Download MP3 Files FIRST (right-button
'save target as' on PC) as the CONCERT length
files are LARGE and download is much faster
if first saving these files to your computer
or hand-held wireless devices.
DSM recordings are naturally encoded
with full multi-channel ambient surround-sound
of the environment in which they're made.
below are all made using DSM 2-channel
mics direct to an analog cassette, but
mostly using digital DAT, MD, and the newer
audio flash card 24bit HD decks. Then the
master recordings are transferred as wav
file format before MP3 encoding for uploading
to this site.
about the specific recording equipment used
in the notes (plain text) accompanying each
music or sound file.
downloading various tracks of interest,
then directly burning a CD or DVD jukebox
audio disc for playing on any CD/DVD/Blueray
on open-air (way better than closed) or
ear-bud type headphones (avoid noise canceling
type phones), 2-channel stereo speaker,
and surround multi-channel speaker systems.
for best imaging speaker alignment.
recorded 2-channel stereo will playback the
exact as-heard 360 degree surround sound the
recordist experienced during the live event
on all 4, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 cinema type video
playback systems with Dolby Pro Logic II or
DTS NEO-6 decoder turned on! Suggest using
the MUSIC MODE setting on Dolby and DTS decoders
for natural sound without decoder artifacts.
are many live sound types and interests.
Below choose interesting recording categories to sample
other method of recording live environmental sound consistently
captures virtual reality like DSM systems
there again, or maybe for the first time!
over 13 years Sound-Ideas and associated recordists use
2 & 4 Channel DSM stereo-surround mics
files to play(DVD-Audio
authoring software required)
Ideas' engineer David Lukesic recording impact sound effects
using 'Harry,' a built-to-order Sonic Studios surround-sound
4-channel DSM + LiteGUY
HRTF baffled mic array mounted on a fishpole boom.
also personally headwears this same 4-channel mic array (sans
LiteGUY baffle) in less hazardous, more socially demanding
projects where keeping lowest mic recording 'visual impact'
within a crowd of people is desired.
Machines enchant me because they offer the listener an opportunity
to hear something unique: the chance conjunction of sounds that is
evocative, provacative, lovely or jarring. A conjunction that may
never occur again, exactly the same way." Aaron
other words, these Machines reproduce and amplify exactly those elements
which are most elusive, that interest me most, in the act of field
"Perhaps that's why they can
surprise and delight me, though I make them and know every sound
in their library."
generated by Serendipity Machine 03.19.02 (skyway). The machine constantly
mixes a set of around a hundred clips of unmanipulated recordings
to produce a never-repeating, always-changing series of juxtapositions
up to three layers deep. Some 20,000 combinations are possible, including
moments of silence.
FELD - VOXLOX
these compositions you'll hear how bells sound the time of day, the
time of prayer, the time of festival, the time of transhumance.
hear how their temporality shapes space, changing
ambience with the season, making distance and dimension. You'll hear
how they interact with other time and space-makers, from the sea,
insects and birds, to cars, televisions, and musical instruments. Most
of all you'll hear how bells simultaneously sound a present and past,
as their immediate resonance also rings the longue durée of
their technological and social history."
3:53 Min. / 5.6MEG track #6 clip of "MÉAUDRE" ....'an
alpine village in the Vercors, southwest of Grenoble.
Belled cows graze along the road, and the evening angelus pours across
the valleys, followed by the roar of motorbikes and cars heading home.
Later, as the cows move back to the mountains, the grillons, night
crickets who sound as brittle as their name.'
ringing of European city and village bells has long shaped civil
and religious time - daily time, seasonal time, work time, ritual time,
social time, collective time, cosmological time.
these six compositions you'll hear how bells sound the time of authority
and disruption. You'll hear how hand bells, animal bells, church bells,
time chimes, and carillons interact with other time and space-makers,
from birds to plaza fountains and cell phones, from walking and running
feet to parades and urban traffic, from choirs and bagpipes to brass bands,
DJs and amplified sound systems.
