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Great news! CH47D Chinook HD Mini & Pro have been updated with all new recordings from summer 2018. Included are close up and distant engine starts, hovering, departing and arriving. Eight new sound effects recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS stereo microphone set and a Sony PCM D100 are in this 3.4GB update.

Contact The Recordist if you are a current license holder of either the Mini or Pro collection and would like to get the new sounds for free. Once your purchase and account are verified the additional download files will be deposited in your account.
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There have been quite a few helicopters flying around the last few weeks due to forest fires burning in the area. If I hear one flying over the house or if I’m at the airport recording other aircraft and they fly in for fuel or an overnight stop I try and record them. Here are some videos of a couple of them. Enjoy!
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THE HAWK has been updated!

Over 5GB of new exterior and interior sounds! Using a Soundfield ST-450 MKII, interior B-Format Ambisonic sounds from ground runs and a 30 minute flight are featured in their entirety. I was also able to crouch under the nose of the UH-60 as it was performing a ground test and recorded the blades spinning overhead… Yes, that was intense! I also placed a microphone in a open wind for a fantastic mix of interior and exterior. Close up engine starts/stops were also captured. Stereo versions from the Soundfield ST-450 MKII are included.
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Recording the sound of a Bell UH-1N Iroquois “Huey” Helicopter on April 5 2017.

The Bell UH-1N Iroquois is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various missions. The primary missions include: airlift of emergency security forces, security and surveillance of off-base nuclear weapons convoys, and distinguished visitor airlift. Other uses include: disaster response operations, search and rescue, medical evacuation, airborne cable inspections, support to aircrew survival school, aerial testing, routine missile site support and transport.

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You can probably tell I love recording helicopters. I can hear them coming from miles away as I sit in my studio working on stuff I should be working on. If I hear them more than once in a half hour period I know something is up and they will be around for a while. This happened on March 17, 2017. A couple of Huey helicopters flew over my house and were flying around the area so I hustled to the local airport and there they were, ripe for the picking!
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I’ve been recording many helicopters this summer and when this Huey became available I jumped on it. I placed several microphones around and inside while the helicopter was undergoing what they call “track and balance” tests. After the Huey was serviced and all the proper inspections take place they bring it out for a series of “track and balance” runs. I also was able to set microphones up when the Huey went for a few test flights. Below are some photos and a video from two separate recording sessions.
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If you follow me on social media you probably noticed that I’ve been going to the local airport to record aircraft of all kinds for the last two months or so. My original intention was to record private jets and maybe get a few prop planes and maybe, just maybe, record some helicopters. Well, after weeks of getting up early and bringing some gear to the airfield I got more than I bargained for. What started out as a small collection of helicopters recorded over the last few years has grown into a large and varied set of rotorcraft sound effects… Fairly quickly I might add. Unexpected? Yes. Totally fun? Yes. Here is the skinny on the transformation of Helicopters HD Mini into Helicopters HD pro. Read more

This month I have been recording lots of helicopters. One of the helicopters I’ve enjoyed recording the most has been the Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter. This machine is a reconditioned unit from the military and is the real deal. It has been updated and modified to be used as a heavy lift helicopter but it still has the traditional sound of the original military hardware. Here are some sights and sounds from this amazing sound effects recording adventure.
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On August 7th and 8th, 2015 I was at the local airport and was able to record some airplanes and helicopters. It was a beautiful day and the environment was “background noise” free, perfect for recording sound effects!
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