Church Bells

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This past weekend, the Missus and I went to a big wedding up in Hunter, NY.   The couple was married in a beautiful wooden Ukrainian Catholic Church that was built without a single nail.

The acoustics in the place are just beautiful.  Surprisingly, the acoustics in the church were not the biggest attraction.  Just outside the church is another hand-built structure: the bell tower.

The bells were sounded for the arrival of the couple and at the conclusion of the service.  I was lucky enough to weasel my way into the bell tower to sneak in some recording time.

Even though there were still some people in the church driveway, I managed to get a fairly clean recording.  If you listen carefully you can hear the creaking of the ropes and pulleys that the bells rest on.

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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   June 30, 2010

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