To capture the sound of water slowing dripping and getting a "leaking water" sound effect I set up a wet dishcloth over my triad-orbit boom and slowly poured water into the cloth to get the sound of water dripping and leaking slowly. I used my stereo Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphone pair along with my Sound Devices Mixpre 6 to capture the sound. This is an amazing combination that records so quietly and with such professional quality. In the end I was able to mix several different sounds including taking a rain track I had already recorded, adding a cabin room plugin sound (using Altiverb 7) to it so it sounded like it was coming from outside and then mixing in the new leaking sounds. It came out great!
Take a listen to some of the dripping sounds below.
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