March 19th, 2019

This is a marketplace in Fatih, İstanbul. A multicultural district of İstanbul. Many of the Syrian refugees and people of arabic origin are residing here. Evidently you hear some people speaking arabic in the beginning of the recording. People here sell fruits&vegetables, diary products, clothing and many more. It is founded here, on the same streets every week. There are stands on both sides of the street. What remains is a little passage in the middle for people to walk. So it might get a little bit crowded sometimes with all the people trying to do shopping.

I walked in that narrow road while holding my 120 degree stereo mic.

What makes this place sound unique in my opinion is the combination of vendors shouting to attact customers (even singing from time to time) gets mixed up with shopping trolleys being slowly carried, coins jingling, and peoples' chatter (mostly bartering or complaining about price being too high).

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There was some mic rumble so I applied 100Hz low cut in post. That also removed distant traffic noise.

Recorder: Tascam DR100-MK3
Mic: AT BP4025
Shockmount: Rycote Invision INV-7-HG-Mark III
Wind protection: Rycote Baby Ball Gag + BBG Windscreen


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