Another geeky field recording question! I live in L.A. and would like to spend Memorial Day weekend in a "primitive camping" situation, surrounded by noisy nocturnal wildlife, to make long-form field recordings (6-10 hours). Birds and beasts are a particular interest. I'd like as little human company and contact as possible. Where would you go within, say, a six-hour drive?
Inspired by our old friend The Weatherman and in particular this project I'm interested in learning to use microphones for field recording. I'd like to experiment both with portable battery-powered recorders and with installed outdoor mics that can be connected to a computer or rack of other gear. [more inside]
We want to capture eight hours at a time of conversation in an office, for editing later. There are two people at separate desks. What equipment is needed, within the sweet spot between "sounds good enough" and "affordable"? The end result should be 2 separate audio files, editable in Audacity. Paint me a picture of the setup you'd use for this.
I'm in Dubai for the next 24 hours. Where's a publicly accessible and safe spot where I can record the morning call to prayer (fajr) from lots and lots of different mosques at once? [more inside]
Tell me a little bit about this recording I made in a taxi in the UAE. I think it's in Urdu. [more inside]
What is the fastest and least expensive way to get from Seattle to a beach with reasonable surf (at least 3')? [more inside]
Where's the best spot in or near Los Angeles to record distant train whistles? [more inside]
What compact gear setup is be best for taking general-purpose environmental audio field recordings while traveling? [more inside]
I'm headed out to travel rural developing areas on a folk music field recording expedition. Can I get some advice on what equipment to use? [more inside]
Bzzzzzz! Whirrrrr! Advice on field recording various sounds made by a robotic device, please. [more inside]