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


  • avatar
    mattcollins.media 1 year, 6 months ago

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

  • avatar
    Jehovah_Findler 1 year, 11 months ago


    Thank you!

  • avatar
    Bruce Burbank 2 years, 3 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.

  • avatar
    merrygreen 2 years, 3 months ago

    They actually let you take the MacBook on the roller coaster without signing some sort of waiver? :) Glad you did, this fits perfectly for an eLearning course I'm working on.

  • avatar
    LostLewie 3 years, 6 months ago

    Great nostalgic feel. It sounds like the Giant Dipper in San Diego.

  • previous
  • next
  • 1
  • 2
  •  |  9 commentss

Please log in to comment

  • Currently /5 Stars.
AIFF (.aiff)
25.6 MB
44100.0 Hz
16 bit
Sound illegal or offensive? Flag it!