All Garaged Out For Quarantine


It has been one hell of a winter out here in the Garden State. It has been full of large quantities of snow, ice, and high winds. The other day, wind was whipping around the house and I decided to mess around with the quad recording rig. I wanted to find a spot where the rig could be protected, and still capture all of the “hustle and bustle.” After walking around the house the garage seemed like the best place.1

After standing in the garage for a bit to listen I decided to record both with the garage door open and closed. Here it is open first:

I dig the sounds whipping around the house and banging into the siding and windows.2 I have to admit that I prefer the closed door recordings. I love the resonance and eerie quality the enclosed space provides. There is something in the occlusion that gets me. Personally, I could spend all day with these recordings on loop.

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

  1. Some people hang out and drink beers in their garage all day, I set up microphones.  ↩︎

  2. Don‘t get me started on siding products. I resided my home two years ago and it was a rabbit hole. I can’t unsee all the lousy installs around my neighborhood.  ↩︎

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Michael Raphael February 20, 2021