Archives For Field Recording

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A lot of noise has been coming from my neighbors the past couple days. They’re removing the tiles from their outside walls and floor to put in new ones. Since they’re attached to concrete/bricks, the only way to remove them is by using some type of electric jackhammer. So I decided to gather some sounds from their work. [Un]fortunately, everything didn’t go as planned.

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Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

On September 28, 2015 super typhoon Dujuan hit Taiwan. In a brave move to record this dangerous natural phenomenon, tempting the hand of fate and having no regard for self injury or even death…I set up in the garage and recorded from the comforts of my own home.

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This was just one of those random things. I was in my studio preparing for a voice recording when I heard this really loud engine noise outside. At first I thought it was the mosquito smoker guys (think leaf blower with smoke shooting out). Whatever it was wasn’t real close, but sounded like it was at my front door.

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All those lights are the boats in the distance

Back in November 2013, I searched the Donggang area for interesting sounds. I found a little park after dark and went out on to the beach. After climbing over some concrete “wave breakers/things that keep enemy landing parties at bay” I found something interesting to record…

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On September 8th, 2015 typhoon Soudelor made landfall on Taiwan. I’ve been wanting to record a typhoon for some time now, but haven’t thought of a good way to do it. Dangerous winds and rain aren’t part of a good recipe for a field recording! So I figured when one came, I would stick a mic out the window and see how it goes.

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It came time for me to pick up a new slip-on exhaust for my bike. I wanted the weight savings of an aftermarket exhaust as well as the power increase. What I didn’t want was a headache and pissed off looks from people as I drove by. I wanted something quiet. I wanted to have my cake and to eat it too. After some diligent searching, the best option within my price range was the  FMF Q4

But there was a problem…

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I recorded some wicked sounding cicadas last week in the mountains. I got stopped by an old gate. When I took off my helmet to have a listen, MAN I couldn’t believe how creepy it all sounded.

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Turtle Hill is a somewhat unknown hill near Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung. It apparently used to be a military base, but now it’s a park. I had some spare time after the New Year’s celebrations and figured I’d have a look.

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I’ve had a string of “boring” recordings lately–meat & potato type of stuff–so I thought it was time for someplace a little more interesting. Not too far from me there’s an island known as Cijing (旗津). It’s basically a long strip of land just barely detached from the mainland. It’s essentially what makes Kaohsiung Port a port. I wasn’t sure what I would discover, but thought harbor sounds would be on the menu.

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A few days ago my buddy Maks and I donned our riding gear and set off on a drive through the mountains on a pair of 250cc scooters for a little hot spring resort area known as Guanziling (關子嶺). The resorts were the last things on our minds, thank god. What we wanted to check out and record was a natural phenomenon known as the Fire Water Cave (水火洞).

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