of all you'll hear how bells ring a deep European history of gathering
participants and calling in equal measure for prayer, protest, and
previous releases, Felds soundscape compositions from five
European countries explored how animal, church, and festival bells shape
three featured groups highlight the vibrant
world of music styles in Accra today. But whats unique here
is the presence of jazz in the mix, whether it is the traces of swing
parts you hear in bells jamming with car horns, or the straight-up
tribute to John Coltrane and the 1970s avant-garde played on
African as well as Western instruments.
for Steven Feld's 2/22/2006 EMusician article
for www.arts-electric.org 2/11/2007 article
2:21Min/3.6Meg) as bells of different sizes, pitches,
and timbres make time multiple. Interacting with voices, wind, string,
percussion and reed instruments-including car horns and jazz saxophonebells
ring the vibrant time of traditional, modern, Pan African diasporic
styles now resounding in Accra
Musical Bells of Accra, Ghana turns to bells as musical instruments.
of Bells 3 by
Steve Feld and Nii Noi Nortey
Musical Bells of Accra, Ghana" Features
three never-recorded ensembles working out bell time on six extended tracks.
Accra, capital city of Ghana, the former Gold Coast, one
commonly hears musicians instruct that the bell is the keeper of
the time in traditional drum and dance ensembles. But bells do
much more than keep ensemble time.
Feld shown recording 62 minute ambient audio CD, "Anomabo
Shoreline" ocean waves in Accra, Ghana for THE CASTAWAYS
PROJECT relased in 1/2007 using headworn Sonic Studios' custom
DSM-1S/H + WHB/N 2-channel stereo-surround mic.
Castaways Project was initiated by visual artist and writer Virginia
Ryan in 2003. Since that time she has made c. 2000 'sculptural paintings',
each 9.5 x 11.5 inches, from washed-up materials collected along local
shorelines around Accra, Ghana. All the works are white-washed and flicked
through with grey-gold, resonant with the colors of foam and sand as
the waves break on the very shores from where the inhabitants were once
taken and enslaved to build the new world. The works fill walls and
rooms, creating an environment concerned with washed-in and washed-out
history and memory of displacements, gold and slavery along the one-time
African Gold Coast.
HRTF baffle mic to record ambient
sound of Accra Trane Station.
In 2006 Ryan
invited media artist Steven Feld to collaborate. Feld created
an audio environment titled Anomabo Shoreline, from ocean sounds
at one of Ryan's collecting places, and an ambient video about
the beach environment and Ryan's work to collect and transform
the objects. This is part two of 'The castaways project'- Where
Water touches Land'
of Virginia Ryan's Multiple Entries:
Beyond 2001-2008, exhibited at the Galleria Civica, Spoleto, Italy,
July-August 2008, with ambient and music soundtrack by Steven
Feld & Accra Trane Station. More information at www.virginiaryan.com
Australian artist Virginia Ryan's INTRANSITU project, in collaboration
with the ARAKAMARE embroidery group in Puglia, italy, 2007.
Part one in a series of:
THE HAND, THE EYE, THE VOICE
Art Concept and Direction: Virginia Ryan Sound Design: Steven Feld (seen headwearing DSM WHB
bitrate stereo samples of all tracks on the ordering site
WILDLIFE ENVIRONMENT SOUNDS
ago, I sat outside our bedroom on the little patio and recorded
about 12 minutes of our northwest Red-legged tree frogs. Their
voices are quite varied and they do go on. It is their habit to
be quiet for 30 seconds to several minutes until one will pipe
up. Then another will join and then it cascades.
I think that
there are two groups. Most times they all sing together, but at
times there is a discrete difference on volume and density of
the voices. This is quite apparent when looking at a graphical
image of the recording.
will quiet down, while the other keeps going until the other joins
back in. But at other times, both will stop quite abruptly with
only one or two frogs individually croaking once or twice and
the 3:00 to the 4:00 (and on) minute mark, there is a frog that
has this very distinctive voice a fast clicking at around
10 or so clicks per second.
to hear.The quality of their voices is quite varied, and I find
them quite interesting to listen to them and the recorded audio
quality is quite rich and crisp. We have a stream running nearby,
so there is the background noise of flowing water in the recording.
