Boxing Day

Recently, I have been digging through my hard drives and doing some reorganizing, deleting, and lots and lots of backups.  One of the pleasures of drive cleaning is running into a recording or two that I completely forgot about.  Most of the SFX work and field recording I do is on a freelance basis, since I currently work full time in radio production.  This means that I often rope in colleagues of mine for help with projects.

One late night, I was recording a colleague breaking glass, wood, banging around old fence posts, soda cans, and yes, destroying cardboard boxes.  When we got to the cardboard, it was like the spirit of the great box came over my good friend.  He wrestled that cardboard down like it had never been wrestled before.  He was so vigorous that he was moving all over the stereo field like a mad man.  This is a short one but a good one.  I don’t know if I am fond of this recording because of the laughter that ensued after the box was in pieces or if I just really enjoy the grand finale of box being torn apart.

Recording Geek Note:  Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK41 as the mid.  It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96 in a quiet studio with parquet floors.

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Michael Raphael August 3, 2009