Nimlos' Sound is a creative page of sound recordist and audio editor Nikolay Kaplya, a.k.a. Nicolas Nimlos. Nicolas started sound recording activity in 2013 while he studied sound engineering in Rostov State Conservatory where he gathered experience as a studio sound engineer, field recordist and production sound assistant. After that point Nicolas did much self-taught practice in sound design and game audio - probably it could be called some kind of "professional" hobby at that point, but he was really keen on all that game sound stuff and would like to do it for a living. In the beginning of 2016 Nicolas with friends recordists started to make little neat sound effect libraries both for free exchange and for sale to compensate time and efforts and resources spent on sound recording equipment and further editing. These packs are mainly suited for "indie" game devs but also helpful as sound design kits for movies and video clips - distributed through stock sites such as Pond5, AudioJungle and even Soundly cloud-based browsing apps. Since midsummer of 2018 Nicolas has worked as freelance sound editor on UpWork platform, collaborating with indie game developers and animators all over the world. In 2020 Nicolas quitted his day-job and joined team of creative video makers and sound enthusiasts in his hometown to create new studio and extend limitations of ones mind. Until now he remains creative freelancer open for opportunities and new interesting projects!

The prime idea: make the most convenient thematic collections of sound recordings, foley sounds and designed effects to eliminate the need of additional personnel hiring and purchasing of pricey equipment and to allow game developers and filmmakers to concentrate on other important sides of awesome independent projects.

What soft do i use?

  • Cubase Pro
  • Reaper
  • WaveLab Elements

Recording Equipment

Microphones and Recorders

Microphones: Røde NTG3 shotgun, Rycote Blimp, LOM Uši Pro (Pair) and Elektrouši electromagnetic sensors, Røde NT-4 stereo mic, Lewitt LCT-440 pure (Pair), DPA4060 lavalier mic (Pair) with XLR adapters, Sennheiser G3 ew100 (Pair) + MKE2 (lav), Audio Technica AT 2050

Recorders: Sound Devices MixPre-6, Tascam DR100 mk3

Boompoles, Tripods & Mounts: Røde Mini Boompole, Manfrotto 5001B (Pair), iGadgitz PT310 Mini Tripod, bunch of 1/4 to 3/8 inch adapters

Monitoring, ADC/DAC, Power:

Interface & DAC: Sound Devices MixPre-6, Sound Devices MixPre-D field mixer, M-Audio ProFire 610, Audient iD4 mkII

Monitoring: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Ohm, Focal Shape 50 5" Powered Studio Monitor

Power: Panasonic Eneloop 2500 Pro (x16), Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB C, Anker PowerCore+ 26800

Would like to offer a collaboration?