April 14th, 2018

In Broekhuizen, near Arcen, lies the old ferry named Grubbenvorst, dying on the river Maas. It has been replaced by a newer one. The old one lies rotting away some hundred metres away from its old trajectory. It was very windy that day and the carcass of the ship was mildly rocking back and forth resulting in this beautiful creaking. The occasional thud is the boat hitting the construction it is lying in.

This recording was made with a Zoom H2n on 4 channel mode. It was then further edited and processed using Reaper. It was recorded on april 3rd 2018. The Zoom was protected by a Rycote Windshield and my own cap as an extra windbreaker.


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    one_brain_cell 2 months ago

    This sound is beautiful. Recorded with such care. I plan to use this in a recording for Talking Newspapers: a volunteer initiative here in the UK creating audio news stories for the blind, specifically about a story revolving around the first piano to be sent to Australia. Many thanks!

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    allthingssound 1 year, 2 months ago

    thanks. No bored child here, no, just a granddad with his granddaughter passing by. :)

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    bladderhorn 1 year, 2 months ago

    crackingly perfect, well done monster clarity is undoubtedly a masterful recording just the first few seconds caught my ear a wow! moment.
    an instant download. from me, please keep finding odd soundscapes, as you have, this was brilliant.
    will now listen to the rest of the recording and download
    ps did i hear a bored child wanting to go home...lol

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    bladderhorn 1 year, 2 months ago

    just a thought. have you got the raw pre-production sound file
    and if so,
    could you pretty please put that up as well

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    AlienXXX 1 year, 2 months ago

    Awesome sound! - Awesome.... Awesome...
    Thanks for uploading!!!


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