........... David Hays
Panasonic Lumix point-in-shoot pocket size DMC-ZS3; AVCHD
720P HQ 16:9 video mode. AUDIO: Sonic Studios DSM-6S/EH+WHB/N
headworn mic + PA-24XP
preamp + M-Audio MT-24/96
in 24bit/88.2K high definition mode. VIDEO EDITING: CyberLink
PowerDirector V8 with direct YouTube (.WMV) upload from edit.
19, 2005 PLAT I Photos & Plane-Wildlife Bird Sounds YouTube
using Sonic Studios DSM-6S/H stereo mic + WHB/N windscreen
+ GUY HRTF baffle + PA-24XP preamp + M-audio Microtrack deck
at 24bit/88.2K, then converted to MP3 format
Thunder-Rain #2 August, 7 2006
Rolling Thunder and light rain recorded in exact location
as #1 with GUY HRTF baffle now wearing a straw hat,
but using different mic-preamp-deck recording system. Sounds
of the afternoon with retired logger neighbors tending garden
and a logging yarder sounding off in the near distance (the
beep-beep sound) enhances the reality of living in a small
once very scenic Oregon community that's clear cutting the
surrounding forest for profit and real-estate.
using Sonic Studios DSM-1S/H
stereo mic + WHB/N
windscreen + GUY
HRTF baffle + PA-3SX
preamp + Edirol/Roland R-09
deck at 24bit/44.1K, then converted to MP3 format
Dirt's family 800 acre ranch hosted many fine events
for a select group of friends who traveled for nearly
3 hours over the Mt. Hamilton mountain range to reach
this remote destination situated in the 'Band Lands'
South of Pleasantin in Northern California USA.
onto Cassette Dolby C using Sony WM-D6C tape deck, SonicStudios.com
custom DSM-6S/M headworn mics.
invite you to share this project with anyone and encourage
downloading and use of these recordings."
you are able to use any of these recordings, please
me and let me know how you use them. I
am very interested in your comments."
for the EarthRecordings.com was provided by the College
of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia
and was developed during my sesquicentennial leave.
The purpose of this website is to expand my research
as a sound designer through field recording. A primary
goal of this endeavor is to explore HRTF
majority of the recordings were recorded with Sonic
head worn microphones connected to a PA-3SX
Preamp, and an Edirol
R-09 digital recorder. Most recordings
were captured in 24 bits utilizing a 48 kHz sampling
STREET IN DEADHEAD LAND.
. . CLICK for original
posted 20 minute version page . . . . Stealth Ambient 3-D Surround-Sound
Stereo . . . Social-Drama + Music + a whole lot more
going on; hear it for yourself !!!
Rich and Moving 3-D Virtual Reality Tapestry of
Deals, Meals, Banters, Bummers, Barters, Tales of
Friends-Drink-Drugs-Love, Guitar & Drum Circle
Music, and more happening all at the same time!
a 1993 Autzen Stadium Eugene Oregon Grateful Dead
concert I head out to the parking lot camping
section, and discovering, for the first time, Shakedown
order Chai tea, and soon find myself bantering
there again in DSM recorded virtual reality
1st/Last Moffett Field 1986 JULY 4 FULL Public
Access Fireworks Show allowing the public to
drive directly onto the airstrips!
AM Radio Station KSAN synchronized KATE SMITH'S "GOD
BLESS AMERICA" to the finale fireworks sequence
as heard through the screems, car horns, and loud explosions.
JULY 4, 2006 ILLEGAL SUTHERLIN
year NO public fireworks, so residents purchased their
own and improvised with all kinds of skyrockets and firearms
set off for miles around the Sutherlin valley area. Sort
of sounded like a war zone, but no stray bullets reported
to cause a mishap, and no publicized arrests. I guess
we mostly had a good time after all!
"GOD BLESS THE USA" Bellagio fountan customer
made video recorded in VERY high definition 1080P + full
spectrum DSM Stereo-Surround sound!
