Gathering Sound EFX

A few years ago, I purchased the ZOOM H4n digital recorder. What a fantastic device! I’ve used it on countless video projects, everything from music videos to vlog studio work, the whole range. Lately, I’ve been out gathering sound EFX, building a library of original sounds for use in current and future endeavors. Here you see me atop the water tank hill in Savaneta, Aruba, DWI:

Recording sound in Savaneta, Aruba, DWI with the Zoom H4n.

Recording sound in Savaneta, Aruba, DWI with the Zoom H4n.

For such a small, lightweight device, the H4n works like a dream. Multiple inputs, recording modes, and a pair of built in stereo mics. Really, this is a requirement for any production. Get one. Use it. Enjoy the beauty of sound.

Rode Audio Rig, video review

Here’s another gadget review, actually a triple. Rode is a brand I’ve come to appreciate for their good quality at reasonable prices. Hence , I put together a rig for recording sound on location that includes the NTG-2 microphone, Blimp Suspension and Windscreen, and the boom pole. Check it all out.

High quality sound definitely improves the moving image, so don’t neglect it in your videos or movies. You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money. Rode will get you the sound you need at a number you can afford. Enjoy the process!