I had a rather frustrating couple of days of recording this past weekend. I was in the country again and at first I didn’t think it would stop raining, and when the rain did finally stop it never got quiet enough for my taste. Drops of water cascaded down a canopy of leaves, which created a wonderful crackling sound, but unfortunately, a clean recording was not in the cards. Planes and cars constantly passed by and I didn’t get one clean second. I was in a fairly remote place, but sometimes you just can’t catch a break. So instead of posting something beautiful from the country I thought I would embrace my inner chainsaw.
The recording below is from a visit I made about a year ago to a small farm in Wisconsin. I had to record a bunch of farm sounds and machinery for a client, and nestled up next to a tractor was an old beat up chainsaw. After the chainsaw finally started it proceeded to up and die a quick death.
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96 in a small barn that housed the tractor and some hay.