Sennheiser MKH 60
I might need some suction pops for a new project in the next few weeks so I thought I’d grab some of the suction darts from the dart guns I recorded a few weeks back and record the sound of them being stuck on a surface and then pulled off. Glass seemed to be the best surface of choice as the darts stuck very easily. I recorded a bunch of sounds trying different angles and effects to see how many different sounds I could get. I think I will need to get something with a larger suction cup as well to compare the different sounds.
While I was at it I got some wide clear tape and recorded sticking it to the glass and pulling it off. This was very effective as I got the pure sound of the tape and not the ripping of any surface it was stuck to. I also scrunched up the tape as I used it up. I’m not sure how useful this sound will be, but I never know how someone is going to use sounds so I guess they can all be useful.
While I was at it I thought I may as well record the sounds of the dart gun firing. One of the advantage of working in a office full of geeks is that there are plenty of toys around, so I had quite a large collection of dart guns to choose from, so of course I recorded them all. They all have slightly different sounds from the different firing mechanisms they use. I am not sure why anyone would ever need a large collection of different dart gun sounds, but you never know what people will need.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences