Category Archives: field recording

Local Marinas

Did some recording at my local Plimmerton Boat Club, with strong NW wind the wires in masts etc was quite loud and arrhythmic!

Mana Marina is also quite close to my house, but is much more sheltered as is in Porirua Harbour a bit… This ambience was quieter but could still hear distant wind in wires from boats out at the entrance, which would catch the wind more…

I’ll revisit both these locations a bunch more times in different conditions…

 

 

 

New Project – Bamboo Forest

Might not look much at the moment… but about 5 years from now, these should be 3m tall and perfect for recording an ambience library called Bamboo Forest! I did the same with a crop of corn a year or two ago, although that was faster & tasty! Playing the long game… Also to add, these are ‘Wang Tsai’ species bamboo which is clumping and non-invasive.

 

 

More

Was stymied at a few locations today, but this was a good one! Rickedty old wharfs make me a little nervous, but Purau Bay wharf is solid as! I did an 8 track recording here with the usual MKH8040x2, MKH8020x2 and MKH70x2 plus a pair of H2A hydrophones! It will be interesting to see if there is any correlation between above water & under…

Took two attempts at this marina – first visit today & it sounded industrial, so I came back later in the day & they had knocked off for the day…

Much clank…

And a gentle waterlap