March 12th, 2017

Sound study in a small Marie chapel functioning as environmental sub-woofer.

The chapel is build as a small ellipse with no door and measures 1.5 x 2 x 6 meters, has a half bowl roof and has a Roman Catholic Marie statue. It is the field of the village Maren-Kessel in the South of the Netherlands, surrounded by trees and it was very quiet there.

I placed my microphone in the entrance of the chapel with the omni mics directed to the inside.
It wanted to record the birds echo in the chapel. But this was what I did record. A lot of deep noise. The chapel function as an enormous low-noise booster. This sound fouling is a physical phenomenon known by every one who has experience recording in chapels/buildings, big ore small.
The sound outside was crystal clear even the low-sounds must come from outside.
The higher frequent buzz is coming from bees on from the flowers placed by the statue in the chapel.
Most boosted frequency’s, by this small building and coming from the shipping on the river on 700m and getting more loud during the recording is 11 and 41-42 Hz.

Listen to all the details and unexpected moments in his recording.

Date/time: May 28th 2016, 3-4 pm afternoon

Weather: sunny, 20c, 0-2 bft

Location; Velmerweg, Achterstraat, Maren-Kessel, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands (Holland), Europe.

Gear: Primo EM 172 (omni) microphones in AB30 setting in Rode Blimp > Sony PCM D50, no processing. When you want to use it in MONO –> delete one channel and make the other channel mono.

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