November 6th, 2007

Binaural recording of Pine forest ambiance, with birds singing (and fluttering near the mics!), wind on trees, and buzzing insects. Between 1 min and 1:30 an airplane overheads. This was done with a pair of Soundman OKM mics (covered with a DIY wind screen) placed at each side of a tree trunk, and plugged into an iRiver H120 recorder. The rig was then left unattended. The 16-bit original was high-pass filtered and most hiss from mics removed. Uncompressed sample also available (20071104.forest.04.binaural.wav). Great stereo image and presence, my favourite forest sample ever.


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    hamstu 13 years, 8 months ago

    It's fantastic! Really great work, mate.

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    lematt 13 years, 9 months ago

    it's simply beautiful !

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    dobroide 13 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you for the kind words. What amazes (and delights) me is that the equipment used to get it costs about 1/10 of the other, cumbersome pro rig I often carry around. Love the concept...

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    ERH 13 years, 9 months ago

    I think you are right to consider it your favourite forest recording - great sounds and superb quality. Anyone who has tried to do this will recognise how hard it is. Well done. We are not worthy!

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    r4d0x 13 years, 9 months ago

    Really nice.

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