Presenting the Beechcraft Baron 58P propeller plane HD Pro sound effects collection. The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engined piston aircraft originally developed by Beech Aircraft Corporation and currently manufactured by the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The Baron is a variant of the Beechcraft Bonanza, and was first introduced in 1961. Since its inception, the Baron has always been near the top of the light airplane hierarchy. Expensive as it is to buy and to operate, the ‘next step up’ from a Baron is a very big one. Faster aircraft, with greater range and more load-carrying capability are generally turbine-powered and far more expensive.
Barons come in two basic types: the Baron 55 (short body) and Baron 58 (long body), with several subtypes. Introduced in 1970, the more powerful Baron 58 has club seating, double aft doors, and a gross weight of 5400–5500 lb (2450–2500 kg).
I had the opportunity to record much of this airplane and this collection is the result. Recorded at 24-bit 96kHz in stereo and mono this library contains 3 gigabytes of the many sounds this plane generates.
I Used a Sanken CSS-5 and the Sennheiser MKH-8040ST for the exteriors and a Sony PCM-D1 and D-50 for the interiors. The CSS-5 and MKH-8040ST microphones were each connected to a Sound Devices SD-702 that were sync locked together. The CSS-5 was on a boom pole and the MKH-8040ST mounted on a small profile stand. During the exterior movements the CSS-5 was Used to track the plane as it moved and the MKH-8040 was usually pointed in one direction and only rarely did I move it during the planes action.
For the interior flight I Used a Sony D-50 for the first flight which the ground taxiing and pass bys were recorded. The recorder was placed in between the rear facing seats in the passenger cabin. For the second flight I added a front facing Sony PCM-D1 and the files are edited to sync together for a quad experience.
For the other aspects of the plane like the wing flaps, rudder, switches, yoke, etc. I used a Sennheiser MKH-416 for the exterior and a Sennheiser MKH-8040 for the interior. They are sync-locked together and are provided as separate tracks and in combination.
(2) Sound Devices 702 – Sennheiser MKH-8040ST – Sanken CSS-5 – Sennheiser MKH-416 – Sony PCM-D1/ D-50
|Library Size||2.5GB (UCS Updated 2022)|
|Format||Stereo/Mono BWAV – 24bit, 96kHz | Mac-Windows|
|Available As||Download Only|
|PDF Sound List||XLS Sound List|
Recording the sound of a 1980 fixed wing multi engine Beechcraft Baron 58P propeller plane. This video contains the footage from video camera 1 operated by my wife as I was recording the airplane. The sound is from a Sanken CSS-5 microphone which I had on a boom pole following the airplanes’ movements. I recorded the plane at 24-Bit/96k to a Sound Devices SD-702 that was sync locked to another with a stationary MKH-8040ST microphone rig on a microphone stand.
Recording the sound of a 1980 fixed wing multi engine Beechcraft Baron 58P propeller plane. This video contains the footage from video camera 2 operated by myself as I was recording the airplane. The sound is from a Sennheiser MKH-8040ST microphone which I had set on a microphone stand. I recorded the plane at 24-Bit/96k to a Sound Devices SD-702 that was sync locked to another with a boom pole mounted Sanken CSS-5 microphone.
Read more about the sessions:
Beech Baron 58P Part-1
For two years in a row I’ve been recording the local airplane fly in here in Sandpoint Idaho. This event features many small vintage and modern airplanes on display and flying around during a hot August weekend at the local airport. The first year I attended I had low expectations on what kind of sounds I would be able to get but to my surprise I was able to get a lot of good prop plane engine run ups, ground taxiing, and passing by while at the South end of the runway. This year I focused on getting plane recordings from the North end of the runway and was able to get many clean take offs, fast pass bys and ground taxiing.
This second part in the series details the process of capturing the sound inside the plane during flight and the other sounds the plane makes like the wing flaps, rudder, doors, etc. After recording the engines and the plane flying around I tackled the interior during flight. The first flight had the D-50 inside and recorded the flying maneuvers from the rear cabin perspective but this time I wanted to record both the front cockpit as well as the cabin with two recorders. I held a Sony PCM-D1 up in the cockpit while the Sony D-50 remained in the back wedged between the rear facing passenger seats.
All Images and Sounds Copyright 2011 Frank Bry – Creative Sound Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.