Ahhhh… water, the essence of life. It also makes some great sounds when you throw large objects and generally mess around in it.
Near the mountain rock quarry is a fairly large pond. Between rockslide recording sessions I would venture over to this pond and see what I could record. Large stones were nearby so I started with tossing them into the pond. I got some great big splashes with large bubbling as the rock sunk to the bottom. I also found some smaller rocks and sticks and whipped them past the mic and into the water. Later on, I brought up different sized buckets and proceeded to scoop, pour and spill water onto itself and on the rock bed at the edge of the pond.
I have a small retaining pond on the stream that is down the hill in my back yard (serious mosquito breeding ground) that fills up with the spring snow pack run-off. I found a very large tree branch that had fallen half way into the water. I was able to put my weight on the dry end and lift the log out of the water and let it fall back in. It made for some great water exit and entry splashes. I was also able to find some smaller logs and toss them into the water. The pond was shallow but it still made for some nice splashes.
The clip below demonstrates some of the sessions from these two locations.
More blog posts to come as I prepare the next Utlimate collection: Ultimate Splash. It will take some time to complete this collection but some splashes are available now in: SBHD-WSPL01 Water Splash which can be upgraded to the Ultimate collection when it is released later this fall. Stay tuned.