"VIVA LAS VEGAS" Another high definition (soon
in 1080P) Bellagio fountain by same customer in full spectrum
DSM Stereo-Surround sound!
The sound for this video was recorded with SonicStudios.com
HRTF microphones. These are the very same mics used
for recording resource sounds for most major action
films like "Sin City, Lord of the Rings Trilogy"
, and many more over the past 16+ years.
high quality 2-channel flash deck recorded audio was
later substituted in video post edit for the camera's
original audio track.
NOTES: Much appreciated contribution of this
mpeg-4 video file from Barrett Phillips using small
camcorder, and headwearing Sonic Studios DSM-6S/H
windscreened microphone + PA-3SX-U
preamp into M-Audio MT-2 audio
While scores of film/video sound designers use
DSM mics to record worldwide live resource sounds
for high profile projects, few give out this,
their 'best kept secret,' as it makes sound
gathering easy, consistent, high quality, and
very discreet working any location.
to the sound
designer film credits page to view
a (partial) list of DSM customers and some of
their film credits where DSM recorded resource
sounds have found excellent use.
Airborne Sound library features luscious stereo-surround
sound ambiances, European as well as North American
signature recordings, planes, trains, industrial effects
and machinery and much more...
Virostek's Airborne Sound has been recording, mastering
and providing sound effects for the professional film
and multimedia communities for nearly fifteen years.
kindly made available 'free-to-download' airport/ferry
city public places ambient sounds..
FXclick for download
Ambient Sounds of Crowds, Jet Planes, Train, Motorcycle
noticed on your web-page that we were missing on your
give you an idea, we've been using your DSM mics now
for several years on several projects and like them
very much ! On the latest project used I strapped the
Sony D100 onto the belly of a dog, and rigged the DSM's
onto a dog's head (no animals were harmed at all :).
got us awesome moaning, whining, groaning, eating, breathing
Subj: DSM's Date: 6/21/01 7:16:15 AM Pacific Daylight
mix of stereo) 325K MP3 . . . 27 sec
AIR SHOW RECORDING
air-show flyby sounds are designed into films.
Who can forget Star Wars' pod racer sounds at least partially
composed of air show flyby resource recordings.
JULY 2, 2006
not inside the airport grounds, but across the tracks/street
at ~500 foot distance third up from runway start. This
distance allows recording longer-duration flyby sounds
with wider imaging properties most useful for film work.
great are the recorded flyby sounds, there's occasional
sounds of motor vehicles passing in front, and to a
lesser degree, overheard sidewalk banter making this
recording most authentic sounding, but less suitable
as resource for sound design purposes
least one pod likely used exact same model plane flyby
sound. Recognize at least one familiar 'pod racing'
sound designers working projects out of Skywalker
Sound use headworn DSM stereo-surround
mics for gathering FX sounds needed for specific projects,
in the sound library
as an FX resource for future projects.
trains were recorded along CSX track in Richmond VA.
I was on Oakview avenue near the 8600 block between
Hermitage road and Parham road. That is about 1/2
mile north of the Amtrak Staples Mill road station.
This is a double track main line and quite buisy with
about 10 Amtrak passenger trains per day and many
freights. Pierre Morin, Recordist
I made July 6 2007 of Canadian Pacific, hudson type
steam locomotive 2816 near Lytton British Columbia Canada.
Engine built 1930 for CPR passenger service in eastern
1950's. On display at museum in USA for many years.
Purchased by CPR in late 90's and restored to operation
by BC Rail's steam shop in North Vancouver BC.
used for publicity and excursions out of Calgary Alberta.
at left taken two years ago in the same area
Hudson 2816 Steam Locomotive left to right slow travel
More recently recorded recorded July 9 Hudson 2816
Locomotive right to left 33 MPH faster travel speed.
passenger train going by Spuzzum BC. It has three
old diesel engines (1955 vintage) and 10 old business
cars from about 1930. Recorded this while standing
under trees to be out of the rain. CPR uses this for
the company officials and for high end paying passengers.
