Rock Recording on April 25 2010

I have a quarry that was blasted out a few years ago nearby. I found an area they blasted that had very large rocks just waiting to be recorded. I climbed up the steep and jagged cliff and pushed, threw and kicked rocks over the side. Dangerous…. but I made it. Below are some sounds. Enjoy! – Frank
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Gun Recording on May 30, 2010

Over the holiday weekend I decided to give a shot at recording guns. My sister and her friend were hanging around so we grabbed his Glock 19 and I had my Remington 870 Shotgun. We shot over 150 rounds of ammunition.

We need something to prevent bullet ricos so I found a very wet bail of hay in the garden and proceeded to install it with the JD. I learned a great deal and plan to do much more with different guns, microphones and locations. Gear included: SD702/CSS5 and FR2/AT835ST at 24Bit-192k
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Recording another wood slash pile fire in my yard in October, 2009

I recorded this slash fire at 24Bit / 96kHz with a Sound Devices 702 High-Resolution Audio Recorder and a Audio-Technica AT-835ST stereo shotgun microphone. As the fire settled down I threw campfire oil and gasoline on the hot coals and recorded the fire burst. Check out the sounds below.
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One afternoon back in September 2009 I was sitting on my porch having a cup of coffee and I heard this strange buzzing noise. I had just set up some deer netting around the underside of the porch as I was building a fence and needed a temp deer stop. I looked down and there was a huge dragonfly stuck in the netting. I quickly grabbed my Sony PCM-D1 and proceeded to record. Here is what I recorded:

He was not hurt in any way, I did set him free from the netting.

In February 2010 I drove up the hill behind my house once again and recorded more ice breaking. Keep in mind this “back hill” peak is actually 4000 feet above Sandpoint, Idaho. This time I found a very large water containment pond that had frozen solid when it was extremely cold back in January. The standing water under the ice had drained away and the top 10 inches or so of ice had collapsed in on itself. It was hollow under the ice and around the edges the ice was still hanging on to the rock like a ledge. This made for some rare ice recording and I was ready! I was able to break away chunks of ice at least 8 inches thick and throw them around. I got some really good sounds of heavy pieces of ice sliding, scraping, dropping and hitting.
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