This week’s post features the lovely sounds of Union Square Park in New York City. After returning to New York, I have been visiting some of my old haunts, and on the way home from work one day, I decided to stop by the park for a short recording. On a hot summer day, Union Square is usually filled with kids just hanging, elderly folks with nowhere to go, and many others just sunning themselves.
I sat myself down on a little patch of grass with a pair of DPA 4060s in my hat, and a small Zoom H4 recorder in my bag and went to work. The following is an unedited snapshot of the park at around 7:00 PM on a weeknight in August.
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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
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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
it’s amazing what sounds you don’t notice, because for me, I’m always rushing through there trying to get out as soon as possible. 🙂
very clear, you can really hear the layers into the distance.
It could be the hat!