Please see my previous post and then join me as I try to record the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron, near to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It clearly isn’t my day for field recording! Today is a public holiday and I would expect any self-respecting farmers to take a day off. Not in Banff. So please enjoy the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron passing you by and the delightful sound of a f**king tractor pull a rake around a nearby field. Using my directional parabolic mic (DM), I can hear the sounds of tractors and other industrial noises several kilometres away.
We lived on a boat in the Netherlands for six years. Wonderful memories of the Netherlands.
Join me and listen in to the sound of water passing through a short tunnel under a footpath in the woods.
As promised, this is an example of sound recorded using two microphones fitted to my parabolic microphone rather than just one microphone. See what you think…(also see my posting regarding the parabolic microphone here)
A new microphone system!
I have purchased a parabolic microphone from the Parabolic Microphone Company.
Today was the first day I ventured out into the woods with the ‘para-mic’ to test it out – results below.
Briefly, the parabolic microphone is a directional mic. Basically, point it at a sound source and press the record button (listen to the babbling brook recording above).
On this first try out down in the woods close to Duff House, I forgot to put the ‘wind condom’ on the dish (second image below) and so I picked up quite a bit of wind noise. Moreover, there was a gentle but steady wind through the trees in the wood and that gave me a small amount of background noise which I’ve managed to reduce in post-processing using Adobe Audition.
I used my Zoom H6 to record the sound. I’m still waiting for my Zoom F6 to arrive.
The first recordings will be coming up shortly. Please stay tuned.
Some days I feel a bit like this!
Where the River Deveron flows into the Moray Firth
Katy needs four-paw-drive to get through some of the fast-flowing, mountain-fed, streams here in Scotland…
Not two things you see together often…
Sorry I have been away for a while. Very busy at this end. Back full time the week after next…
The Red Sails
I wonder if the Mövenpick Hotel is ready for this guest!?
Just caught the sun as it was going down…
A third class ride is better than a first class walk (or swim).
A spot of wildlife to end the day….
You just can’t beat life on the water….
Built in 1775! More details here.
A tug that pushes rather than pulls….
As a former ‘tug man’ I have a real soft spot for tugs….