Some folks take lots of pictures when they take vacation and others make recordings. I definitely fall in the latter camp. I limited the amount of gear I took on this vacation, but I couldn’t help myself from taking a few pieces. I’m glad I did. Berlin is the vacation destination and our hotel is down street from a beautiful old medieval cathedral, Marienkirche (St Mary’s Church). If you are into murals of the black death, then that is the place for you!
I put out a pair of DPA 4060s on our terrace just as the church bells started to ring out against the din of Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, which is a fairly busy street.
You can hear the old bells ringing out against buses, motorcycles and the general din of the city. I think it is a fitting juxtaposition since the 13th century church sits against a now defunct television tower.
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of a pair of DPA 4060s tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Mix Pre as a front end.
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