September 12th, 2015

Container-port. Close recoring.
Bctn terminal den bosch
The containers are carried by enormous cranes. Containers are places from the shore into the ship. The high beeping is from the engine-system of the large crane.
Recorded at the plant.

In the beginning you hear some small birds, but the go away during the recording.

Location sound description:
LEFT: a diesel crane picking containers from the trucks
MID: the enormous crane loading the ship
RIGHT: the small harbour with buildings on the other side. These buildings give a nice echo /reverb. The ship running idle and loaded by the crane.

Date/time: September 7th 2015 8pm

Weather: wind 1-3 bft,

Location; https://bctn.nl/en/our-terminals/terminal-den-bosch/
BCTN Den Bosch B.V.
Rietveldenkade 5
5222 AJ 's-Hertogenbosch
A great view with google earth : https://www.google.nl/maps/@51.7085752,5.2733402,3a,75y,264.48h,81.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYZUCXxpz0izG3sjVZQIszA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

I thank the operator/crane-driver for the great location I could record.

Gear chain: Rode NT4 XY and Rode NTG1, in Rode Blimp > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. Decoded Mid-side > STEREO Edited in Audacity

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

RAW 96/24 MID-SIDE-file available on PM request. File-name: 150907_0770 MS.wav

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  • avatar
    jimsim 1 year, 2 months ago

    As Boy I used to hear container terminal sounds, it brings a lot back thank for the up load

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    DerNicNac 1 year, 8 months ago

    Thank you very much, the perfect ambience for my presentation

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    Frida_Wikstrom1976 1 year, 9 months ago

    Brilliant thank you! So perfect for our forthcoming dance project

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    klankbeeld 5 years, 2 months ago

    Succes Karen

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    karenbloomfield 5 years, 2 months ago

    Thank you Klankbeeld! I was looking for a background soundtrack for my upcoming exhibition about, you guessed it, a container port!


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