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Dear Garage Door: A Love Letter

So, I started going through more field recordings from my parents’ place and came across several that are based around their garage door. Sure, it’s not much to look at…but the thing has personality.   The first round of recording was during a really windy winter day, so I just set up the recorder, sat down in a corner and let it record for a bit.  After awhile, I started wandering around and opening some of the small windows to … Continue reading

Creaky Wooden Bed

I went back to visit with my folks this last December (2009).   They always have cool stuff around their house and land that inspire some interesting recording projects, so I grabbed some of my gear and hit the road. For this entry, I’ll focus on one of their louder noisemakers.  Their guest room bed. They’ve had this bed since before I was born and from what I understand, it’s over a hundred years old.  When they originally brought it … Continue reading

Zoom H2: The Review

A few weeks ago, I did a quick review of the Zoom H4; an affordable field recorder with XLR connections and on-board X/Y stereo spectrum mics. This time around, I am reviewing the H4’s cousin, the H2! Keep in mind that all reviews are based from a sound designer’s point of view unless otherwise noted. The Zoom H2 is the next effort by Samson in the field recorder market. It’s a very small portable field recorder that has four (!) … Continue reading