Covid-19 Social Distancing

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

We are just heading into the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic surge here in California. I needed to get my new recording rig out locally to confirm that I can backpack it (yes), not damage it while traveling (yes) and fit all of my necessities (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) (probably). My backpack in the the far right middle of the photo.

The crackling you hear is from the power lines above, this is in Chico, California’s Bidwell Park and the city rumble is heavily rolled off the bottom end. One can hear park users in the distance. It is a quad recording so if you can figure out how to listen to four channels please enjoy the immersion

I recorded in the same place about 10 years ago as outlined here. That was stereo, this is a quad with a sub-cardioid (MKH 8090), into a SD MixPre10 II.

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Grey Lodge Winter 2020

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

One of the first field recordings with my quad sub-cardioid array. There is a lot going on in this, listen for the fly-overs towards the end, see if you can hear the wings buzzing.

Quad Array with MKH 8090

I put together throughout the last few months. The array is an Ambient “A-Ray” which allows great flexibility in mic placement. I am still figuring out how to transport it gracefully in the field.

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