March 6th, 2007

Car passes on a country road. As the car approaches a horse that had been eating the greener grass on the other side (road-side) of the fence decided to pull it's head back through catching on the wire - twang...whoosh. I stopped on the side of the road to have a break and took the opportunity to grab some binaural field-recordings. This pack just goes to show that the perfect sample is all about timing and the right conditions. That I never got, here a horse that was eating some grass spoiled it. But it’s accidents like these that are also good. Now I plan to record some deliberate fence noises :) Recording Chain: Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2 Microphones (in ear) - Edirol R-09 (mic in, level 10, high gain, 24 bit @ 44.1 kHz - 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz).PS: Don't forget the Geotag!


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    AroundaHalfCircle 3 years, 8 months ago


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    digifishmusic 12 years, 1 month ago

    The ACG & Low-Cut filter are off. The sensitivity is high and the volume is between 10-12 for the SP-TFB-2 binaural mics.

    I use a setting of 8 on high sensitivity when feeding the R-09 from my MixPre.

    After hearing the twang, I am going back out this weekend to collect some deliberate recordings of wire fences being plucked, hit etc.


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    Heigh-hoo 12 years, 1 month ago

    Smooth, soft sound. I like it.

    Do you usually set your R-09 with AGC (Auto Gain Control) on? If so, I think it's better to cut it off. The sound comes more natural. If it's already off, forget about this.


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