Since I had way more important things to do this Sunday morning I decided to set up the rig and record some large logs being dropped. These logs were on the lower part of the property and I have to eventually move them up closer to the barn so I can cut them to length, split and stack them in the shed. But, before that could happen they needed to be recorded, I only want to move them once.
I set up the mics (Sanken CSS-5, AT-835ST and Sony PCM-D1) at the bottom of the hill I dug out a few months back. I positioned my John Deere tractor on the upper part of the hill so I could have at least 12 feet of drop. The logs were heavy so I could only pick up and drop 2 at a time.
It was a little windy, cars were driving by and the neighbors decided that since I was recording they would start their chainsaws and cut firewood for the winter. Bummer, delayed. I waited about an hour and finally had my chance. I got some pretty good recordings I think given the situation.
Here is a Quicktime video from the session: CLICK HERE (will work on iPhone, iPad, etc)
This is my first attempt at editing video so it’s kind of rough around the edges. The video also includes the audio from the Sanken CSS-5.
BTW: Ignore the music in the video, it’s a stupid pop song I wrote and recorded back in 1984. I wanted to have some music in the background to mask the bad FlipHD camera audio and since I own the copyright I can sue myself for using it without my permission.