Sounds for this library were recorded over 5 sessions – in a private zoo and in the field, all in cooperation with professional birds trainers. All of them were recorded outdoor (and just a few in an outdoor aviary). Trainers helped us to get variety of bird calls and vocalisations, like: shriek, cry, squawk, screech, whistle, scream.
Three sessions, were recorded extremely close to birds on very quiet big field. The intention was to grab very isolated and rich sounds, useful for sound design. For this sessions we used Sanken CO-100k and Sennheiser MKH-8060, which were super close (just a few centimeters away from brids beaks) and Schoeps CMC-6XT MK41 a bit wider for more natural/open sound. Although sometimes Sanken and Sennheiser sound very similiar (they were in similar position), we left both files. Sanken recordings (@192kHz) are amazing for pitch shifting, yet sounds recorded by Sennheiser are very natural in neutral pitch.
When pitch shifted, all sounds become very evocative and emotional sound design sources.
Bird species recorded:
Harris Hawk (Male)
Harris Hawk (Young Female)
All files contain natural sequences and rhythms of calls. There are also close wing flaps, movements and even sounds of birds eating recorded in macro close POV.
The library is extensively metatagged in Soundminer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PITCH SHIFTED FILES ARE PRESENTED ONLY TO SHOW POTENTIAL OF THOSE RECORDINGS AND AREN’T INCLUDED IN THE LIBRARY.
Schoeps CMC-6XT MK41
Sound Devices 702 & 744
Number of Files: 397 High Quality WAVS (3hrs 13min)
Size Unpacked: 4.57 GB
Sample Rate: 96-192kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Sanken CO-100k, Schoeps CMC6XT MK41/MK8 MS setup, Sennheiser MKH-8060, Neumann KMR-81, Sound Devices 702, 744.
Other Info: Meta-Tagged