Helicopters HD Pro includes the sounds from the previously released Helicopters HD Mini and adds many brand new sounds and helicopter models. The helicopters in this collection are from the local county airport (I try and bring doughnuts for the guys every time I show up), from random fly-bys over the house and when out on location recording other material.
Others are from airshows in the area and some are from pre-arranged recording sessions which I was able to get up close and personal with the aircraft. As a special bonus, a few select UH-60A Blackhawk sounds are included. These files are from a session recorded for a larger Blackhawk sound library to be released at a leter date.
There are eleven helicopter models in this collection. These include a Kaman K-1200 “K-Max” Heavy Lift Helicopter • Aerospatiale AS350B2 • AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” • Eurocopter AS350 B3 • Eurocopter EC120 • Bell UH-1H “Huey” • Bell 212 Twin “Huey” • Bell HH-1K • Boeing CH-47-D Chinook • Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk • Bell 407 and a tiny little Schweizer 269C.
Included are close, medium and distant fly bys along with a engine starts, shut downs and pre-flight hovering. The helicopters in this collection were recorded arriving and departing the airport and performing routine FAA re-certification maneuvers.
Special Note: On July 5, 2016 I was able to record the sound of a Kaman K-1200 Helicopter up close and personal with my Sennheiser MKH-8040ST Microphone system. I started 75ft away and then worked my way closer and then eventually positioned myself just under the rotors and then the turbine engine. The start up is from a medium distant perpective and the power down is very close up and may be reversed for a start up type sound. Extremely close up rotor “blade thwops” are included along with the turbine whining away at full throttle. A Bell 212 Twin Huey pass by and more AgustaWestland 119Kx sound goodness has been add also.
Sound Devices 702 | Sennheiser MKH-8040ST | Schoeps MS Pair MK4-MK8 | Audio Technica AT-835ST | Sony PCM-D100 | Sony PCM-D50