Yesterday was a day to slowly meander around Berlin. I took my time and moved without a real sense of purpose. Later in the day I came across a train underpass that seem to have it all. It was surrounded by trees, distant construction, cyclists rolling by, and several different trains moving over head. There is even a distant street trolley somewhere in there:
At first glance the location seemed like it would be relatively quiet, but once 5pm hit, there was an influx of activity. I was drawn to the location because the different trains had a lovely mid-range quality to them. Even the brake squeals seems relatively mild-mannered.
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of a pair of DPA 4060s tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Sound Devices Mix Pre as a front end.
Some folks take lots of pictures when they take vacation and others make recordings. I definitely fall in the latter camp. I limited the amount of gear I took on this vacation, but I couldn’t help myself from taking a few pieces. I’m glad I did. Berlin is the vacation destination and our hotel is down street from a beautiful old medieval cathedral, Marienkirche (St Mary’s Church). If you are into murals of the black death, then that is the place for you!
I put out a pair of DPA 4060s on our terrace just as the church bells started to ring out against the din of Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, which is a fairly busy street.
You can hear the old bells ringing out against buses, motorcycles and the general din of the city. I think it is a fitting juxtaposition since the 13th century church sits against a now defunct television tower.
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of a pair of DPA 4060s tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Mix Pre as a front end.