August 22nd, 2009

A stereo field-recording of a swoosh sound created by swinging a 3.5m length of braided climbing rope. Rode NT-4 > FEL battery pre-amp > Zoom H2 line-in.


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    Benboncan 10 years, 11 months ago

    Yes cardioids reject a lot of sound from behind and some from the sides, pointing upwards means that they are not pointing at a sound source behind the desired sound, birds, traffic etc.

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    KeyKrusher 10 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks for explaining how you did the recording. So, a flat roof - so out doors then. How did you manage to block out background noise? Or does this kind of mic naturally avoid background noise by being directional?

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    Benboncan 10 years, 11 months ago

    Yes I would recommend cardioid XY stereo for this sort of sound. I did this one by standing on top of a flat roof, mics on the ground pointing up, rotating the rope vertically like a propeller.

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    KeyKrusher 10 years, 11 months ago

    Used again in the title sequence of my latest mad music video:

    Thanks. I have tried so hard to record my own whooshes but only with a blue mikey microphone which is omni directional so seems to have too much background noise. I see you use a Rode NT-4. I presume that is the mike to have for this sort of recording?

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    COMING_OF_EVIL 10 years, 12 months ago

    Thanks Benboncan, just what i needed for my animation.

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