About a month ago, my wife and I were dog/ house sitting for her aunt and uncle. As any good sound person would do, I took the opportunity to record any new sounds that I could. The following is a condensed list of what I captured.
More than anything else, I wanted to make sure that I captured the sounds of the dog. I don’t have a dog, and my parents have a smaller dog, so I couldn’t pass up this chance of getting the sounds of a medium/averaged sized dog. Luckily, she is well-trained and well-behaved, so she wasn’t bothered by the microphone, and she performed like a professional voice actor.
After the dog, it was time to go outside. It was a windy day, which normally would have made things difficult, but the wind made the flag in the backyard really come alive. Again, I couldn’t pass up this chance. I got some clinking sounds of the flag pole, but that’s ok. This could still be used as some great source material, or even just use it as is.
As I was preparing to move back inside for the afternoon, I noticed that the sliding door leading back into the house made some interesting sounds. What was I suppose to do–NOT record it?!
That evening, I even recorded a bonus sound. As I was sitting on my laptop (well, I was sitting on a chair, with the laptop on the kitchen table), I could hear the hum and bubbling of the dishwasher filling the room. Again, how could I not record it? You never know when you could use this stuff!