The Project Harvest crew miking up the streets of Dublin
Wave Recording Studios, an audio mixing and sound effects company for the advertising industry in the UK, has started to amass a 7.1 sound effects library, Project Harvest (www.projectharvest.blogspot.com). Traveling the world, audio engineers Joss Gardner and Craig Loftus started in Europe, recording sound effects in real time and in real-life situations. The engineers are using Holophone’s H2-PRO surround mic in a variety of locations and environments to capture everything and anything — from sounds of jet fighters passing overhead in Anglesea to a school dinner hall in Cornwall, cicadas in a Spanish field, visitors at London’s Tate Modern Museum and rushing water in Parisian sewers. The mic is being used with a Zaxcom Deva V hard disk recorder, positioned on a stand or portable boom. All items are recorded at 96k and 24-bit.