This Video is about recording sound effects. We were testing custom 50 caliber ammunition my armorer built for a video game. Our goal was to see how it shot and how it sounded impacting metal targets and dirt. We shot from 250 yards and 500 yards. In this video we are at 250 yards.

The gun we used is a Barrett M82 (standardized by the U.S. military as the M107) with a Barrett QDL Suppressor. The ammo is 660gr .50 BMG


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FREE Crazy Sound of the Year: August 2021. No gimmicks, no sign ups, no bullcookies – just a nice sounding thunderstorm recorded with two MKH-8040ST ORTF microphone sets back to back for free, my gift to all of you wonderful audio professionals.

I have multiple sets of Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones. I use two matched stereo sets, one XY, the other ORTF and a back up set. As you may know I love using the MKH-8040 microphones on guns and other sources but one of my favorite uses is for recording the sound of lightning and thunder. I have been recording thunder for over 30 years and have released many collections. All of these have been in stereo and they are wonderful but I wanted to up my game a bit and record in four channel format.

As you may know, recording thunder is very difficult even with a stereo microphone. Setting up a four channel quad rig presents even more challenges. More microphones, cables and a protected location that will get good results totally got my juices flowing. I have a back up set of MKH-8040 microphones and Rycote blimps. All I needed was the Rycote ORTF mount with the Connbox to have a second ORTF rig. I purchased a mount and I was all set. I mounted the two ORTF sets on a bar, back to back and was happy that it lined up very well. Next thing I needed was a multi channel snake to run across the yard to my house where I can sit safely with my Scorpio recorder. I picked up a 6 channel audio snake for this and I was off and running. I even have two extra channels to run a third stereo microphone rig if I so desire. I only require 50 feet of snake so this was the best option for now. For longer runs I will look into using audio over Cat5 cable. More to come on that.

So there you have it, my story on how I put this together. I am very happy with the results. The quad soundscape is very wide and full. Check it out on a good surround system and let me know what you think. I plan on recording as much thunder as I can with this setup. I can’t really just call up a storm so this might take a while… maybe… I’ve been told I can control the weather. Enjoy the sounds! Much love, Frank

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