Today we meet Oscar. Oscar is my new stunt bin. I always try to keep a stunt bin handy as its often very useful to have something metallic and disposable that I can throw, crush and generally abuse, Oscar fits the bill perfectly. I will often use the various impact sounds from bins to mix in with other sounds, in this particular instance I needed Oscar to sound like an actual bin for a film clip I was working on. I spent about half an hour throwing and kicking the bin around on the roof of our studio to get a variety of sounds from it. I actually found the after the bin has been beaten up a little it actually sounds better I think. The main issue with this type of recording is that you need to get the impacts to occur as close to the microphones as possible but obviously hitting them with a flying bin is a really bad idea, so it pays to aim carefully.