My original intention was to get some tree leaves rustling, and the wind conditions were absolutely perfect! As soon as I looked out the window I could see trees swaying gently in a breeze with gusts strong enough to make a good sound. So I grabbed my gear and went out to see what I could get.
I left kvetch snoring away quietly to himself, all comfy-like under the duvet. :)
As so often happens with audio recording, my original intentions and the ultimate result ended up a bit of a mismatch. But sometimes original intentions gone kablooey can come with the wonderful and unexpected. :)
- The Good News – Recording-leaves-rustling wind conditions were perfect!
The Bad News – Yammering birds made tree leaves effort a bit of a bust.
The Other Good News – At 05:48 a bird happily perched in my tree for a short while and serenaded me until some seagulls chased it away.
The audio is 1 minute 41 seconds long, and is perfectly work safe. Enjoy!
- Date, Time, Place – Saturday 23 April 2011, 05:48, central Dublin
- Microphone – Audio-Technica AT8010 omnidirectional condenser
- Windscreen – Included foam and homemade purple fluffball
- Mount – Boom mic stand at tallest setting on picnic table under small tree
- Recording device – Zoom H4n
For geeky information about some of my more general recording techniques, the audio geeks amongst you can geek out on my Audio Field Recording Guide.