Spring has Sprung

Almost ever year I toss some microphones in the window to remind myself what I love and hate about my surroundings. Some people put doggies in the window and other people put mics in the window. This winter was long, but it finally feels like spring may have sprung. The above recording was made around 1:00 PM on Sunday April … Read More

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Steam Whistle Madness

I have a tremendous ability to get obsessed with projects and go down the rabbit hole. In this case it is a massive collection of steam whistles and culminates in the release of REA_017. I first got the bug when I went to go record the amazing new year’s celebration over at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.[1] That night was … Read More

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Melliflous Drone

In NYC it is almost winter, which, among other things, means heating units are running overtime and the air is getting dry. I work in an environment that is chronically parched and charged with static. The last thing you want around lots of electronics is static.[1] Overhauling our hvac system is not an option right now, so a temporary solution … Read More

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The Rabbit Family And A Love Letter to Animal Bells

Last week I released The Rabbit Family over at Rabbit Ears Audio, which has prompted a bit of self-reflection. I started this little blog back in 2007 and it is still chugging along. Somewhere along the way it spawned a small business, Rabbit Ears Audio. Both of these sites are very much a labor of love and are creative outlets … Read More

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The Harbour

This post comes via guest contributor, Rob Bridgett. Rob is a Sound Recordist and Game Audio Director based in Canada. Rob also is the proud creator or 2 sound libraries over at Rabbit Ears Audio, which can found here. –Michael   I’ve been living in St John’s, Newfoundland for almost two years now and am constantly finding new things and … Read More

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