Holophone H2-PRO Used to Record 7.1 Sound Effects Library

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Wave Recording Studios' Project Harvest crew in Dublin, Ireland.

London-based Wave Recording Studios, a provider of audio mixing and sound effects services for the UK’s advertising industry, is amassing a 7.1 sound effects library. Named Project Harvest, this quest will take Wave audio engineers Joss Gardner and Craig Loftus around the world, starting in Europe, recording sound effects in real-time and real-life situations.

Working on projects for Guinness and other major advertisers, Wave co-owners Johnnie Burn and Warren Hamilton jointly decided on Holophone’s H2-PRO surround microphone for Project Harvest. “We selected the H2-PRO because it provides superior 7.1 recordings without the need for complicated set-up,” explains Gardner. “You can just plug it in and know that it will work when you need it to, in whatever situation you throw at it.”

The H2-PRO is positioned on a stand or portable boom, and is being used in conjunction with a Zaxcom Deva V hard disk recorder. The boom is more portable and allows Gardner and Loftus to record a greater number of sounds per day. All items are recorded at 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

The H2-PRO is being used in a variety of locations and environments to capture environmental sounds, such as jet fighters passing overhead in Anglesea, 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 sound produced by the H2-PRO is clear and the surround image is excellent,” Gardner adds. “It has also survived being lugged up mountains, punched by soccer fans and traveling in the van with us.”

For more information, visit www.holophone.com, www.wavestudios.co.uk, www.zaxcom.com/audio/deva5.shtml and www.projectharvest.blogspot.com.