Archive for April, 2012

April 26, 2012

New York Sounds: Path train from Christopher Street to Hoboken

This is the last New York sound that I going to upload. It is a recording that starts underground in the Christopher Street path station and takes you under the Hudson River to Hoboken, New Jersey.
I really enjoy recording in subway trains and stations. They always offer many exciting drones and noises.

For this recordingI used my Röde NT4 in the Röde Blimp (clamped outside my back pack) connected to my Marantz PMD661.

April 24, 2012

New York Sounds: Central Park

I made this field recording a sunny day sitting on the grass in Central Park with my Röde Blimp and NT4 connected to my Marantz PMD-661.
I really like how so many sounds and atmospheres come together in this recording. The droning sound from all the cars on Manhattan, the rumble of planes and helicopters that circulated over the park, the wind rustling in the treetops, people chattering on their picnic blankets and birds singing.

It was a nice day in the park.

April 23, 2012

New York Sounds: American Museum of Natural History

Recently my girlfriend and I were in New York to visit her sister.
I brought my Rode NT4, Rode Blimp and my Marantz PMD-661 audio recorder to record some sounds from this big city.
The result was not as successful as I had hoped.
It was quite a hassle to carry around the Rode Blimp with the NT4 in it. So quite a few days, I just took the PMD-661 with me and left the NT4 at home. This resulted in poorer lo-fi field recordings that I am not so satisfied with.

But I managed to do some nice recordings and I will post some of the highlights here on the blog over the next few days.

First up is some ambience from the American Museum of Natural History.
I made this recording with the internal microphones of the PMD-661 in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.
I really liked the reverb in the exhibition hall and I think the 661 managed to capture the atmosphere relatively fine in this recording.