Hollywood, CA (October 26, 2006)–The sounds of the cannons and World War II guns in Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg’s powerful new movie, Flags of Our Fathers, were captured by the new technology of several Heil PR 40 dynamic microphones.
“The PR 40 does handle loud sources remarkably well, and its off axis rejection make it a tremendous tool for my effects recording–I do not leave home without it,” said Charles Maynes, location sound engineer.
The unusual extended frequency ranges of the new technology created by Heil Sound was the key feature that allowed Maynes to capture the natural explosions and firings of these historic old firearms for the movie soundtrack. The PR 40 was connected straight into the field recorder without any EQ.
The natural mid-range articulation and huge wide response (28Hz ? 18kHz) is the reason the industry has taken to the PR 40. Because of the ability to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 135dB, the PR 40 was duct-taped to the side of some of the guns as well as overhead, resulting in some incredible sound reproduction.