Category Archives: vehicles

040 – rollercoasters

I got a huge opportunity to record tons of rollercoasters at a fully locked out six flags park. Full access and high expectations. This is that story.

one way to do the auto panning in reaper
another option


034 Oliver Machin and Mad Max Fury Road

We were super excited to talk to Mad Max Fury Road vehicle recordist Oliver Machin for this episode.

Oliver gave us tons of great war stories and logistics problems from the set of one of the breakout films of the year.

6 - divebomb

War machines, microphones, and rock n roll on the Doof Wagon.

1 - Doof Wagon


More stuff:

how they built the vehicles for fury road

18 mins of behind the scenes footage

boom library every day cars

Oliver’s rig


and here are a bunch of images from the shoot:


033 – Recording the Porsche 911 GT3

In this episode, we talk about the Porsche recordings that René made in Houston for the latest echo | collective: fields library.


Check out the Porsche library here.

Here’s the prep sheet

And here’s the gear that was mentioned in this episode.

025 – Vehicle Recording Roundtable

In ep 25 we talked with Rob Nokes, Watson Wu, and Max Lachmann about all things vehicle recording.  It was a heck of a conversation with some real heavyweights of the industry.



show links:

Rob Nokes — @robnokes on twitter
Watson Wu — @watsonwu on twitter
Max Lachmann —

Designing Sound Rob Nokes Vehicle recording feature
Watson Jaguar film for Rode microphones

Mics mentioned:


Rob’s Kit

Sennheiser E835
Yamaha subkick

Neumann U89
Neumann U87
AKG C4000B
Sure KSM44

Sanken Cub01

other stuff
fire blanket
bungee cables
zip ties

Watson’s Kit

Sennheiser 418s
Neumann RSM 191
Neumann 82i
Rode NTG8

DPA 4061 lav
Rode Lav
Countryman B3 lav

Sennheiser 421
Rode dynamic mics
Sure dynamic mics

Rode pinmic lav
DPA 4061 lav

Max’s kit

Electro Voice RE50
DPA 4062 lav

DPA4061 lav
Crown PZM 30D

Neumann RSM 191
DPA 4061 lav x 2

Sanken CSS5
Sennheiser MKH8060
Schoeps CMC6 in ORTF