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Re: rain samples to share


 I used to catch BEAUTIFUL rainstorm sounds by lcing
my mic on an open windowsill out into the alley.
Stereo? Open a window somewhere else and use 2 mics. I
still have the cassettes, and still use them.

--- burnett@pobox.com wrote:

> We had a nice heavy rainstorm this morning. I
> recorded three 2-3minute 
> chunks using a BLUE Snowball USB mic with the
> lo-gain firmware, WireTap 
> Pro, and a MacBook Pro. Files are available as both
> AIFF and MP3 on this 
> page:
> http://www.subscapeannex.com/rain.html
> I moved the mic different distances from the floor,
> from resting to just a 
> little off, to higher, so the deck-level impacts
> differ.
> No processing, just fieldwork. Anyone is welcome to
> use these as you like. 
> (I'd like to know if you do, though.)
> On a more technical note, does anyone have
> suggestions for weatherproof 
> (-resistant) mics that I might use for recordings
> such as this, or how to 
> construct an enclosure that I might be able to use
> for recording such as 
> this? This wouldn't have worked if I'd had any wind,
> for example, but with 
> the rain falling down and not sideways I felt safe
> using a piece of two of 
> paper towel for a few minutes to catch splattering
> raindroplets. Yes, the 
> mic is fine.
> best,
> Steve B  Subscape Annex http://www.subcapeannex.com/

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