Nice echo off the walls of the Fraser canyon. The
train is called the "Royal Canadian Pacific"
from open door between cars on the train coming
from Eatonville to Tacoma. Nowadays it is rare to
be allowed to look out an open window on a train and
also it is rare to ride on jointed track.
dated 11/12/2007 Peter Morin writes:
Saturday went for a walk along CPR track on south
side of Burrard inlet, east from Willingdon Ave
for about 3 miles. Train was the West Coast Express
commuter at same area recorded back in June.DOWNLOAD
dated 11/15/2007 Pierre Morin writes:
Recording was made in same area as pictures.
I was in the woods about 100 feet from track
when making recording. Mics were on a 1 gallon
windshield washer fluid jug. (guysonic note:
Not HRTF, instead a baffled omni mic effects
have some other similar recordings I did in
that area in September with the mics head worn,
some with a few small waves in background. DOWNLOAD
at Purden lake near Prince George BC
sounded just like that when I was there. I
never do any weird special effects editing,
only cutting undesirable sounds such as truck
traffic and me hitting the canoe with the
paddle, light hiss reduction, filter low frequencies
below about 30 hz to reduce handling noise,
and normalizing to 96%. I always try to keep
the sound authentic to the original.
was an echo from the trees along the lake
shore about 500 to 1000 feet away. The land
slopes very gently up from the shore of the
lake, no steep cliffs.
long version (bigger file) using a friend's
high speed internet.Recorded at Purden Lake
BC near cousin Mike and Cathy's cabin early
in the morning from a canoe. 7.8 MEG DOWNLOAD
fight under my bedroom window It happened
around 1am this morning. 0.792
storm North Vancouver late July, 2009. Recorded
this during that storm we had about 10 days
ago, in my carport. 2.9 MEG
RecordedRAVENS at Cisc. For some reason there
were many more than usual. There is a highway
just across the river with plenty of vehicle
noises. This short recording is the only portion
I could get without background noise. 1.6 MEG
recorded this 'mystery sound' (see photo
at left) with my Sonic Studios head worn microphones
and Marantz flash recorder at the local ski
area. 1.0 MEG
Morin recording made while riding inside on
a cable car bench seat near the conductor during
a recent visit to San Francisco. The trip starts
at Fisherman's Wharf and goes to Market street.
I was sitting at the front, right side, facing
sideways. April 29, 2007.
used: Headworn DSM-1S/H
mic + PA-24NJ
preamp into Marantz PMD-661
flash deck. Orignal recording iw ~ 20 minutes
and was edited into three downloadable files.
video audio edited to stay within the required
10 minute limitation is below as higher than YouTube
quality MP3 Pro VBR file.
I have attached a 192kbps MP3 sound file of a recording of
a Chinook helicopter made at an airshow in October 2006 at
the old RAF Duxford airfield near Cambridge, UK. This is now
part of the Imperial War Museum and houses workshops which
restore and maintain many historic aircraft. Flying displays
are also held regularly featuring aircraft old and new. I
was situated near to one of the commentary speakers and using
the DSM-1S/H with the PA-3SX on gain setting 2 feeding the
Edirol R-09 at input level 15. It was one of the first recording
I made with the system. There is also a collage attached of
shots of the Chinook.
DOCUMENTARY OF A LOCAL ANNUAL PARADE IN STEREO-SURROUND,
AND IN THE FREEZING RAIN!
One Large Umbrella
common interview opportunities are impromptu on-the-spot type
non-intrusive high quality low profile gear leaving your hands
totally free and natural direct eye contact for candid banter
has advantages not found with handheld microphones and handholding
or tripod camera mounting.
an example of headworn SonicStudios.com DSM
mics plugged directly into a small audio flash recorder and
a shirt-pocket size Panasonic DMC-ZS3
in 720P video mode is hung like a pendant with custom made
camera mount easily made by some DIY, and also available from
in post edit the camera audio is simply synced and then replaced
with the higher quality flash deck audio.
