October 24th, 2005

I recorded a mosquito and had it fly around in a grand church
afterwards. After a while the little animal is joined by another one
and they sing together for a few seconds.(Mosquito recorded with my
solid state recorder.)


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    hallohallo99 9 years, 8 months ago


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    clecle 9 years, 10 months ago

    Impressive! Thank you

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    bulj 10 years, 12 months ago

    Great stuff. I wish I had a sub, they made my monitors/room fart out some odd resonance. Funkin excellent job mate!

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    schademans 11 years ago

    He Wim.

    Funny, could've sworn I heard some pitching going on. Ohwell...
    Funny that a musquito in a cathedral can make such wonderful effect.
    Good one!


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    WIM 11 years ago

    No no! The basic sound comes from real mosquitos! I took a large box, I covered it with a mosquito-net, put some mosquitos under it, then I let my microphone "sink" in the net a little, I covered the box as good as I could with a lid and recorded the sound of the blood sucking animals flying closely around my microphone. Before that I also did some experiments with a large plastic tube (didn't work because of the "tunnel"-like reverb) and with a large glass (that didn't work out because when the mosquitos touched the glass they made an annoying distorted sound). I edited out noise and distorted parts and made a "continuous" mix with the useful parts. And, of course, then I put a "cathedral" reverb on the whole. When I made the recordings, it was almost winter, so the biggest problem was getting the insects to fly as they were not very active anymore. However big my frustration, no animals got deliberately hurt during the recording sessions.

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