Switches Switches Switches!


Lately I been flipping tons of switches, pressing lots of buttons, and turning lots of knobs. In other words, I’ve been hard at work on another Rabbit Ears Audio SFX Library. I started thinking about actuating things many months ago when I recorded the Mi–24 Hind. The switches on that helicopter were full of so much character that they set me off on a switch-and-button journey:

To date my research has taken me to old radios and electronics:

old aircraft:

I’m particularly fond of the latch on the emergency exit of the KC–135:

I don’t yet have a release date for this collection, and it is very much a work in progress. I’m still actively researching the content as I record and find new sources. Don’t hesitate to reach out if there are particular switches, buttons, or actuators that you are looking for … or if there is a recording location/source that you know of that would be perfect for this library.

Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5′s setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/192 with a Cooper CS–104 as a front end.

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Michael Raphael October 6, 2012