August 9th, 2012

It's recording of a passenger train's on duty.

You can hear the train's motors, the wheels rumbling against the rails, the wagon connectors hitting each other, when the train stops also people chatting.

Near the end of the recording the room acoustics change, because a woman entered the area between wagons where I was standing with my recorded pointed down. I was standing in a narrow passage, where two wagons were joined, between two closed slide-doors. She have opened those so the overall sound has radically changed and I decided to end the recording.

Through the entire recording the unit is moving forward, decelerating, stopping, staring and accelerating again repeatedly as it travels stopping at several stations.

The recording was done with a hand-held Zoom H2. Rear mics used pointed to the ground. I was in the loudest area in the whole train. I was using "low" gain (H2 has three mic gain levels to choose from: L/M/H).

Viewed and converted to FLAC using Audacity, the file hasn't been altered in any other way.

Originally recorded as a 96kHz/24-bit stereo WAV file.


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    wulffange20 2 years, 3 months ago

    Thank Thank y Thank Thank y Thank you

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    doncasterplant 4 years, 1 month ago

    This is a fantastic recording, the only trouble is, it wont let me use it on my video.
    The video is non commercial, it is a private family film...not for re-sale, or profit making.
    It is a shame I am unable to use it.

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    ireneve 10 years, 4 months ago

    thank you, very clear "tutum tutum"

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    AlienXXX 10 years, 5 months ago

    REally nice recording. Thank you.


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