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Just Cause 3 - new game release!

Just released today is Just Cause 3, Avalanche Studio's AAA title game. It's available for XBox One, Playstation 4, and PC (Steam). I was hired to field record various "things". Go out and buy a copy Today!

Just Cause 3 video game is available for XBox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Just Cause 3 video trailer

Field recording a very modified Aston Martin Vantage British sports car with owner/driver Hershel. This Beast is FAST and Sounds Great!

Watson Wu Field Recording a modified Aston Martin Vantage with owner/driver Hershel.

Field recording a Humvee with owner/driver Wayne.

Field recording a large yacht. A total of 7 mics were used to capture sounds from the engine room etc areas. These rear mics were used to capture water churning sounds.

Field recording a yacht. This was the hardest session I have ever conducted. I got sea sick and was throwing up on the side of the ship. I've never been sick from being on a ship but I guess the diesel fumes and the swaying got to me. For the love of field recording, I kept going! The only thing that worried me was that my puking sounds may have ruined the recordings. Fortunately, during playback, I couldn't hear those unwanted nasty sounds.

Field Recording Gear: Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8 track recorder, two 442 field mixers, and Remote Audio super headphones. The Rode Dead Wombat (fur) was used as protection from light rain.

Mission Accomplished!

Go out and buy a copy Today!

Flying & Driving with Gear

Wanted to share a short writing about my trip for this week. I've been hired to field record sounds of certain vehicles for a video game project. Today I'm flying to Louisville, Kentucky, then driving a rental car to south Indiana. Because of NDA, I can't say what I'm up up until the game company makes an announcement about their exciting title.

In this picture are a Rycote Windshield Kit #4, a large Swiss backpack, a PortaBrace audio bag, and a monster size Pelican 1650 case.

The purpose of this setup is to divide up my equipment. All items outside of the Pelican 1650 case are my primary gear. They are a Sound Devices 744T/MixPre-D inside the PortaBrace bag, my numerous mics, batteries, primary chargers, a camera, gaffers tape, etc all inside the large Swiss backpack.

Inside the Pelican 1650 case, there is a backup 4 track recorder, more batteries, mic stands, cables, zip ties, gaffers tape, clothes, etc items.

I HIGHLY recommend dividing up your precious gear similar to this. Remember to Always have a backup just in case something happens to your primary gear! This applies to other industries such as photography, videography, IT, etc. Stay safe and please share your stories. :-)

Wearing a special technology vest to carry more gear.