March 14th, 2008

A long register of luxuriant marsh ambiance in Mid/Side stereo perspective. Notice: this is nearly a documentary, could bore most people except unrepentant nature lovers. It includes lots of weird funny sounds produced by birds, most of the time you will listen to male Coot calling, fighting/splashing around, Sand Martins, Swallows, Little Greb, Mallard, sheep bleats in background... wind noise at times. I know the file is heavy, but decided not to cut as (1) it makes me happy each time I listen, so I want to share 'as is'; (2) it is kind of a miracle: the sources were real close to the mics - I happened to be at the right spot - and there were no serious interferences of vehicles, planes, or people (hurray!).
Recorded a glorious, cold morning near Caño de Guadiamar (Doñana, S Spain) with Sennheiser MKH60 + MKH30, Shure FP24 preamp, Edirol R09 recorder. Decoded to Mid-Side stero with Voxengo free VST plugin.

Although the Mid/Side stereo image in this file is nice, for an impressive widely-spaced omnidirectional perspective of the same sounds please listen to the companion sample 20080302.guadiamar.omnis.flac


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    Johnny_N 4 years, 9 months ago


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    Sekina8 5 years, 5 months ago

    Danke für diese gelungene natürliche Aufnahme!!!

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    theangler 8 years, 3 months ago

    This is an amazing recording. I'm so glad that you make and share these extended recordings. The variety and richness of sound texture here is delicious. Thank you so much!

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    vergelica 9 years, 3 months ago

    I agree 100% with Hammerklavier, your recording make me feel so good. Thanks

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    pcaeldries 9 years, 4 months ago

    This one goes to my iPod.

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