Field Recording Library
I'm constantly recording interesting events or things. Every time I do so, I edit them down, and add them to my small but growing library of self-recorded sounds. I find that as a sound designer, field recording helps me find sounds I need faster, as well as aid in bridging the gap between what sound is in my mind, and how I'm going to produce it. Here are a few examples from my library.
Lake Superior Performance Rally
Stage 15 Launch Recordings (2016)
The Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) is a rally that happens in the Keweenaw Peninsula every fall. In 2016, the final stage occurred in the middle of downtown Houghton, so I seized the opportunity to record the rally car launches at the stage start. What I captured were very unique car sounds, specific to each car and driver. In the editing process, I matched the chronological order of my recordings to the stage start list, so I was able to label each recording with the appropriate driver, car make, model, and year.
Each recording is a stereo file, using the X/Y Zoom microphone, and a Zoom H6 recorder. Files that say
"(Shotgun)" were recorded in mono with an old EV shotgun microphone. Unfortunetly the fidelity of the shotgun microphone isn't favorable.