Archives for the month of: January, 2012

Snow and ice. Winter has finally come. I think that one of the more encouraging sounds to record this time of year is ice. Ever-changing through unending variations, ice always brings you new dimensions to listen to. This is evident through the captures of ice by the recordists working with BBC’s series Frozen planet. My contribution is a bit more modest:

You might need to turn up the volume a bit, use headphones for best result

Geek note: Aquarian H2a -> Sound Devices 702

The sounds heard above are all recorded using a contact mic on the frozen lake just next to our cabin. The original recording is about one hour, the two and a half minutes above is the result of some rearranging, cut and paste and a load of fades. No effects were added, except some slight hiss reduction in post as I had to crank up the gain quite a lot while recording. There’s one layer of sound playing at a time. Even though there where extended moments of “silence” during the hour or so I recorded there where also some very lively minutes with cracks and lots of ray guns going off.

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A lot have happened since my last post. My life is in some turmoil with a new city to grasp, new workplace(s) and nowhere permanent to stay at the moment. Thankfully our living situation is finally about to get solved. Right now we’re staying at Matildas aunts place while waiting to gain access to a small cabin in the forests outside Göteborg. We’ll move there this upcoming weekend so the waiting won’t be that long. It will surely be nice to have a place to call home again.

Anyhow, here’s an audio collage consisting of recordings from some of the places that greets you as you enter Göteborg by train or bus.

(Please use headphones)

Geek note: Soundman OKM-II Classic -> Sony PCM-D50

As soon as we settle in and get a stable internet connection up and running I will start uploading some of the sounds surrounding our new home.

I wish you all a good start to the new year, I hope and think that mine will be!