of gear and tactics are the future for documentary and interview
Wine & Beer Garden area is ONLY place within the Umpqua
Valley Art Festival grounds where open alcoholic beverages
Here is my experience at the sole wine booth where
I acquired a $2 'glass' of wine.
while documenting my encounter with the Henry Estate vender
was natural using all hands-free gear.
small Panasonic DMC-ZS3
still camera in video mode hung freely like a pendent at chest
audio recorded using SonicStudios.com headworn DSM-6S/EH
+ WHB/N stereo-surround
mic and small audio flash deck.
in post edit the low quality camera audio was exchanged for
the 24 Bit depth/48K samply rate high quality flash deck audio.
March & Rally
Steps, Roseburg Oregon USA
Third Anniversary of Iraq War
This day was also a Friday, with the celebration of Saint
Patrick's day starting its own celebration about the time
the rally ended See Photo far below and hear a short clip
of that celebration.
Recordings edited using Adobe Audition
software featues of clip restoration where needed, amplification/hard
limiting of too soft/loud sections, and 'file type'
converted to 16bit/44.1K wav, and finally encoded highest
quality VBR MP3 for download.
approach the Douglas County Courthouse steps.
speaker starts up at the podium mic, but a person steals the
power cord. Everyone moves closer on the steps; a distant trumpet
plays 'taps' to the read poem.. DOWNLOAD
5.4MEG 5:28MIN MP3 File
speaker starts reading names of Oregonian casualties in Iraq,
but a few 'biker' patriot anti-demonstrators add shouting
content, and while 'invited' to participate, this leads to
the participants packed up their gear from courthouse steps,
this recordist continued the audio documentation process with
full ambient background of downtown Roseburg and recorded
a conversation with Penny Z of the 'Percussionists for Peace'
music group, and friends.
walked over to catch part of the News Review interview with
'Mr. Patriot' who was the other half of the confrontation
with Penny Z (pictured above left;
NOTE: Confrontation photo courtesy 'The Infamous Ms T,' all
others by recordist Leonard Lombardo, owner, SonicStudios.com)
Saint Patrick's Day celebration in downtown Roseburg.
After the Peace Rally, I find myself near the old
train station (now a McMennimens Pub) where a large
crowd of people mostly decked out in various shades
of green and many with costumes are attending a courtyard
fundraising auction or waiting to have dinner at a
nearby Italian restaurant.
quartet of musicians are acoustically playing, but
mostly unheard by the boisterous crowd. The musicians
are called to move near the street to participate
in starting a special olympics fund raiser, a sort
of 'walk/run-drink-athon!' to visit pubs in the downtown
area. I'm my own designated driver and a light-weight,
so I follow them to the intersection and then call
it quits for the day.
interesting you can hear me introduce contributors in turn,
therefore get a sense of how it sounds around a table full
of people on all sides, in a normal central London kitchen."
Product Code: 401-292
110mm thick, 50cm x 50cm wide. Used where low frequency
absorption is necessary. Mid and high frequency absorption
is the same as for the Econotile.
Product Code: 401-071
Acoustitile's function is to greatly attenuate acoustic
energy. Acoustitiles are produced in two thicknesses. The
only performance difference is low frequency efficiency.
into the world of East Africa's semi nomadic Maasai people.
Explore the sights and sounds of a Maasai village. Learn
about each aspect of an individual's life from birth until
death in the CULTURE
section. Listen to warriors singing brave tales of lion
hunts and a mother calming a new born with a traditional
lullaby in the
MUSIC section. Take a closer look at the
Maasai people in the
IMAGES section. And to learn more about who
we are, click on the ABOUT
Text, Images and Sound Clips Copyright Hans Johnson 2004.
2.6 Minute, VBR MP3 (~5 MEG) / 6 Clip Compilation from the
CD's 15 selections
Minute, VBR MP3 (~11 MEG) / 13 sample clip mixdown from the
Rhythm of the Maasai - Music of the Maasai people is available
NOW on iTunes and Amazon.com! The album features 15 traditional
and contemporary Maasai songs recorded in Kenya.
proceeds are paid directly from the online retailers to
the Maasai Community Connection (MCC), a non-profit that
helps to ensure Maasai communities have access to education
and health care. Translations of the songs will be available
on MCC's website (www.MaasaiCommunity.org) in short time.
