Chetek, Wisconsin Revisited


I’ve been going through some old files lately, and I came across a recording that I had forgotten about.  Back in 2008, I was living in Minneapolis, MN where it was incredibly easy to get out to nature in a few hours.  After being away for three months, I wanted to take the missus somewhere special when I returned, and believe it or not, Wisconsin was that place.  We drove out to a small resort on a lake that was incredibly quiet and just what we needed.  Now, as we know, it wouldn’t be a vacation if I didn’t take my gear.

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I set up  at the edge of the lake just when the sun was going down; the above recording is just a few minutes from that night.  I love how the density of the insect sounds just suddenly drops off and gives way to some distant bird calls. It’s amazing how a recording can just transport you back in time . . .  I can almost smell the place and feel the giant mosquitos.

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   October 8, 2010