December 5th, 2011

Roller coaster- nothing really noteworthy about this recording. It’s just a nice wide stereo capture of an old style wood-frame roller coaster. I think there were only 2 or 3 people riding it as I did this recording, as it was a not-at-all busy weekday afternoon in the off season. We get a passing motorcycle at the very beginning, and then a distant plane just prior to the roller coaster.

Nady stereo condenser microphone
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 interface
Logic 8 on a MacBook Pro
San Diego


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    InterPartyConflict 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I just used this in part of an episode of my tabletop gaming advice podcast, Inter-Party Conflict (https://soundcloud.com/interpartyconflict/episode-198-arsenal-of-games).

    Thanks so much, and keep up the great work!

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    joelgunz 1 year, 1 month ago

    Excellent! I'm looking for an old Switchback Railway, which predates roller coasters.... but this will do fine. Thank you!

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    mattcollins.media 3 years ago

    Thanks very much--this will be perfect for the educational series I'm working on.

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    Jehovah_Findler 3 years, 6 months ago


    Thank you!

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    Bruce Burbank 3 years, 10 months ago

    Ha, no, I didn't actually ride the roller coaster to record it. The interference of the wind sound would be unbearable in that situation I think.

    Yes, it is the Giant Dipper in San Diego as LostLewie astutely identified. It's right next to the ocean, and it has a small parking lot right at the base of it, so that's where I set up my equipment, on a day that wasn't windy.

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