Groveland, CA 2020

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

With a few members of the Nature Sounds Society and since our original plan at Yosemite fell through, it was still closed, we tried our contact with a private picnic area nearby.

The area was very lush as you can see, we camped nearby. My mics overlooked a small agricultural pond. We were actually in a gated community with some really nice homes as well as ranches. There were cattle, roosters and dogs not too far away.

All in all it was surprisingly dense in sound, a first year bear cub was also seen.

~~~~~~~~~~~!WARNING, LOUD SOUND AT 60 SECONDS!~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Pine Creek Unit

Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Image of microphone array in a deciduous grassy background

Out at an area close by again, one that is currently open and easily accessible. This is the Pine Creek Unit, part of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge.
This was a backpacking shakedown test to see if I could get a six channel recording system into a backpack. It works but I need to figure out where a tent and food will go.
What you see above is a quad array of Sennheiser MKH 8090 (low fuzzies), sub-cardioid microphones; above it is a Jecklin disc (high) with two omni mics in it. Below you are only going to hear the quad array, if you have four speakers. If not you’ll have to settle for stereo.

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It took a few hours for the California Poppies to completely open!

Cape Henlopen State Park–Gordon Pond Delaware, US

Sunday, September 9th, 2007
Gordon Pond Dawn Photo

This recording was made in September of 2007 with Danny Meltzer.  It is a mixed soundscape, combining the early morning chirps of Gordon Pond with two perspectives of the Atlantic ocean recorded in sync, one close and one far. 
Jecklin, DPA 4006, MKH30/40, SD 744t
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Cape Henlopen State Park--Gordon Pond Delaware, US, Jecklin, DPA 4006, MKH30/40, SD 744t

Blackwater NWR Maryland, US Tubman Road Trail

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Blackwater photo

The Tubman Road Trail is a remote trail that doesn’t  pull many visitors away from the main part of the refuge (not at 7pm Saturday evening anyway).  The day I was there there was a lot of wildlife, snakes frogs, etc.   Northern Bobwhite,  Northern Cricket Frogs, and Laughing Gulls can be heard.  The front was recorded with my standard ORTF Schoeps array, the rear is a set of omni mics about 1 meter apart on either side of the ORTF.  This is a four channel recording.

ORTF MK21, DPA 4006, SD 744t

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Blackwater NWR Maryland, US Tubman Road Trail, ORTF MK21, DPA 4006, SD 744t

Lake Roland (Park) Baltimore, Maryland USA

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Maryland Nature Recordists outing with Danny Meltzer, his recording can be found here.  This is based on a double MS recording, featuring Schoeps MK21 sub -cardioid  capsules. Download the wma file to listen.

Robert E. Lee Park Baltimore, Maryland USA

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Surround Sandhill Crane Snippet, Lodi, California, US

Saturday, November 6th, 2004
Lodi Surround Equipment
November 2004
This is a small sample of what the whole four channels sounded like that morning, if I recall the front channels were the MK21 sub-cardioids and the rear were the DPA 4006 omnis.  Recorded out of the uniquely colored Oakland Museum station wagon.
Quad recording into a laptop (you wil need a surround compatible sound card and setup)
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