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February 21st, 2013

Practice in field-recording lesson 1.
No theory, that is for wikipedia, not that I am a 'know it all'.

sound and distance
We 'take the train' as subject for this lesson. 4 recordings of a train passing a steel bridge. We double the distance to the train every recording; 100m 200m 400m and 800m.

What are the changes:
1] The further you are from the subject (train) the better you hear the background.
2] The closer you are on the subject (train) the better you hear the higher frequency's of it.
Listen a hundred times, take your recorder and try this yourselves.

And yes there is a lot more, but maybe that on an other lesson.
What difference do you hear more?
Give your comment.

Tip of the day: The success of a good (field-)recording is in the first few seconds.

To hear you first have to listen

When you use this sound it would be nice if you spent a voluntarily donation to freesound.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO CREDIT/ATTRIBUTE me (klankbeeld) and in your work if you use this sound. Do it like this: sound from
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    Calcuttan 2 years, 9 months ago

    The 400 m works best for me.

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