Night Insects and Noisy Campers

Fall is squarely upon us and the temperatures are dropping. The Missus and I were in Upstate New York a few weeks ago. We caught one of the last warm nights of the summer and the last night the insects were singing before disappearing for the winter. I ran out with the gear and went into record. Sadly some campers across the way ruined the party.

I have enough material to edit this down into a nice clean track of night insects, but I wanted to leave it as a document of the end of summer. The insects and the nearby campers both got a little rowdy because they knew it was going to end soon.

Recording Geek Note: The buggers were recorded with  Schoeps CMC5′s setup for MS with an MK4 as the Mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96 with a Cooper CS-104 used a front end.

Union Square Green Market

A few weeks ago I was wandering around Union Square and the local green market happened to be in full-swing. This outdoor farmer’s market is open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The Union Square farmer’s market features goods from all over the New York and New Jersey area and is always a great place to find fresh produce and occasionally, ostrich meat.

I love recording in open markets because they are often great sources of regional accents and music is rarely played in the background. Sometimes you even find kids having tantrums.

Many thanks to Deanna Yurchuk for the lovely photos.

Recording Geek Note:  All the crazy handball was recorded with a pair of DPA 4060s tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Sound Devices MP-2 as a front end.