On 5th March 2013 I took out with me a load of wind chimes, to my regular field recording location for wind chimes - the Teign Gorge, Drewsteignton, Devon, UK. This time, however, although a moderate to fresh south-east wind was expected, for the first hour I was greeted by virtually complete calm - and, well, birds singing! So I didn't rush on to the sort of places where I might hang wind chimes (looking silly, trying to record them with no wind!), and, on the Hunter's Path just past my closest point to Fingle Bridge (and high up above it), I set up on the very steep slope there to take a recording of the birds, with the rushing sound of the River Teign tumbling over rocks far down below. This recording, then, is the outcome.
The birds were mostly not very close, and hence the recording being quiet. It is just peaceful and refreshing.
The Hunter's Path, high up on the steep sided Teign 'Gorge'. Fingle Bridge is way down at the bottom, more or less straight ahead in this photo. The recorder was on the slope below the track, but just behind me in this view.
The recorder very small and inconspicuous in this grand setting, its Rode Dead Kitten windshield showing up as it is a very light grey.
Recording made with a Sony PCM-M10 on a Velbon Mini Tripod, using the built-in microphones covered with a Rode Dead Kitten windshield. I have used a graphic EQ profile in Audacity to compensate for the slight muffling of the sound caused by the windshield. 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.
(Later note: This recording - with better sound than here - is on one of my commercial CDs, and can be found in my e-Store.)
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