The London Sound Survey is amazing and hopefully I’m going to be submitting my own recordings there in the not too distant future.
Really this was just a test recording but I like the sound of the train pulling away.
I had some high hopes for Recho, but as I was sort of spring cleaning apps from my iPhone the other day I noticed it and realised that I hadn’t used it in any way at all for months and month. So I had a look at the Recho web site and it’s still there and still going it seems. But every time I tried it even in London I couldn’t find very many sounds or stories or anything that had been left.
So I wondered if in fact it hadn’t been a big success in the UK? Maybe.
Is it worth giving it more of a go? I don’t know. Perhaps I should try again? Perhaps if I try it now I’ll find more stuff in London? I think it might be worth trying again, even for a few days, just to see if there’s more content and it might be fun.
I said that I’d try again to create a sound diary of sorts, so here’s a start. I doubt I’ll manage to do this on a daily basis, but maybe weekly will work. So this is my first attempt at a start for 2016. I may post more than one per week, maybe not. We’ll see.
This was recorded in a local park. Very quite although you can hear a plane going over and cars occasionally too. It felt quite though.
It was recorded with my new Zoom h2n.
When I was listening to some of my older field recordings I remembered that I’d tried to do a daily recording a couple of years ago. It didn’t last very long sadly. It was a difficult trying to find something every day that was going to be interesting, but it was a good discipline to try for.
I don’t think that I’d be able to maintain a daily field recording diary in 2016, but perhaps weekly might be more achievable? I’ll try it out and see.
I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but here it is again.
All of my field recordings on SoundCloud.
I hope to significantly add to them next year if I can.
I should mention that I also got this windjammer too. I think that this is a bit of an essential too for real field recording. I feel properly set up now!
I also got the accessory kit for the h2n. It really is a bag of goodies, with a hard case, remote, tripod, handle, AC adapter and more. I think it is actually a little bit of a necessity really. Especially the hard case.
I’ve wanted a dedicated field recorder for ages, and this year I got one for Christmas. A lovely Zoom h2n. It is excellent and just the right size. I’ve just started to use it, but I can see a lot more field recording happening soon!