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Behind the Aviation Collection: Stephan Schutze on Airplanes and Field Recording

With "A Week Chasing Planes," DesigningSound provides an in-depth look at the field recording expertise of Foundation and Aviation Collection creator Stephan Schütze. Written by Schütze himself, the extended feature chronicles his time spent recording sound effects for the Aviation Collection at airforce museums in Australia last summer.

It's (literally) a page out of the book of the audio guru himself. (Schütze's article is an excerpt from his upcoming book on audio production.) Highlights include in-depth recounts of the tools and equipment best suited to the task, explanations of the archiving and branding value you create by documenting your recordings with video or still images, and of course, some embedded sonic treats for extra effect.

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