Shotguns HD Professional is a complex library with five “sections.” There is a multi-channel section that has a bunch of shotguns, with many microphones, recorded in a wonderful field/forest location. These are presented in their “original” form with just a couple of cleaning passes and level adjustments. Live action foley and mechanical sounds were also obtained.
Next are what I call shotgun “textures.” These consist mainly of one or two stereo tracks per gun recorded at over a dozen unique locations. There are mono sounds that include a attached lavalier microphone and a very close up and personal cardioid or shotgun microphone. (The reason it’s taken nearly three years to produce.) Live action foley and mechanical sounds were also recorded on location when appropriate.
The third section includes the cleaned up un-processed source material used in the textures portion of the library. Please note that in some files there is slight “high velocity slug” impact debris sounds in the tail because of the location and microphone proximity to the impact zone. I tried to keep this to a minimum but this is just the way it goes sometimes when out in the field recording sound effects. The locations include a wide open 400 acre ranch, farm field, rock quarry, dirt pit, mountain forest cliff and my own back yard. Interior sounds were recorded in a barn, metal shop and my garage (that was fun to record to say the least).
The fourth section contains all the foley and mechanical sounds from most of the shotguns. Recorded in the studio and on location, this section includes extra interior foley and mech sounds with a nice room echo which can be used as a nice sweetening element on interior shots. Empty Shotshell drops are also included. The drops were recorded inside and outside and onto various surfaces.
And finally, section five: The kick-ass designed portion of the library. I’ve been able to create some wicked sounds with inspiration from all the crazy names submitted by my Facebook friends. These include: The Annihilator, The Decapitator, The Intimidator, The Shredder, The Vaporizer, The Perforator, The Pulverizer, The Carbonizer, The Ripper, The Silencer, The Shredder, The Gut Buster and more!. As a special bonus the layers used for these designed shotguns are included. This allows you, the end user to adjust the mix and process as you see fit. Watch out though, they are loud! When assembling these layer tracks in your DAW set the mixer faders accordingly. These will not disappoint!
Sound Devices 688 | Sound Devices 702 | Sound Devices 744T | Sennheiser MKH-8040ST (XY-ORTF) | Sennheiser MKH-8020 | Sennheiser MKH-8040 | Sennheiser MKH-8050 | Sennheiser MKH-8060 | Sennheiser MKH-416 | Schoeps MS Pair MK4-MK8 | Sanken CSS-5 | Audio Technica AT-835ST | Audio Technica AT-825 | DPA 4062 Lavalier | *Photos are included with purchase.
Benelli M4 | Kel-Tec KSG | Mossberg 590A | Mossberg 5500 | Remington 870 | Remington 1100 | Ithaca Field 12 Side By | Sitori XS Ultra