The Soundminer-embedded library features a variety of recordings of an outboard motorboat, as well as ambient takes. Details from the bundle’s product page elaborate:
You’ll hear the typical starts, stops, revs, maneuvering, idles, slow, fast, medium, motor detail, in-boat detail, and many long runs of the boat where I explored various aspects of the boat. Many takes have POV’s of the floor, the inside walls, even hanging over the front, sides, and back as it skimmed across the lake. This means you’ll get a lot of recordings of water spray, the boat cutting though water, and the waves and wake of the boat with very little motor sound. There’s also several recording from different POV’s of (purposely) running out of gas!
Also included in this library is bobbing in the water with engine off, lake and dock ambience, dock wheels, the boat driving away from the perspective of the dock, seats, movement, and many other great sounds. This is a really nice comprehensive workup on an typical American motorboat.
The collection was captured at 48 kHz/24-bit via a Tascam PortaDAT using the legacy Sound Devices MP–2 preamp (an earlier design of the respected MixPre and MixPre-D). Interestingly, Undertone used a Schoeps CMC6 system with an MK4 cardiod mic paired with an MK8 figure-eight mic to record in M/S stereo, while the MP–2 decoded the recordings to X/Y on the fly.
Listen to the recordings in the following audio demo:
The Outboard Motorboat sound library is currently discounted 25% until July 25th. After that, the sale price of $37.50 returns to the normal retail of $50.00.
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