment

    Best Field Recording Equipment Want to save time with setting up your mics to your boom pole or mic stands? Well, we have something perfect for you to add to your sound equipment set up! Hello, Rycote PCS-Boom Quick Release system! Thanks to a viewer of one of our previous videos, we found out how […]

  • Field Recording Audio Gear for Sound Recording & Filmmaking

    Field Recording Audio Gear for Sound Recording & Filmmaking

    FIELD RECORDING AUDIO EQUIPMENT For nearly years we’ve been traveling the world with audio and video gear! We’ll show you all the audio equipment that we use for field recording, filmmaking, and vlogging! There is much to talk about so get comfortable while we explain all our favorite recorders, microphones, and other bits that we […]

  • Church Bell Sound Effects! Ave Maria Bell Ringing Zabbar Church Malta

    Church Bell Sound Effects! Ave Maria Bell Ringing Zabbar Church Malta

    Church Bell Sound Effects This new sound library contains new church bell recordings from Malta. This time I was able to record these sound effects for 15 minutes at noon, just below the bells in two bell towers. The church bells played Ave Maria. It was another incredible moment to stand on the roof of […]

  • Underwater Ambience! The Hidden Sounds – New Underwater Sound Library

    Underwater Ambience! The Hidden Sounds – New Underwater Sound Library

    Underwater Ambience! The Hidden Sounds We just released a new YouTube video and this sound library is part of it! This brand new underwater sound library from 2021 contains 29 high-quality sound recordings with hundreds of originally created sound effects. I recorded these new sounds in Croatia, Turkey, and Malta. I went to small fishing […]

  • How To Make Scary Sounds With Field Recordings (Ableton tutorial)

    How To Make Scary Sounds With Field Recordings (Ableton tutorial)

    How To Make Scary Sounds With Field Recordings Spooky and scary sounds with field recordings! In this video, I show you how to record and make a scary ambiance with an underwater microphone. I’ll take to you an unexpected place where I record sounds in a pipe next to the sea using a hydrophone. We […]

  • Abandoned Courtyard Ambience! Leaking Water Pipe & Church Bells

    Abandoned Courtyard Ambience! Leaking Water Pipe & Church Bells

    Abandoned Courtyard Ambience First things first! Thank you to two new Bandcamp supporters Krishanu and Nicholas that joined today and of course to all others who support us along the way. It really means a lot and now its time for a new sound library from Malta. This is for all of you who are […]

  • AKG C411 PP Contact Microphone – Field Recording Real World Test

    AKG C411 PP Contact Microphone – Field Recording Real World Test

    CONTACT MICROPHONE – Why you should have one! When I first started sound recording I didn’t have a contact microphone and regret not purchasing one earlier! Since owning this inexpensive device, I’ve been able to record sounds with less ambience and it has given me more inspiration when I’m out in the field! There are […]

  • Ambient ASF 2 MK2 Hydrophone – Real World Test in Iceland

    Ambient ASF 2 MK2 Hydrophone – Real World Test in Iceland

    Ambient ASF 2 MK2 Hydrophone – Real World Test While traveling around Iceland in a camper van, we’ve been putting our new equipment to the test! With all the available water and different conditions in Iceland, we knew we had to try out the Ambient ASF 2 MK2 Hydrophone. This waterproof microphone is perfect to […]

  • Lisbon Train Station Sound Library – Sounds Of Portugal

    Lisbon Train Station Sound Library – Sounds Of Portugal

    Sounds Of Portugal The next sound library I just published is from Lisbon, Portugal. By the end of 2019 we lived one month in Lisbon and today I finally finished editing all these recordings including train station ambience from Estação do Oriente, Rossio Train Station, Santa Apolónia, Cais do Sodré, and one underground station.  I […]

  • How To Set Gain For Field Recording

    How To Set Gain For Field Recording

    Setting Levels For Field Recording One question I’ve been getting more lately is about how and what are the best levels to set your gain for field recordings? This is a question I don’t have a clear answer which I’ll explain why in this video. With recording sounds full-time the past few years, I’ll share […]

  • New Church Bell Sound Effects from Malta!

    New Church Bell Sound Effects from Malta!

    Church Bell Sound Effects from Malta A couple of days ago I was able to record over 40 minutes of new church bell sound effects here in Malta at the Hal Safi Church! ▽ ▽The story about the church bell sound library▽ ▽ One evening I was able to visit the Hal Safi Parish Church […]