November 17th, 2012

This recording was done on a balmy day in early November at the shore of a small lake in southern Illinois. Even though it was November, I was in a short-sleeve T-shirt, because of the warm weather that we had been having. HOWEVER, there was a huge, approaching mass of cold air from Canada approaching which resulted in some tremendous, steady winds, gusting up to 40 miles an hour. I literally had my Zoom H4N recorder sitting in some sedge-type grasses inches from the lake, which enabled me to get the clear, crisp sound of the wind-driven wages breaking over the small rocks and sticks. Occasionally you will hear a dull roar of the wind, which I was able to decrease a bit using my graphic equalizer, although as you listen to the entire piece you will notice that I just could not eliminate all of the “wind roar”,. Still, I think this is an effective, realistic sound-record of what happens when cold air hits head on with warm air over a lake.
Again, this was recorded using the Zoom H4N digital audio recorder, using the built-in stereo microphones. Enjoy


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    kvgarlic 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi Jotagam..You're welcome

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    jotagam 1 year, 1 month ago

    thank you!!!

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    kvgarlic 4 years, 8 months ago

    Glad you liked learning it -- it was quite an experience!

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    LegendsPercussion 4 years, 8 months ago

    Great description. I learned something listening to this.


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