The Hudson Burps


New York has recently been blessed with some lovely weather, which means that I have managed to get out on my bike to do some exploring.  I’ve been lugging my gear around just in case I run across something interesting, and this past week I got lucky.  The Hudson River Greenway is a two-way bike path that runs almost the whole length of Manhattan.  A healthy chunk of that ride is full of beautiful views of the Hudson, and green spaces along the way.

This day on the bike was warm, but a bit windy, and the waters were crashing up against the concrete barriers of the Hudson River Park’s walkways.  One of the nicer features of the park are the walkways over the water where old piers used to sit.  The walkways are made out of metal grating, so I was able to plant my butt down with my microphones and record the water crashing and bubbling up through the holes.

The only bummer of this day was the sounds of the Westside Highway in the background, but it is New York City after all.

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, while trying not get splashed by the dirty waters of the hudson.

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Michael Raphael November 16, 2009