We had a few inches of snow fall on an inch or so of ice last night and the scenery is quite beautiful! I took advantage of it today and went out with my Zoom F8 and Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones and captured several good sound effects. I even had my wife drive through the neighborhood while I hung a boom pole and mics out the back window to capture the sound of driving through ice, now and slush! Came out perfect.
I have been enjoying some vacation time here at Christmas and it has given me an opportunity to spend some time developing some new sound effects. In additional to creating many Cartoon Character Sounds I've been producing various Magic Wand effects using Logic Pro X, Eastwest Sounds & Vienna VSL Instruments. These sounds are perfect for cartoon and game projects.
I recently spent some time at a Camp Retreat site near Fayetteville, NC and recorded several sound effects including different sounds of walking on pavement, gravel and leaves. It was a beautiful, sunny, fall day and armed with my Zoom F8 & 8040 Stereo rig, I captured some great sounds.
I couldn't be happier with my Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair! I purchased these along with a Rycote rig and they are absolutely perfect for capturing sounds/field recording. I was blown away by the crispness and natural sound they capture. The low end is incredible. I usually have to roll off some of the bass frequency in post. The build quality is wonderful.