Manhattan Bridge


I am still exploring my new adopted borough of Brooklyn, NY, so don’t be surprised if you hear and see a lot of recordings from that locale on the blog.  I recently explored some of the parks around both the Brooklyn and Mahattan bridges.  On warm weekends you can see tons of kids playing and adults leisurely reading their newspapers.   It is one of the more relaxing and mellow places to hang in that area, but unfortunately since I have moved the weather has been drab and rainy on most weekends.

This recording is from one of those overcast days in Brooklyn Bridge park where I planted myself under the Manhattan Bridge to record the subway cars passing overhead.  I like a lot of the detail in the recording, but the only unfortunate elements are a few rain droplets that began to fall, and they sound like little clicks of handling noise.  They drive me nuts, but I do like some of the reflections off the supports of the bridge.  I excerpted a fairly clean segment recording, but I would like to go back when the weather is a bit nicer.  So in the meantime enjoy a short recording of some traffic and the N train passing overhead.

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.

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  1. I ride on that bridge every day i go to work. Interesting to hear it from the park…I haven’t been down there surprisingly. I love those 744T’s…sturdy little guys.

Michael Raphael June 20, 2009