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Vickers Machine Gun Released

The Recordist is proud to present a whole new series of HD Professional sound effects libraries featuring rare and unique guns. Second in the series is the Vickers .303 British machine gun. Recorded on a 400 acre ranch in North Idaho with a huge amount of microphones and handheld recorders. Perspectives include attached, very close, medium and distant. From just a few inches out to 150 meters this collection has you covered. 10 mono and 7 stereo microphones provide a wide range of source material from this amazing “Steam Punk” machine gun. The weapon recorded is authentic, not a replica.

Vickers Background:
The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled .303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army. The machine gun typically required a six to eight-man team to operate: one fired, one fed the ammunition, the rest helped to carry the weapon, its ammunition, and spare parts. It was in service from before the First World War until the 1960s, with air-cooled versions of it on many Allied World War I fighter aircraft. An evolution of the Maxim machine gun the Vickers Gun was a mainstay of the British arsenal through 1968, seeing use on the ground, in the air and with a number of nations.

Special Note From Frank:
This weapon series has a massive amount of fully automatic weapons ready and waiting to be edited and mastered. In light of this fact I have decided to provide just the original time aligned/delay compensated source recordings. Providing processed and designed assets takes a huge amount of time and I want to get these sounds out into the sound design universe as quickly as possible. If there is a chance I can provide processed and/or designed material in the future I will make sure it happens. For now, these collections will only contain the carefully edited and mastered source recordings in mono and stereo WAV files. 99% of the tracks will be without noise reduction or other potentially harmful processes (Actually, RX noise reduction was not required on these recordings, Yay!).

PS: This Vickers gun is among the first to have the Sound Devices Scorpio recorder as the main recorder and it rocked!

Available Now From The Recordist!