A potential client recently asked me to try and record in a retail store.  That kind of recording presents a unique set of challenges.  Retail stores don’t take kindly to recordists walking in with a huge zeppelin, lots of recording gear, cables, and there are corporate policies blah blah blah . . . . .  In order to pull off recording ambience in a … Read More

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Noisy Corkscrew Swamp

Back in late December of 2008 I was down in Naples, Florida for a short trip and decided to check out Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It is a remarkably beautiful place that features an old growth cypress forest that barely lets light pass through it.  It also has a boardwalk that takes  you through a healthy chunk of the swamp to areas that are normally … Read More

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U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships took place this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Over the course of the weekend, thousands of players hit the frozen ice and breathed in the frozen air.  It was -5F or colder for most of the tournament.  I don’t have much hockey sounds in my library, so I thought it would be a good time … Read More

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Two Harbors, MN in December

  This is the view out the back of a cabin in Two Harbors, Minnesota that I rented with some friends in December.  We originally planned to record a train down in Duluth but the weather did not really cooperate.  We were snowed in all weekend and we were lucky to get back on the road by the end of … Read More

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DPAs at the beach

Just a short recording while futzing around with my new DPA 4060s.  I was at a beach in Santa Monica, and frankly there is really nothing spectacular about the recording, but I was just attempting to see what they could do.

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