Here's an excerpt from a binaural recording I made of the F-16 Viper demo. This one must be heard in headphones for the full experience--I think you get a good idea of how loud and fast these aircraft actually are (if you've never been up close and personal, that is). The binaural effect is great for conveying the experience of the high speed passes.
I have an entire disc left of recordings from this air show that I haven't yet edited, so hopefully soon I'll be able to add more.
Wings over Houston, October 23, 2010
6m14s binaural stereo 104kbps VBR MP3
For reasons unknown to my everyday conscious, waking self I went camping during the brutal summer we recently survived. The place was one of fond childhood memories--perhaps that was the source of the impulse. The days were scalding, but the nights were densely languid; gravid with possibility. When revisiting these recordings I'd find myself in a reverie, several minutes having unaccountably vanished while I was completely immersed in sound; I'd call it nostalgia, but that seems facile. These sounds aren't mired in the past, but a hope for the future, for continuity, I think. At any rate, I'm sure their pull will not be so strong for you as it is for me, but perhaps they'll remind you of your own lost significant sounds.
Westwood Shores, TX, August 22, 2009
3m01s 3.09MB stereo VBR mp3 (click above to download)
I still have a few things from my last trip to NYC I haven't processed, including this gem I'd completely forgotten about. It's a very simple setup: just me making a circuit of the park with my binaural mics, trying to keep my head movements slow and infrequent. One of the main reasons I use my in-ear mics is so I can record unobtrusively while still enjoying myself. This wasn't my usual milieu, but I had a blast recording. This is an excerpt of a much longer track.
Washington Square Park, September 16, 2007
6m23s 9.23MB binaural mp3 (click above to download)
Got married in November, and we had an amazing honeymoon in Cancun; I enjoyed myself so much I didn't get around to much recording, but I did manage to get some good sounds during our trip to the ruins at Tulum. The following sequence was recorded using my in-ear binaural mics from the cliffs facing the Caribbean. I was actually looking toward a small inlet beach from the cliff so you can hear two different sets of waves breaking, one on the rocks below the cliffs, and one on the beach, with one in each ear. I thought that was pretty cool. The view was gorgeous--I can't properly describe it, so I'll have a photo or two up shortly.
As always, since it's binaural, headphones are highly recommended.
2m16s 2.36MB binaural mp3 (click above to download)
Had a working vacation doing videography in NYC this September and decided to take my personal equipment along. I didn't really want to use my big stereo mic, since i actually wanted to enjoy the city, so my little in-ear binaural mics came in very handy.
Here are a couple of subway recordings I made with them. #1 is a ride on the W train, from 14th to 34th street; #2 is my favorite I think: a dopplering bagpiper in a Times Square station tunnel. The reverb was gorgeous.
W train, 14th st to 34th st
6m03s 6.40MB binaural mp3 (click above to download)
Times Square bagpipes
2m19s 2.51MB binaural mp3 (click above to download)