Immersive Microphone Set-ups

DPA have some fantastic information in their Mic University and their page discussing microphone set-ups for surround sound and immersive audio formats is a really great primer covering some of the common approaches: https://www.dpamicrophones.com/mic-university/immersive-sound-object-based-audio-and-microphones I’ve recorded using various multi-channel/surround techniques, but my most common approach for ambiences is using an IRT Cross. Although the technique … Read more Immersive Microphone Set-ups

AWSRG Online Seminar

I’ve been a member of the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group (AWSRG) since early 2019 and as part of the group’s way of adapting to the current COVID times the AWSRG will be presenting some monthly seminars over Zoom. I have the honour of presenting the first one on 20 October which will be about … Read more AWSRG Online Seminar

Intro to Field Recording Techniques Videos

Back in March I made a series of videos that discuss different approaches and techniques to field recording. The videos tie in with a sound design task that uses these sounds, but the sound design specific videos are for my students at Canberra Institute of Technology only. The field recording videos are aimed at people … Read more Intro to Field Recording Techniques Videos

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

Immersive Sound / Object-Based Audio – and Microphones

DPA have a lot of great information about microphones on their website, including details of various configurations in their Mic University. They recently published a post which has a good discussion of multi-channel microphone techniques which can be viewed at: https://www.dpamicrophones.com/mic-university/immersiver-sound-objekt-basiertes-audio-und-mikrofone