Alright guys, here’s a video and some samples of our first sound effects sojourn of the semester.  Last Thursday (Sep 15th), we all headed over to the local water part 7 Peaks to record the engine room for the wave pool that they have. Needless to say, it was pretty fun, and I of course ended up getting wet recording a waterfall.  It was awesome.

So, here’s the video clip of Wiz (my teacher) setting up his holophone, which is just a really fancy mic that records in 5.1 (6 channels), and me getting into my recording position outside the engine room to get a different sound than the rest of the class.  It’s really gripping stuff, I’m just warning you.

So after that gripping piece of film, here’s some of the sounds I walked away with:

Engine from outside, two different spots. You can hear the water a lot in the first one, but still some cool sounds at the beginning.

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Waves ending from the front of the pool. This is some very nice water sound.

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Here’s two pumps inside the engine room. On the first, we kept it live after shutting off the pump because there was some really cool ambient dripping noises.

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Last but not least, the grotto. First one is the water being pumped at the top, and the second is inside the waterfall.

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So, overall, some pretty cool sounds, and a really fun field trip.