October 22nd, 2014

It's 9.35 am on a Sunday 25 Minutes before the Holy Mass starts. I'm standing 20 meters from the “kathedraal van Sint Jan (Saint John's cathedral) in my city 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. It's a nice warm day this autumn.

Description of sounds;
00.00 Just some Jackdaws and traffic around. People talking far.
06.00 The sacristans arrives on there bikes, puts it in the stand, walks in frond of the mic and goes inside.
08.14 carillon playing for a minute.
09.48 the bell of an other church calls the people in.
10.30 the first small bell of the cathedral starts to call the people to the church. Ends moment 22.00
11.11 the other large cathedral bells start to ring to. The make the sound of Christmas-bells, loud and clear.
15.10 Bad luck, motorcycles pass during the ringing (once I will succeed). If used as background-sound it's not a big deal.
16.15 large bells fade out.
18.05 carillon plays for a moment, while small bell continues for a few minutes.
22.55 organ inside cathedral playing. Listen careful the rest of the track;
23.18 carillon again.
25.03 the 10 o’clock bell rings while an alarm brings us back to reality.

Recorded: Sunday October 19th 2014, 9.35-10.04 am. Torenstraat entrance Maria-chapel, 's-Hertogenbosch (Den-Bosch), Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands (Holland), Western Europe.

Weather: sunny, 16c, wind 2-3 bft SW, Mic SW.

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Gear chain: Rode NT4 XY in Rode Blimp > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. No editing.

This is a high quality lossless 48/24 recording in flac compression. Can be converted in wav with audacity.

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  • avatar
    rushsfx 4 years, 6 months ago

    5 stars for an awesome job

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    productofboy 4 years, 7 months ago

    Lovely sound hoping to use a wee part of it in a sound collage for some older people exploring colour in sound.

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    kojomika 5 years, 9 months ago

    klankbeeld, I'm so grateful for your wonderful sounds. Whenever I'm looking for something special I can find it by klankbeeld :-).

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    jykanoma 6 years, 11 months ago

    This is so fascinating act of recording. I am going to use a little part of it on my music production. Thanks so much Klanbeeld!


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