The melancholy sound of Woodstock Chimes of Olympos tuned to an Ancient Greek scale, a little east of Sharp Tor, high up in the Teign Gorge, Drewsteignton, Devon, UK.
I made this recording on 14 November 2012 on a rather isolated stunted oak tree just a bit east of Sharp Tor, by the Hunter's Path, high up on north side of the steep-sided valley. This was only my second recording session in my Wind Chimes in the Wild series, and I was still quite a newbie to field recording altogether, and for this and all but one other recording made on this day I used the tree I used in the previous session for recording the Pluto chimes. Really just the one small tree gave insufficient elbow-room to place the chimes so I could get the best ensemble balance — though with just the Olympos chimes for this recording, it was okay.
A recording during the previous session using the same tree, using Pluto chimes (my very first chimes recording, on 6 November 2012). It was a wonder that I got acceptable ensemble recordings at all with all chimes and recorder on this spindly little tree this time. As it is, the Pluto chimes came out really insufficiently strongly in the ensembles. We can see the black furry windshield of the recorder, with its tiny tripod precariously astride the branch leading off away from us. I had no GorillaPod back then.
The recorder was Sony PCM-M10, with Rycote Mini Windjammer. It was set up on a Hama Mini tripod, which I regard as not just 'mini' but tiny, and I had that tripod astride a branch — something I never did again after this session, for after that I got a GorillaPod.
Post-recording processing was to apply EQ in Audacity to correct for the muffling effect of the windshield — and then more recently stereo widening / sharpening-up using the VST plugin A1 Stereo Control (160% widening).
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