Streaming Audio for International Dawn Chorus Day 2020

Sunday 5 May was International Dawn Chorus Day 2020, and I did an audio livestream from my place near Collector (just outside Canberra) for 90 minutes around dawn to capture and share the sounds of the dawn chorus with others around the world. I have been aware of International Dawn Chorus Day for a number … Read more Streaming Audio for International Dawn Chorus Day 2020

Creative Commons Soundfield Ambisonics Library

Rode recently released a free (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0) sound library comprising ambisonics recordings from all around the world. The attribution thing might make it a non-starter for a lot of commercial projects, but it could be a useful resource for student projects or for people learning about ambisonics or wanting to have a play … Read more Creative Commons Soundfield Ambisonics Library

Mass Files

Last month I contributed to a project by a visual artist working in Zurich called Veronika Spierenburg. Spierenburg engaged sound recordists to undertake field recording in cities that were currently under various stages of “lockdown” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From Veronika’s briefing: Now, cities breathe for themselves. City pitches are reset; an extraordinary crisis … Read more Mass Files

Video Conferencing Tips

With everyone seeming to be spending a lot more time video conferencing these days, a BBC reporter with plenty of experience has shared his tips for being successful with it. Read the article at: https://blog.dropbox.com/topics/work-culture/a-bbc-reporter-on-how-to-be-a-video-conference-rock-star

Remote Recording

Since the COVID-19 social distancing situation a lot of audio professionals have had to find ways of working remotely, including recording people remotely who wouldn’t normally record themselves at home. Production Expert have published and article and video discussing how to use Source-Connect Now to facilitate such remote recording for voice talent. Check out the … Read more Remote Recording

Field Recording Technical Introduction Course

I recently produced a series of simple short videos of me discussing various field recording techniques. I haven’t put them online yet, but I plan to do so in the near future (although I’m not planning on making them freely available to the public). My videos are aimed at people who have some basic existing … Read more Field Recording Technical Introduction Course