I love the front door to my house. It seems pretty unassuming, but once you get it talking it just won’t shut up.
I’m still not exactly sure what it is trying to say to me but it tries to communicate on a daily basis. For the life of me I can’t decipher it, but I’m not going to stand there with a clipboard or call in the linguists to try and figure out what it wants from me.
For the time being I’m just glad to have exchanges as I enter and exit the house.1
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5′s setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was also tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Sound Devices MP-2 as a front end.
It goes without saying that I am the only resident of this house who enjoys all the chatter from the door. ↩
What is that expression about making lemons out of lemonade? Or is it lemonade out of lemons. For the next few weeks my next door neighbors are having their roof and siding redone, and if I am going to have to suffer through it, I might as well get some useful recordings out of it. This recording is from day
I Have Found a Shrubbery
I love this time of year. I don’t know whether to call it spring or that-period-in-the-suburbs-when-I-don’t-hear-furnaces-and-compressors-from-neighboring-HVAC-systems. It is the time of the year when I feel like I can truly hear my neighborhood. I can hear the birds in the morning, the sound of tires on the wet pavement when it rains, and local commuter trains from a much greater
Fall Into Picnic Table
I have to admit, the initial reason for this post was to give Rycote a hard time. Back in June they posted an Instagram reel of a DMS setup on a picnic table. I made this recording along the Upper Delaware River on the border of PA and NY and I’m pleasantly surprised that my Rycote teasing turned into a
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