Archives For Ambisonics

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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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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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Tascam DR-680 Noise Test

January 16, 2014 — 10 Comments

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A recent discussion over at gearslutz opened my eyes to a major problem (for me) of my Tascam DR-680: Unacceptable phantom power noise at higher gain. I have the Busman Mod, which lowers the overall noise of the unit. However, according to a poster in that thread, the mod won’t make much of a difference until you’ve sorted out the phantom power noise problem. After reading that post, I immediately did some testing.

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2014-01-02-16.18.16

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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Brahma Affordable Ambisonics Microphone

I found out about this kickstarter project through a post on Gearslutz.com  I hadn’t paid much attention to kickstarter, but after seeing this I was excited to become a backer.

Please have a look and do support if you can!

Brahma: Affordable Ambisonics Microphone

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