It’s Fall in New York City, which means most landlords, if they’re not deadbeats, have turned the heat on. My apartment features several steam pipes that seem to enjoy vocalizing this time of year. I’m not sure if they are alerting the others to prey or mates in the area, but they seem to have quite a call and response going around the apartment. Everyday these guys are making new sounds: tonight they were in a gurgling, tapping kind of mood. I’m hoping that this post might attract David Attenborough to check out the phenomenon.
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.
Michael Raphael October 20, 2009
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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