Here's a few pics from a recent audio capture session I did up in the North woods of Wisconsin. It was a mostly pleasant day, although the birds were rather bothersome background noise wise.
I spent a fair amount of time assembling my tools and then went to it, what follows is a brief synopsis of what I got.
Tools of the Trade: Trusty PowerBook, Rode NTG-2, Sennheiser HD-285, and various implements of noise making.
How to mic a pile of brush: Position stand away from possible falling limbs, press record, jump up and down, bonus points for falling through brush and into squirrel nest.
Coincidentally, now I know how they came up with sound of Georges beard growing in the Yellow Submarine!
Found this beauty of a log, mic'd it up and proceeded to chop/hack/slice/swing/saw it into oblivion. I leave behind the screams of treebark and the scars of my torture.
Nothing fancy, yo heave ho. The rocks and leaves make for an added level of detail, along with the dramatic flinging of debris.
Not since I was a wee lad have I had cause to bust out the old bow and arrow, was good to get it out and put it through it's paces. Culled 3 different sounds out of this session: bow release, impact, and debris. The mossy stump proved the perfect surface for eliciting a fine impact thud and debris scatter.
Mucky Muck, indeed! The sound of squishy-ness!
I love the sound of wet grass in the morning.
Like dry sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
Wet sand has a bit more squish to it than you'd think, but when comparing the 2 types , wet sand is a bit crunchier,
Still have a fair amount of work to do whittling these down into a suitable library to work with, but the raw material for exciting noise adventures is there.
Next time, water sounds and other foresty goodness.