Recording made on 20th June 2012, with Sony PCM-M10 with Rycote Mini Windjammer, quite low down on seaward side of Penally Hill (Boscastle harbour, Cornwall, UK) close to where it leads on to Penally Point, with the sea coming right up to the cliffs. This is very rugged rocky terrain, and normally the Atlantic swell coming in here is much bigger and thus sounds much more spectacular; on this occasion it is very small. Even so, you can hear the repeated heavy thumps and 'whoomphs' as the waves hit the end of various clefts and small caves in the cliff. The heavier sounds are mostly coming from one particular small cave that is on the left in this recording, but there is also another source of such thumps (a bit less dramatic) somewhere below the recorder and to the right.
If you listen to this recording with good speakers or headphones that have an extended low-frequency response you will hear some very nice 'earthquake' frequencies in the thumps and 'whoomphs'. I look forward to eventually recording at this spot with big waves crashing in. By comparison then this recording would sound like a vicar's tea party! :-)
Please note that the volume level of this recording has been carefully adjusted for listening purposes, and ALL my recordings so far are meant to be listened to with a volume setting that would give a realistic level for playback of CLASSICAL music (a large but not exceptional symphony orchestra). If you have the right volume setting, you should not need to change that setting from one recording of mine to another.
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