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Old 31st August 2020
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Church bells

Any comments besides the rumble from holding the stereo bar in hands (was a spontaneous move)?
quasi ORTF (17 cm, 90 degrees), outdoors, mics at 1 meter from the ground pointed at the bells at about 10 meters high.
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Old 31st August 2020
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Should there be a link to a track there that, for some reason, I can’t see?
Old 31st August 2020
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Should there be a link to a track there that, for some reason, I can’t see?
Sorry, the 256 file kbps was to large, had to lower the rate to 192.
Old 31st August 2020
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So many bell-o-philes having played back the file but scared the **** out of them to post.
Or maybe I am completely wrong.
Old 31st August 2020
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I’ve been meaning to listen to it but when I get in front of some speakers, prob tomorrow now.
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I’ve been meaning to listen to it but when I get in front of some speakers, prob tomorrow now.
I did not mean you, derco, there are about 60 views with no comments whatsoever.
Old 1st September 2020
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Well, nice and clear and the level seems right, no clipping, not noisy, bit of rumble like you said, I ignored that 😀
I think that Omnidirectional mics might have given more in the lower frequencies since you had to be 10 metres away and perhaps a more ‘lifelike’ recording, but I’m on a bit of an Omni kick at the moment. 😀
So which mics did you use? What kind of pre/recorder? What is ‘quasi’ ortf?
What is the purpose of the recording?
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Well, nice and clear and the level seems right, no clipping, not noisy, bit of rumble like you said, I ignored that ������
I think that Omnidirectional mics might have given more in the lower frequencies since you had to be 10 metres away and perhaps a more ‘lifelike’ recording, but I’m on a bit of an Omni kick at the moment. ������
So which mics did you use? What kind of pre/recorder? What is ‘quasi’ ortf?
What is the purpose of the recording?
It was a spontaneous recording to check the wind noise and gain level\mic position in the absence of "real" performers caused by this whole Covid thing.
I was not 10 meters far from the bell tower, rather 20...30. Quasi ORTF as not the 110 degrees angle, not SDCs with a single membrane (as in truly cardioid). The mics were Oktava mk-319 and Oktava mk-220 in cardioid pattern set in stereopair. The recorder was Korg MR-1000, the built-in preamps in low gain mode were used, DSD128 converted and normalized to PCM in AudioGate.
I feel the result is on a dry side, to be expected when the source is outdoors in the outskirts of a town without not many buildings to reflect the sound.
Old 1st September 2020
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Cool. The reason I asked about the purpose was because it sounds ideal for using within a mix, rather than as a purist stand-alone recording.
Would be really nice as some kind of intro/outro, perhaps with some filtering and modulated delay 😀 each to one’s own taste of course.
I also do quite a bit of field recording but just to use as effects/samples. Being a bit lazy I usually just use the inbuilt mics but I did make a stereo bar with blimps which has two home built, suspended omnis and I was quite pleasantly surprised with the ‘realism’ of that setup. Conversely those recordings are much more difficult to use a sound sources in a mix.
Anyway, cool stuff, looking forward to hearing more, great Covid era project!
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Cool. The reason I asked about the purpose was because it sounds ideal for using within a mix, rather than as a purist stand-alone recording.
Would be really nice as some kind of intro/outro, perhaps with some filtering and modulated delay 😀 each to one’s own taste of course.
I also do quite a bit of field recording but just to use as effects/samples. Being a bit lazy I usually just use the inbuilt mics but I did make a stereo bar with blimps which has two home built, suspended omnis and I was quite pleasantly surprised with the ‘realism’ of that setup. Conversely those recordings are much more difficult to use a sound sources in a mix.
Anyway, cool stuff, looking forward to hearing more, great Covid era project!
Since I am a sound stage depth and pinpoint image freak, I like near-coincident mic configuration and find spaced omnis to be more spacious. Probably in this case spaced omnis would sound better. I concur that these bells sound like a mix part, too dry and mono to be exciting per se.
Old 1st September 2020
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Wicked for beat making though! Would be great stuff for cutting up in an MPC/sampler.
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Wicked for beat making though! Would be great stuff for cutting up in an MPC/sampler.
Might check we be drinking dat bourbon in the soundcloud link in my sig. Made with a bottle of bourbon, mic and mpc3000
Old 1st September 2020
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Cool, effective stuff.
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