Fire Recording 11-07-2010

Since I could not attend the AES show this year I had nothing to do over the weekend. Really? Nah. I decided the weather was just right to get some fire recording done. I will have a more in depth blog post in December but here is what is in the audio clip:

1. Stove oil and gasoline bursts
2. Bottles of liquid fuel tossed on hot coals (one burst a hole and squirted fire all over)
3. Propane torch ignited into the fire and coals (a little dangerous don’t you think?)
4. Gasoline burning in the coals

Recording set-up: Sound Devices 702, Sanken CSS-5, Fostex FR-2, Audio Technica AT-835ST recording at 24Bit/192kHz.

Fire Recording 11-7-2010 by therecordist

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Getting set up to record fire at 24/192

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Recording the burn pile from different perpectives, core is quite hot

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Seems to be burning pretty good now, added more fuel to the flame.

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Using the propane torch to get the fire scorching hot.

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The propane torch on the smoking hot coals sounded awesome!

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OK, time for some real fire bursts! Stove oil works the best, gasoline will do also.

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Wow, that one was really hot. Trying not to make too much foot noise, just lean back.

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The fuel delivery tin can caught on fire. Don't panic, get some whooshes, quick!

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I tossed some bottles full of gasoline and stove oil on the coals. Unexpected sound! Like a gun silencer.

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This one was really nice, a good poof!

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Now, this bottle of fuel burst a small hole and squirted fuel way too close to the CSS-5.

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It was still squirting way too much for my comfort so I tried to snuff it out, yeah right.

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This is what happens after stirring the coals with all the un-burned fuel in there.

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