Halloween in Brooklyn


Halloween in New York City is always a bit nutty, when every moron comes out of the woodwork to run around the west side of Manhattan.  However, things tend to be slightly mellower in Brooklyn.

There is a great kids’ parade in a local park around the corner from me; there were tons of little bugs, chickens, Star Wars characters and even one walking Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It was a great opportunity to get out and record some great crowd sound and enjoy the spectacle.  If you listen closely, you can hear that one parent thought I was dressed up as a sound guy.  I got a real kick out of that.  Who knew that I had the perfect costume?!

Recording Geek Note:  Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid.  It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96 by a guy in a sound guy costume.

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  1. nice track. sounds a lot more family oriented than round my way this year . my ‘halloween recording’ was of drunks shouting on the street outside a bar that i could hear from my back garden. Think i prefer yours!

  2. I’m guessing it’s something to do with the way the audio was converted into or some odd internet behavior, but I’m hearing some sort of high frequency slapback/delay oddness…….. maybe I’m going nuts lol. Regardless, enjoy your work and still jealous of your Schoeps rig… wish I could feed those into my own 702T as well 😛

  3. I’ve listened a few times and I think it is odd internet behavior because I just don’t hear the “slapback.” I bet the stream was just buffering or something. Thanks for the kind words.

Michael Raphael November 2, 2009