Originally captured to meet the needs of a powerful V8 engine for an animated film, the Undertone crew captured full coverage of the Town and Country wagon. The Undertone Sound Library team described the session:
There are some good slow to medium speed pull ups, drive-aways and pass-bys where the internal and external rigs were synched. Then there are a series of on-board driving recordings at various speeds which include slow-downs, blinker, pull-ins and turn-arounds. Also we meticulously covered all the switches, knobs, pedals, gears, doors, and the hatch.
Like many of the vehicles of that era, the Town and Country features engine sounds with a lot of character. It sounds kind of a like a beefy grumble with a breathy, wheezy aspect in parts. The interior Foley also has some spirit to it as well. You can hear more in the preview below.
To capture the library, the team used the following gear to capture the library at 48 kHz/24-bit:
- Sound Devices 744T and 702 recorders.
- Heil PR 35 (engine)
- Sennheiser MKE 2 (tailpipe)
- Sennheiser MKH 30/40 M/S (already decoded and printed to X/Y)
- Schoeps CMIT5U (external)
- Schoeps CMC6|MK4 (external)
The team also provided a Vimeo video of the vehicle, complete with shots of microphone locations:
The ’60s Era Chrysler Town & Country Station Wagon is on sale for $75 (25% off) until August 14th.
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