Another day in self-quarantine means another day out on the deck! This recording was made midday on Sunday. It was a bright sunny day with no construction, so I was inspired. The church bells were ringing, the birds were singing, and the squirrels and dogs were getting agitated. I’m not entirely sure why the neighbor pooch was getting so upset but he was wailing about something.
It has been weeks now, but I’m still struck by the utter lack air traffic. It is one of the real boons of this crazy time. 
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC1′s with MK4 capsules setup for double ORTF. It was tracked with a Cooper CS 104 feeding a Sound Devices 744T
One of the things I love about long holiday weekends is that most of my neighbors head out of town. Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend here in the states, and in terms of noise, that means quiet. Not only were the neighbors quiet, but temperatures didn’t peak enough for HVAC units to start kicking on. With quiet in mind,
What is that expression about making lemons out of lemonade? Or is it lemonade out of lemons. For the next few weeks my next door neighbors are having their roof and siding redone, and if I am going to have to suffer through it, I might as well get some useful recordings out of it. This recording is from day
I Have Found a Shrubbery
I love this time of year. I don’t know whether to call it spring or that-period-in-the-suburbs-when-I-don’t-hear-furnaces-and-compressors-from-neighboring-HVAC-systems. It is the time of the year when I feel like I can truly hear my neighborhood. I can hear the birds in the morning, the sound of tires on the wet pavement when it rains, and local commuter trains from a much greater
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