Crazy Sound of the Week – Aug 29, 2012

Prop Plane Aug 2012

This is a prop plane engine start and run at various speeds recorded on August 11, 2012 in Sandpoint Idaho. I was 50 yards from the plane when it started up and performed some high RPM tests. It then approached and strolled on by me on it’s the way to the runway for take off. Recorded with ...

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Antonov An-2 Fly By At Sandpoint

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I recorded this low and slow fly by at the Sandpoint airport on August 11, 2012. The Antonov An-2 is a single-engine biplane utility/agricultural aircraft designed in the USSR in 1946. This aircraft is a Polish PZL-Mielec built An-2 and was built in Poland in 1982.

The An-2 is used as a light utility transport, parachute drop aircraft, agricultural work ...

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A Train And A Bird And A MKH8060

SFX Recording 2012

This is an informal test of the off-axis rejection capabilities of the Sennheiser MKH 8060 – Short Shotgun Microphone. As the official product blurb states:

“The MKH 8060 offers true and natural sound in a lightweight, rugged package. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the MKH 8060’s symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion, excellent transient response. Newly ...

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Asphalt Compactor July 26 2012

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I love the unexpected. Especially when it comes to sound effects recording. On July 26, 2012 I was down in my studio working when I felt a strong rumble. Usually a rumble around here is someone blasting rock or a distant thunder boom. This time it was long and steady. I thought… Earthquake. OK, those are rare here so I ran outside to see what was going on. I heard a metal rolling and rumble sound ...

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Boeing B-17 bomber June 25 2012

A Boeing B-17 bomber “Nine-o-Nine” stopped in Sandpoint Idaho on June 25, 2012 and I was there to record the amazing sound this plane makes with the Sennheiser MKH-8040ST. It was a beautiful, sunny summer day out on the airfield. I had no idea this plane was going to be in town that day. I only found out as I was recording bullet impacts and I heard this faint rumble-drone sound. I looked up and saw a B-24 bomber heading ...

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Shotgun Ammo Slugfest

Shotgun Recording 2012

Recording the bullets for my new SFX library called BULLETS HD PRO has been quite an experience. So far I’ve recorded over a dozen guns from a .22 to a M-60 but nothing had sounded as cool or as strange as recording a Mossberg 590 shooting a special shell called the “Bolo”. A Bolo is two heavy duty slugs molded ...

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Mountain Fireworks July 4th 2012

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This July 4th I decided not to attend the city fireworks show like I did last year. I wanted to get a different perspective this time and from two locations. The first location was in my front yard about 25 feet from the house. I set up a pair of MKH-8040 microphones in ORTF at 90 degrees. This location is 5 miles from the city fireworks display at an elevation of ...

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Lightning Strikes – June 24 2012

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The house rumbled shortly before 3AM PST and yes, it woke me up. A thunderstorm was approaching from the South. This time of year I have the microphones and video camera at the ready for such events. I placed the High Definition MKH-8040ST microphones and the FlipHD camera just outside the front door and waited.

The first storm headed North and was ...

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Suppressed Gun In The Mountains

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The opportunity came up today to trek high in the mountains (3500 feet or more I think) and record a Barrett 98B sniper rifle into a massive canyon. The guys from Wrenco Arms were kind enough to let me tag along with my gear and do some recording. I brought my MKH-8040ST rig and that’s all I could bring as we ...

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