Under the Delaware


Independence Day in the States just rolled around and what better place to spend July 4th than the Delaware River?  If it’s good enough for George Washington it’s good enough for me.  I am still trying to get to know my new hydrophones and the bottom of the Delaware was where they ended up for a few hours. There are little rocks on the river bottom, so the trick was not to get the sound of the mics scraping them and actually recording the current rolling by.

If you listen closely you can hear different forms of air traffic filtered through the water.  I also wanted to test the mics ability to be almost crushed, so I picked up a few rocks from the surface of the river and threw them towards the capsules and ended with an interesting effect.  Luckily I only came close to the capsules so they can be used again.

Recording geek note:  Tracked with 2 Dolphin Ear Pro hydrophones to a Sound Devices 744T recorder at 24/96.

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Michael Raphael   July 8, 2009