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 was needed. Humidification – STAT! Last year I headed out to our local hardware store and discovered EA1407.

EA1407 is heading into his second winter and he’s working hard. His industrial size fans are spinning at F2 and keeping our work environment’s humidity at a balmy 35%.

The other day I was filling EA’s 14-gallon buckets and I noticed his rather mellifluous drone. This is a recording from EA14017’s interior:

And this is from EA1407 exterior:

Clearly, EA is one of those rare breeds that can sing all day while he works. James Cameron[2] and Stephen Hawking[3] might be concerned about the machines, but I’m glad EA1407 is on our side.

Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of was recorded with a pair of DPA 4060s tracked to a Sony PCM-M10 with a Sound Devices MP–2 as a front end.

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Michael Raphael December 3, 2014