MicroTrack Tales From the Road: Richard Devine
Sound designer Richard Devine ventures underground to capture sound effects with the M-Audio MicroTrack recorder.
Name: Richard Devine
Occupation: Artist, producer, sound designer, remixer
Credits: BT, Trent Reznor, Aphex Twin, Apple, Ableton, Nike, Scion, Land Rover, Audi, Microsoft Gaming Division (Halo2), Sony PlayStation, Konami and more
Base of Operations: Atlanta, GA
Official Website: www.richard-devine.com
"The MicroTrack has been an amazing tool—I never leave home without one," says Devine. "I have three of them including the MicroTrack II, and all have proven to be solid and dependable. I often go out and record in very difficult situations, doing sound design work for TV, film and video games. Sometimes I even record sound from fireworks, weapons or heavy machinery. The MicroTrack has held up time and time again.
"I recently went on a field recording trip to Petty Johns Cave in northwest Georgia. The cave is located on the east side of Pigeon Mountain in the Appalachian Plateau. It has small rivers and waterfalls deep at the bottom of the cave, which is about four hours below ground level. I used the MicroTrack II to capture the unusual ambient sound of water flowing through strange cuts in the rocks. All the recordings ended up getting included in my new Sony effects library. The MicroTrack held up very well even in the most challenging conditions."
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