June 26th, 2019

This is how the canalised river Dieze in the south of the Netherlands sounds when you hang the hydrophones over the quay.
Rivier Dieze bij Engelen
Behind me is the road along the canal. Sometimes you hear the deep hum of passing cars. In the water you can hear the strange eating / scratching sound of animals that don't come to tell what they are.
Coots are diving across the water and it looks like you can hear that. They are the only animals that can make the spectacular sound. And then suddenly you hear the thumping on the hydrophones. Are those fish ticking against the microphones?

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Date/time: June 24th 2019, start 1.54 pm

Location; Graaf van Solmsweg 89, Engelen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe GPS 51.71848 5.27464 Google P79F+9V 's-Hertogenbosch

Gear chain: two Aquarian Audio Hydrophones H2a XLR 3m > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2.

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    pureheartstories 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Great, thanks so much. Used for an underwater footage

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    radcyrus 2 years, 10 months ago

    Nice and quiet, thank you!


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