recorded a song in a small airplane over Austin, TX

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recorded a song in a small airplane over Austin, TX

Post by Shine Studios » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:18 pm

So my band Royal Forest has done some field recordings and videos over the last few years - in a desert, in a submarine, but the latest was in a 1970s Piper Cherokee Arrow about 5,000 feet over Austin, TX.

Went up 2 by 2, took 4 flights in total recording to a Zoom H4n handheld thingy. The vocal mic in the video came out of a WWII gas mask - we just rewired it to XLR. Took the tracks back and mixed down at the studio.

Here's the video:

https://vimeo.com/52036946


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Post by CedarSound » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:02 am

That was very cool. I like the concept, and really like the song too.
Did you guys trigger samples on that snare drum in the mix? I watched it on a laptop and couldn't turn it up very loud when I watched it, but it sounded like that was the case...

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Post by Shine Studios » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:15 am

Nope - no triggers; all the sounds came from the recording.
It's a little rack tom he's playing, and we spent some time tuning it and experimenting with hitting it with the stick and hand and using a contact mic in different positions to get more of a variety of sounds out of it.

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Post by CedarSound » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:32 am

Nice... I'll have to listen to it later when I am in my studio.

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Post by Shine Studios » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:36 am

Yeah the only perfidy in the whole thing was editing quarter note on the drums in one section where the plane got loud

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Post by signorMars » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:52 am

LOVE this. Cool concept and a great song. I really like where you ended up with it sonically.
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Post by Electro-Voice 664 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:16 pm

I love it, very cool
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