Upstate Drainage

I’ve been on an upstate New York kick lately, and this week the kick continues.  There was an open drain at the edge of the property, and I stopped to record it.  There is nothing remarkable about it, but I do love the reflections inside the drain.  The ground was covered with over five inches of snow, and the sound you hear is the little bit of water that wasn’t frozen!

It started snowing shortly after I walked outside and if you listen closely you can hear snow hitting the Rycote.  It was not a desired effect, but I had forgotten my wind sock, so snow clicks are what happens when you forget your wind sock.

Recording Geek Note:  Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid.  It was all tracked to a Sony PCM-M10, with Sound Devices MP2 as a front end.

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  1. I too like the reflections inside the drain, too, and have been loving finding so many seasonal/icy sounds around the internet during this cold spell. I hope you don’t mind that I linked to you, above.

    I also mentioned your blog on the sound-diaries website because I think it would be of interest to anyone interested in sound-diaries.


Michael Raphael January 12, 2010