A particularly beautiful-sounding trio of wind chimes, a little east of Sharp Tor, high up in the Teign Gorge, Drewsteignton, Devon, UK.
1. Woodstock Chimes of Pluto (relatively high-pitched, on a sunny-sounding pentatonic scale) 2. Woodstock Chimes of Olympos (tuned to a melancholy-sounding Ancient Greek scale) 3. Woodstock Gregorian Chimes (Tenor) (tuned to an upbeat-sounding Gregorian Chant scale)
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 — in this particular case the Pluto chimes didn't come out optimally strongly in the ensemble, because the larger chimes needed to have been hung a bit further back, with the Pluto chimes more in the foreground.
Note that this recording, with transformational processing, is the basis of my forthcoming Nature-Symphony 10, which currently awaits my getting the right conditions to make some field recordings of newly purchased bamboo chimes for the purpose of mixing certain of those into some of my Nature Symphonies with all-metal chimes, to provide necessary contrast of timbre and additional dramatic events.
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 with less than ideal strength 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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