I was recently out recording in downtown Manhattan and found myself wandering around Soho. There are still a number of great cobblestone streets that have not been paved over. I’ve always loved the low rumble that cars make rolling over some of those old cobbles. Being a cyclist, I’ve had the not-so-lucky experience of turning down the wrong street and having my whole body shudder until I could turn onto another paved block. I can only imagine what riding in an old horse and buggy was like back in the day.
For this recording, I placed my zeppelin on the sidewalk and tried to look a little inconspicuous, which can be difficult to do when you are standing around with a big furry zeppelin. Normally when recording cars, I would track the engine of the car as it passed, but, in this case, the mic was pretty stationary, providing a bit of a overhyped stereo image.
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96.