Archivi tag: Tascam

Rain in car

Yesterday was raining in Rome. It’s not a big scoop usually but considering that the average temperature was not under 28 C. and this was going on since the last days of June, you can understand why this has been so refreshing.

I had with me my Tascam while driving home from workplace so I decided to stop in some low-traffic roads and try to record the sound of the rain on the car’s roof and windscreen. The result is this:

Sorry no pictures for that but nothing interesting also…

The first track has a very low volume but I decided to not edit at all because it could be used for another project.

Recorder: Tascam DR100 MKII
Microphones: Tascam onboard ones (directional)
Editing: none

Caldera (Manziana, RM, Italy)

Yesterday I went to the “Caldara di Manziana”, a reserved area near Rome famous for it’s volcanic feature. The area is in a very nice wood with a small group of birches, quite uncommon for this kind of climate.

While I wait for the windshields I take advantage of the nice sunny evening, with practically no wind at all to use only the Tascam DR100 MKII with only the small foam protection to record some unique sound from this area.

Surrounded by this very enchanting wood, the actual caldera is a small lowland where a sulphureous smell dominates the air. Small and bigger puddles creates an unique view and sound, from the tiny bubbling to the large water boiling and spiffs. In the distance animal calls , birds and crickets.

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Small mud pools

 

No water from this hole in the ground, only sounds from the hollow underground...
No water from this hole in the ground, only sounds from the hollow underground…

 

The biggest spurt in the background produces a lot of whiffs and splashes. Close to the recorder the mud produces a lot of tiny bubbles.
The biggest spurt in the background produces a lot of whiffs and splashes. Close to the recorder the mud produces a lot of tiny bubbles.

 

 

All audio files has been minimally cropped to eliminate the planes noise that reflects on the ground. Recorded at 48kHz 24bit and converted to FLAC.