My parents farm backed on to the Rangitata River and I spent many hours of my childhood exploring it on foot with my dog Crash (& later on my dirt bike) so it was a nostalgic pleasure to revisit the Rangitata River, recording multiple aspects, locations and perspectives of such a large braided river – rapids, slow moving deeper flows & swirling currents. But to provide a more complete collection I recorded rivers all over the South Island (much of the recording was done on the same 2 month road trip as the LAKES ambience library) including the very scary, large scale Wairau river (recorded from a swing bridge) while also hunting for a range of smaller streams and gurgling brooks.
Recorded with my favourite multi-microphone rig (Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF pair, MKH70 pair and DPA 4060 omni pair) this library is perfect for layering, cutting perspectives and creating complex composite ambiences…
AMB008 RIVERS & STREAMS: US$49
24bit 96kHz • 6.1GB download • 8.0GB uncompressed as 51 stereo .WAV files