September 24th, 2007

Recording of the squeaking sound produced by the movement of a movable pier due to the balance of the waves. This pier is located in Cais do Sodré docks in the Tagus river in Lisbon,Portugal. From this pier are usually departing boats from Soflusa or Transtejo to the south bank town Montijo.
This sound was recorded using a MZ-NH700 MD, via MIC-IN with a cheap condenser microphone.


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    Microtubule 3 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks so much for this, amabok. I've used it to set the tone for a scene in my podcast, The Saga of the European King. The characters are assembled in a shipyard, in Portugal no less, and this makes for a great backdrop.

    You can find the specific episode here:

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    andre.nascimento 11 years, 1 month ago

    I also used these boats very often, before there was a train in Lisbon's main bridge.
    People have been known to fall off these boats when they dock. The impact is always impressive.

    Nice recording, amabok ;-) (despite the cheap microphone)

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    cumesoftware 11 years, 8 months ago

    I passed there often. It is pretty frightening when the boats dock. It looks like the bridge is ready to snap.

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