Yandina Queensland and Gold Coast Queensland
(yes that's a 600km round trip)
Sennheiser MKH 60
Boom pole array
Sony TCD-D10 DAT
with Shure SM58 Beta and AKG D112 microphones
As I usually update the journal a few days after the event I can write here that the next few entries were some of the best fun I have had in ages. I spent a very busy weekend and did quite a lot of driving, but the material I got to record was well worth the effort.
Firstly I had organized today to go out to the North Arm Rifle Club in Yandina to record some rifles being fired. I have for a long time wanted to add some firearms sounds to the library. I think its an important section to include in a sound library these days as so many games and film and TV use gun sounds. Also I knew there were going to be new challenges to overcome in recording firearms. The folk at North Arm had very kindly organised to bring along an old 1930 .303 rifle. This was the main weapon used in World War two by Australian soldiers and as such is an important part of our history. I plan on using the sound of the 303 in another project I am working on of important Australian sounds.
Overall I got some good material on the range and I am sure when its all edited down there will be some good samples to add to the library.