BURNS YouTube GHANA MUSIC VIDS; ALL DSM SOUND
2003 WINSTON OREGON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL CAMPGROUND
Festivals are traditionally two very different events in one.
There's the daytime stage performances, afterwards is the evening
campground open-to-all-musicians (ALL ages and ability) informal
groupings celebrating the teaching, sharing, and uninhibited passion
for playing Bluegrass into the early morning hours. BLUEGRASS of
anyone's choosing is found wherever two or more musicians are facing
each other under the stars, a tree, an awning, or standing in a
large circle of a dozen+ musicians (including standup acoustic bass)
barely fitting the circumference of a screen tent.
recordings below are two channel DSM recorded surround stereo
later converted to highest quality VBR MP3 files. This is a 'virtual
reality' audio record of what it was like to be there listening
to the music (and crickets) that July evening. Suggest
listening on open
(NOT isolating type closed) style headphones
or regular 2-channel stereo, or 5.1+ surround sound speakers
(with Dolby Pro Logic or DTS decoder ON;BUT no SRS or Circle audio
effects processing please), Strongly suggest positioning stereo
and surround speakers as suggested on the TIPS
recording equipment used to make these recordings is as follows:
model microphone on LiteGUY
HRTF baffle mounted on a telescopic fishpole boom. PA-24NJ
preamplifier gain at +34dB (+10dB panel setting) going line level
PCM-M1 DAT deck recording at 16bit/44.1K. Post edit
mastering done with Adobe
Audition software using a mix of normalization, dynamics
processing, and hard limiting functions only, and only as needed
to enhance the universal playback experience, and then encoded
to highest quality VBR MP3.
DOWNLOADBluegrass Music Lesson 12:25MIN 19MEG .......
DOWNLOADBluegrass Music Lesson 2 2:50MIN 4.4MEG
......... DOWNLOADBluegrass Music Lesson 3 6:40MIN 10MEG
....... Musicians teach, learn, and play with
several others in an informal camp-chair circle with crickets
and an occasional dog bark in the background ambient. Sonic Studios
LiteGUY HRTF Baffled 2-channel stereo microphone on fishpole positioned
at various .5 to 2 meters distances from vocals and lead instruments.
DOWNLOADTent Circle Group 6 3:10MIN 4.6MEG .......
DOWNLOADTent Circle Group 7 3:37MIN 5.2MEG
........... DOWNLOADTent Circle Group 8 0:37MIN 0.9MEG
........... DOWNLOADTent Circle Group 9 4:09MIN 6.0MEG
........... Another gathering
with over a dozen members is sharing songs
while standing in a circle barely fitting inside a screen tent.
Sonic Studios LiteGUY stereo microphone on fishpole positioned
at ~ 1.5 meter height just OUTSIDE the musician's circle. While
impossible to gracefully get even close to an optimum recording
position (like somewhere inside the circle), when possible,
the baffled stereo mic was positioned from outside inwards to within
1 meter distance from lead vocals/instruments. Even with the recording
challenges, turned out (after edit) an excellent recording
about having a great Bluegrass fun time.
DOWNLOAD"Pride of Man" A'capella 1:49MIN
2.8MEG ........... A separate group of
musicians try a pure vocal rendition of this famous song. Although
the trio was sporting a one-take-will-nail-it attitude, at 1 AM
with nearly a half full bottle of Baccardi close by, this was a
good try, but NO cigar. This standing-in-an-open-field recording
is awaiting a second take. Even so, this is still an excellent example
of a good sounding vocal harmony recorded
using Baffled Omni DSM. The LiteGUY HRTF Mic
was positioned within .5 meters with (vocalist requested after
a brief sound check) ~25% off-center bias to balance the acoustic
mix of the trio.
on Sonic Studios Web Site?(Click underlined text, and navigation photos)