Brooklyn Dogs Next Door


When you live in New York City you have to come to terms with a few simple facts of life:

  • You will pay too much for a tiny apartment.
  • You will not have enough space for your worldly possessions.
  • At some point in time, little yappy dogs will move in next door and annoy the hell out of you.

All of the above are currently true for me … well, occasionally true. Several times a month 3 little dogs move into the apartment across the hall for days at a time. These dogs have insane separation anxiety, so whenever my Missus or I walk up the stairs they start yapping away. I’m not sure why the dogs only show up a few times a month, but they do. Maybe they are housesitting?

After several months of their yapping, I thought it was time to commit the buggers to tape.

And here is a distant take where the creak of my door set them off.

The dogs where recorded from just outside my apartment door, which is about 6 feet from their apartment.

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.

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Michael Raphael September 21, 2013