My desire for creating the Ultimate Rockslide sound effects library led me back to my favorite rock quarry high above the city of Sandpoint Idaho. I wandered around for a while and found a location I had not recorded before. It was a very steep slope with huge rocks at the top…. perfect!
Once I set up my gear I realized how damn dangerous this is. Recording alone at the top of a mountain, worrying about the gear falling over the cliff and my own safety….. shit, I’ve got to be crazy. After a mild panic attack I set about recording. The rocks, which were quite large, were placed just right. A little push and they were over the cliff. Lucky day.
Below are some takes from the session. I managed to get around 40 rockslides for my upcoming SoundBox Pro library: Ultimate Rockslides. I included the natural recordings and some layered, Eq’d and pitch manipulated versions. Gear: Rocks, Sanken CSS-5 and Sound Devices 702 at 24/96.