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Idaho: June 5, 2019

The Recordist is pleased to announce GUNFALL (One) HD Professional. The first in a series of sound collections that feature gun drops, kicks, slides, drags, butt stock hits and general mechanical handling layers from a variety of firearms. Featuring handguns, assault rifles, bolt action rifles and shotguns (double barrel & tactical) against a wide selection of surfaces. Also included are interior and exterior versions for a few surfaces.

This collection of over 3000 sounds was recorded with a Schoeps MS microphone set to a Sound Devices recorder. The files are decoded stereo from the original raw MS source. The Schoeps MK4/MK8 combination produced a very natural sound and summing to mono is perfect. Thanks! -Frank

Equipment Used:
Sound Devices 702 | Schoeps MS Pair MK4(mid) MK8(side)

Actions:
Drop • Place down • Pick up (Grab) • Slide • Scrape • Drag • Kick • Tumble • Hit • Shake.

Surfaces:
Dirt • Asphalt • Concrete • Carpet • Grass • Leaves • Brush • Snow • Sand • Stones • Metal (Grate-Mesh-Car) • Trash • Wood • Water.

Available Now for $169.00 https://therecordist.com/product/gunfall-hd-pro/

I recently acquired the SoundField ST450 MKII Ambisonic Microphone and wanted to see how the unit responded to gun shots. As usual I was very excited to try a new piece of audio gear and rushed to get all the ingredients together for recording. Once I decided what I was going to test and how, I was off to the races! I placed the microphone in my driveway and recorded a 300 Blackout rifle along with a AK-47 and a AR-15 rifle. I used super sonic and subsonic ammunition along with a Gemtech ONE suppressor on the 300 Blackout. For the AK-47 and AR-15 I only shot supersonic unsuppressed. I did change the microphone postion and distance for the AK-47 and AR-15.
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During the month of April and into the first week of May 2016 I recorded in quite a few locations. I managed to borrow the Mossberg 5500 shotgun from a friend and recorded some fantastic sounding shots. I also shot a Mossberg 590 and a Benelli M4 in some of these locations. I attached a DPA 4062 lav microphone to the semi-automatic shotguns and placed a close up MKH8050 near the breach and set one or two stereo microphoes nearby for the echo tail.

Here are some of the photos and video frame grabs from those sessions. The second Shotguns HD Pro teaser trailer is also featured.

Enjoy! -Frank
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The recording sessions for Shotguns HD Pro are complete. During month of March 2016 and into April I recorded in many locations in and around North Idaho. Most of the time I was doing the shooting by myself and one other time I had a fantastic shooter handling the chore. Here are a few photos from the recording sessions that took place during the last remaining sound effects gathering dates.

I recorded in my yard, at a nice mountain quarry with a spectacular view of the “Lake” as we call it up here and a wide open 400 acre ranch with virtually no echo tail. Having a near “echo free” environment to record a Lavalier microphone attached to a semi-automatic shotgun was fantastic. Also, the sound obtained from the other microphones placed at various distances was interesting indeed. Just the loud, punchy shot transient with a echo tail that came back three seconds later and was 2000 feet away.

Enjoy! -Frank
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Over the past few months I had the honor of beta testing the Oxford Envolution plug-in from Sonnox. I normally don’t plug a plug-in directly but in this case I really want to share my experience using this new envelope shaper on the latest addition to my Suppressed Weapons Sound FX library. Right off the bat I will say WOW! I’ve never experienced such a unique and powerful transient and sustain manipulator on suppressors. I’ve used many including their TransMod plugin and always find new and exciting ways to enhance the sound effects I include in my libraries with envelope shaping.
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