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December 5th, 2011

Fireworks- recording fireworks is really strange. There are two distinct things going on with fireworks- the sound of the explosion, and the powerful physical impact our bodies feel when all that sound energy reaches us. Thing is, the mics don’t have any way of capturing that physical impact; they can only record the pop sound of the initial explosion. So what ends up on tape? Honestly, it doesn’t sound much different than popping popcorn in your kitchen. Even with my good mics, I think I had to boost the low end a little bit in this recording to make it actually sound more like fireworks than popcorn. But judge for yourself.

Nady stereo condenser microphone
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 interface
Logic 8 on a MacBook Pro
4th of July fireworks over Mission Bay, SanDiego

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    Berolzheimer 4 years, 10 months ago

    Works great as a popcorn popping sweetener! Thanks!

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    Kanga134 9 years, 4 months ago

    It works very well as ambient backround gunfire for war scenes. thanks a bunch man.

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Type
AIFF (.aiff)
Duration
04:21:031
Filesize
43.9 MB
Samplerate
44100.0 Hz
Bitdepth
16 bit
Channels
Stereo
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