On November 2, 2012 I set out to record the sound of bullets being shot into a automobile. This video takes you on the journey to “crazy”. Multiple microphones were used on the session and the video demonstrates the different types of sounds the microphones produce depending on where they were placed. Some are very close up and others are further away from the SUV being shot at. Some are presented isolated and others ...More →
This is a set of processed bullet and gun sound effects recorded at the “Cliffs” in the North Idaho mountains in October 2012. The 1st sound is the final composite mix and then the individual elements used to create it. There was no synthesis applied juts pitch change, transient enhancement, compression and some substantial hard limiting. All the processing was done via the VST Rack in Soundminer ...More →
Here is the sound of a custom Mauser 6.5×300 Weatherby rifle I recorded during the cliff bullet ricochet sessions earlier in September 2012. This is a special rifle that shoots large custom bullets. The shell is squeezed down in size to fit the barrel. I’m not sure why, but someone does.
I set up in a clearing right at the edge of where the rock ledge began to slope downward towards ...More →
Recording the bullets for my new SFX library called BULLETS HD PRO has been quite an experience. So far I’ve recorded over a dozen guns from a .22 to a M-60 but nothing had sounded as cool or as strange as recording a Mossberg 590 shooting a special shell called the “Bolo”. A Bolo is two heavy duty slugs molded ...More →
The opportunity came up today to trek high in the mountains (3500 feet or more I think) and record a Barrett 98B sniper rifle into a massive canyon. The guys from Wrenco Arms were kind enough to let me tag along with my gear and do some recording. I brought my MKH-8040ST rig and that’s all I could bring as we ...More →
There is a first time for everything and recording bullet pass bys and impacts was a first for me. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at bullet recording but never had the knowledge or association with anyone that had a permit to use a gun suppressor. After some searching, now I do.
Here are some clips from the first recording session of a iMac being shot at with slow moving bullets shot from a suppressed Glock ...More →
Post Date: February 22, 2012
There is a first time for everything and recording bullet pass bys and impacts was a first for me. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at bullet recording but never had the knowledge or association with anyone that had a permit to use a gun suppressor. During the recording sessions for the M60 machine gun with the very experienced and amazing marksman named Richard from the local gun shop I began to inquire about what ...More →
M60 Machine Gun Microphone Comparisons
This video cycles through the microphones used during the first recording session for this gun. This first session was for capturing the medium close and distant perspectives and the second session was primarily for the close up sound. Recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz/192kHz to 2 Sound Devices SD-702 recorders, Fostex FR-2, Sony PCM-D1 with XLR-1 Microphone Preamp and a Sony PCM-D50. The microphones used were 3 Sennheiser MKH-8040, MKH-416, AT-835ST, Sanken ...
Gun Recording Video Out Takes
I plan on writing a complete blog post someday about my experience and education with recording guns. For now, here is a video of out-takes from one of my first multiple gun recording sessions in October of 2010.
I must say one of the lessons I learned about recording guns is let someone else shoot the guns. I was nervous as hell at first. Between planning ...More →