UPDATED: July 20, 2021
All new Chinook recordings from summer 2018. Included are close up and distant engine starts, hovering, departing and arriving. 5 new sound effects in this update! Contact The Recordist if you are a current license holder you would like to get the new sounds for free.
UPDATED: September 10, 2018
All new Chinook recordings from summer 2018. Included are close up and distant engine starts, hovering, departing and arriving. 8 new sound effects in this 3.4GB update! Contact The Recordist if you are a current license holder you would like to get the new sounds for free.
Exterior recordings from a CH-47D Chinook that was performing fire fighting duties during the summers of 2017-2018. Recorded at a quiet airport with zero ambient background noise. The collection includes arrivals and departures while refueling. A single hand-held Schoeps MS set with a MK4 Mid microphone and MK8 Side microphone was used at multiple distances. A Sennheiser MKH8040ST XY microphone set was used for the APU (Power Unit).
More information: from Helicopters HD Pro Collection
The video footage below was shot with my iPhone 6+ while standing close to a Boeing CH-47-D “Chinook” helicopter as it was preparing to depart. The audio track is from a Schoeps MS microphone rig. I was holding the Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS microphone combination in my left hand while holding my phone with my right hand. As you can see, this gigantic rotorcraft puts out a huge amount of wind. The Schoeps covered with a Rycote windscreen system held up very well. Special thanks to Billings Flying Service for letting me know when they were leaving and for allowing me to set up a bunch of microphones around their beautiful helicopter.
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. The CH-47D shares the same airframe as earlier models, the main difference being the adoption of more powerful engines.
Below: Video from the summer of 2018.
Sound Devices 744T/Mix Pre-D | Sound Devices 702 | Sennheiser MKH-8040ST XY/ORTF | Sanken CSS-5 | Schoeps MS Pair MK4-MK8 | Sony PCM D100 | Rycote Wind Protection
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