As a resident of NYC, I’m always looking for ways to get out of town. Thanks to my in-laws, the Missus and I have a place upstate New York to get away when the grind of NYC starts to get us down.
We get the opportunity to spend a tremendous amount of the weekend watching the Delaware River roll by. The section of the river that we spend time on divides two small towns in New York and Pennsylvania respectively. If you want to cross state lines you have to cross this bridge:
It is this great old metal bridge that has a metal surface that sort of looks like a cheese grater. It lets out a great low rumbling hum when cars pass over it. Back in the winter I made some recordings with hydrophones in the water below, but I wanted to return and record it with my Schoeps MS pair above the water.
In this recording I positioned myself under one end of the bridge and let the traffic roll over me. This is just a snippet of a place I could spend hours lost in thought. Who knew cars could be so soothing?
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5’s setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96