December 26th, 2013

Creaking of an old death oak tree in the wind. The oak tree is smashing around with his large branches against other trees.

(contact microphones EPZ-27MS44W connected on the oak)

It's early late December in winter. I guess that the tree will not survive the coming Christmas storm..
More description about that tree in this long track. (The oak)

Weather: wind SSW 3-6 bft, temp 10c, partly clouded,
Piezo contact microphones > Sony PCM D50
recorded: Swamp-woods of the Moerputten, Vlijmenseweg, 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), Holland (Netherlands)

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    jonwhitfield 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Great sound - I am combining it with a recording of wind in trees for a poetry reading - It's perfect for the the last verse:
    Now the night belongs to trees, swaying softly in the breeze, the mighty oak and all his throung, murmer soft their evensong.
    Thankyou for making this available.

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    gis_sweden 1 year, 3 months ago

    I love contact microphones. I built my own. It's easy.
    Thx for the sound I used it in

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    klankbeeld 1 year, 10 months ago


    This mic of €0.20 is for sail on intenet.

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    breedybag 1 year, 10 months ago

    Wow, this is a really impressive recording! What kind of contact microphone/preamp did you use? I'm surprised by the low noise floor.


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