Recording Pig Oink Sound Effects at a pig farm in Ubud, Bali!
A few days ago one of my friends here in Bali told me about this one pig farm close to his house and he knows that I am a field recorder and asked me if I also record pig sounds.
“Sure” I recorded everything that creates sounds and pig sounds are pretty cool especially if it comes to sound design. Pig or dog sounds are always a great base to start with so we met up again and went together to the pig farm.
It’s a little farm and not a mass farm that you might know from Europe or the US where hundreds of pigs have to share a few meters together.
Here is the location of the pig farm if you come to Ubud and like to record your own pig sounds. Also, the area is great for workouts!
You can just walk into the farm and the farmer sits in a corner and prepared already the food for the pigs. He cuts off a complete banana tree with one sharp knife. I think he needs at least 3 hours for the complete tree and this every day. I asked him when its feeding time and the kind of grumpy old man told me “5 pm”!
I know pigs go nuts and making a completely different sound than the one I recorded for this album.
I went back at 5 pm and waited but then he told me he is not going to feed them. Maybe he didn’t like the idea that we are there or he just changed his mind but I know from other farmers that they feed them around this time.
I find another farm for a Vol 02 along the way but for now we have some really fantastic sounds.
One pig was so cute. She was separated from the others and I guess because she is just younger. She wanted to be pet the whole time and was super calm and relax.
The other four pigs lived together on the site of the wall and they had a lot to say.
I recorded not only “oink sound effects” I got breathing sounds on the microphone, eating sounds of the food that they still had in place and peeing sounds in one of the corner.
How did I record these Pig Oink Sound Effects
I recorded with both recorders. I used the Zoom F4 together with the DPA 4060 on my weird construction ( but it worked perfectly fine) and with my super handy Zoom H6 recorder and the XY microphones. Both sound great but the difference is the bitrate.
The F4 can record in 192/24 what I did and the H6 goes until 96/24 what I did.
For sound recreations, I guess 192/24 is your best bet. You can find all sounds in the Bandcamp album down below and if you download the album the Zoom F4 sound files are the one that has” ZoomF4″ in the file name.
I split up the recordings in 22 tracks with a length of around one minute.
I attached the Zoom and the DPA 4060 on my bar and on one tripod and hold them over the pigs and circled around them. I don’t have my Blimp anymore so I had to be creative.
With the Zoom H6 was is pretty easy. Handhold and I always tried to come really close to the nose of the pigs. They are so funny and curious and came from alone.
They always tried to bit in the windjammer but the teeth are so far behind the mouth so its nearly impossible for them.
I think we have some amazing pig sound effects recorded!
Download the album “Pig Oink Sound Effects here on Bandcamp!
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Category: Sounds Of Indonesia, Animal Sounds, Pig Sounds Type: Animal Sounds For Sound Design Specs: 22 files • 192/96 kHz-24 • 1.3 GB Duration: 25 min Equipment: Zoom F4, Zoom H6, DPA 4060 Delivery: Instant Bandcamp download or Complete Library Download License types: standard license, royalty-free & license-free license
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