Portable recorder? Check. Headphones and windscreen? Check, check. Some cool sound effects waiting for you to record them? You’ve got that, too.
Have you been recording sound effects for a while? Are you confident with your technique and your gear? Captured all the easily-accessible foundation sound effects nearby?
Eventually a field recordist needs more. How, though, can a recordist switch from capturing the essential bird chirps and car doors around them, and record complex subjects like boats, animals, and cars? Do you need certain gear? Which skills, and why?
I’ll answer these questions in today’s post. I’ll share an attack plan for recording complex sound effects and field recording sessions.
Tomorrow I'll post how I used these ideas in a session I recorded this summer: recording Honda Indy race cars.
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