Some things I have learnt about Hydrophones

I have been making some field recordings using hydrophones (underwater microphones) for a number of years now, mostly for general field recording, but also for Foley for some TV and film projects. I’ve had the opportunity to test out a couple of affordable options over the past couple of years. In no way do I … Read more Some things I have learnt about Hydrophones

Piezo Preamps and Transformers

I’ve been primarily using Triton Audio’s BigAmp Piezo preamps for piezo-based contact mic and hydrophone recording for years now. I previously used Hosa MIT-129 impedance matching transformers for the job, but I found that the BigAmp Piezos yielded me a better low frequency response thanks to the higher impedance. The Hosa MIT-129 hs a 50 … Read more Piezo Preamps and Transformers

Beneath the Surface

I currently have a sound installation called Beneath the Surface at Enlighten Festival which runs each evening from 1 March until 10 March in Canberra. The festival is based around projections onto the national institutions based in the parliamentary triangle including the National Library of Australia, Questacon, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and … Read more Beneath the Surface

Hearing is Believing in new Mercedes-AMG cinema ad

The sound of a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan is impressive enough that they have foregone most visuals in favour of acousmatic sound recorded comprehensively and mixed into a 9.1 cinema format for a new ad campaign. You can find out more details and watch the ad at: https://lbbonline.com/news/new-mercedes-amg-campaign-aims-to-prove-hearing-is-believing/

The Longplayer Conversation: Chris Watson and David Attenborough

The British Library have posted up video from their recent 2017 Longplayer Conversation, bringing together long time collaborators, sound recordist Chris Watson and naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough for a discussion of of some of their experiences around nature field recording. It is a fantastic chat between two of the greats of nature documentary … Read more The Longplayer Conversation: Chris Watson and David Attenborough

Richard Fidler interviews Chris Watson

Richard Fidler recently interviewed field recordist Chris Watson as part of his Conversations series on ABC Radio. It is a great interview, likely to be of interest to many people. Check it out at: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-chris-watson/9036566 Fortunately I will be getting a chance to see Chris Watson perform at the Wired Lab Open Day this weekend, … Read more Richard Fidler interviews Chris Watson