The Car And Driver website has interviewed Peter Brown (from Soundelux – Fast Five, Fast & Furios, Spider-Man) while he recorded cars at the California City airport. It is an interesting article as it is connected less with the technicalities of recording cars but more about the usage and capture of such sounds in the context of a Hollywood film, while achieving the director’s vision.
California City is one of those places with no apparent reason for being. It’s stuck out in the middle of the Mojave Desert where it’s brutally hot in the summer and windstorms will sandblast the paint off your car any time of the year. Fewer than 15,000 people live here, and if they didn’t have jobs at Hyundai’s nearby proving ground, a lot of them would leave. But California City has an airport. And since that airport is never, ever busy, it’s the perfect place for Peter Brown to record car sounds.
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