Bird Deck


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, I put the rig outside around 8pm and let it roll for a few hours. This time of year it is still light out at 8pm and song birds can still be heard chirping away before bedtime.

I did have the pleasant surprise of a little songbird landing right near the rig. I’ve isolated the bird landing in the first file and then left it in context in the second file. And lastly, I’ve included a little bit of ambience after the little birdies went to sleep.

Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC1′s with MK4 capsules set up for ORTF. It was tracked with a Cooper CS 104 feeding a Sound Devices 744T

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Michael Raphael June 4, 2023