On November 20, 2014 The Recordist ventured out to a 380 acre ranch to record bullet impacts and pass by’s. Here is some of what went down on that very cold and snowy day in North Idaho.
This video is from my sound effects recording session #6 for the forthcoming BULLETS II HD Professional Sound Effects Library to be released soon.
The guns and ammo used for this video included a Rock River ArmsLAR-9 9mm rifle (un-suppressed), Smith and Wesson M&P 40 Caliber handgun (suppressed) and a Springfield Armory XDM 45 caliber handgun (un-suppressed). We were shooting 350 yards from the 4 microphones placed out in the wide open field.
Special Thanks: Richard (amazing marksman) Doug and Kelly from Wrenco Arms.
Do NOT try this at home. This type of sound recording is not for the faint of heart. Because of the distance we were shooting I was downrange in the area where the bullets were impacting and passing by. I was protected and at a safe distance at all times. We used 2-way radios to communicate and I was notified before each shot that one was “Coming down range” and after the shot “All clear” We were in an area where we could safely record these knowing that when a bullet ricochet sent the bullet off into the distance that there was ample room for the bullet to land without endangering any person or property. This blog post is for educational purposes only. Creative Sound Design, LLC accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this blog post.