Here is a preview with audio, photos and a little background on the making of my forthcoming SFX library called MANGLED METAL.
So here I am at the tail end of recording for my next SoundBox HD Pro library and I decided to go all out and dump some metal from the JD tractor. I set up 3 microphones, a MKH-416, Sanken CSS-5 and the stereo MKH-8040ST. I wanted to get some intense crashes with the junk metal I have around the ranch and so I loaded up the tractor bucket for each take and dumped. Loading the junk metal after each take was quite a work out. Because I wanted to hear each take right after I had to jump off the tractor and stop the recording and the video I was capturing at the same time. It was a very hot day for North Idaho and the sun baked me. All in all it was totally worth it and I got some killer stuff at 24Bit-192Khz.
After the large crashes I then scraped and rubbed some of the metal sheets that broke off the stoves I was using. The audio clip below demonstrates what you can do with the MKH-8040ST recordings played back at 25% speed. At the start of the clip are crashes at 50% speed and some metal sliding clanks from a stop sign post/heavy crowbar combo into the oven of the beat up electric stove.
I ended up recording a barrel hitting the metal stove and many other various drops and hits.
Coming soon from The Recordist is Mangled Metal Sound Effects Library. Over 600 metal sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96k and 192k for professional sound designers. This massive collection of metal sounds includes: ripping, bending, denting, folding, crumpling, sliding, scraping, hitting, dropping, crashing, smashing, mangling and more.
Objects used in this collection were: sheetmetal roofing, air ducts, old wood stove, electric stove, solid steel bars, pipes, tin sheets, fence posts and many other odd hunks of metal.
Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Sanken CSS-5, Sennheiser MKH-416, Audio Technica AT-835ST and a Sony PCM-D1 with a special bonus collection of 192k sounds recorded with a matched stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH-8040s.
Available early July 2011