Sunday, 08 March 2020 / Published in field recording

This is one photo of previous paper recordings.
The sounds are currently being edited.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 / Published in CINEMA SOUND

Upcoming sound library STREAM RIVER & WATERFALL vol2.

Thursday, 24 October 2019 / Published in field recording

STREAM / RIVER & WATERFALL library will be released soon from Anti-Node Design.
Before do, I’d like to share some of the information from recordings.
I think google translate is always not trusty, so I wrote Japanese below the English writing this time.

Anti-Node DesignからSTREAM/RIVER&WATERFALLライブラリが間もなくリリースされます。
その前に、レコーディングの情報の一部を共有したいと思います。
google translateは常に信用出来ないと思うので今回は英語の下に日本語を書きました。

This time of recordings, I mostly focused on the area we couldn’t record last time where Okutama in Tokyo, Ogawamachi and Hanno in Saitama, and Gunma.

今回のレコーディングでは東京の奥多摩や埼玉県の小川町、飯能また群馬県など前回収録できなかったエリアに集中しました。

Recently, I almost always use various microphones set up to get as many perspectives as possible.
As for this recording, my sets were always-very-trusted ortf set, spaced omni set, and sometimes nos and xy.
Spaced omni is perfect for mixing ambiances. Approximately 40cm apart from each other might be good.
And nos setup on boom worked great for wider streams and rivers from above.
And xy is great combination with a little wider ortf. I didn’t use much this time, but I recently had good results on ambiance recordings from this combo.

近頃は出来る限り多くの視点からの音源を得る為にさまざまなマイクセットを使うことが多くなってきました。
今回のレコーディングに関しては、常に信頼できるortf setとspaced omni set、そして時にはnosとxyを使用しました。
spaced omni setは周辺の環境を含めての収録に最適であります。約40cmぐらいの間を開けてセットすると良いのかもしれません。
またnosはブーンに設置して広い河川を上からの収録するのに最適でした。
そしてxyは少しワイドぎみのortfと相性が抜群です。今回はあまり利用しませんでしたが、最近の環境音収録ではこのコンビを使用し良い結果が出ました。

I am currently editing sounds and will upload it as soon as ready.

現在音源を編集しておりますので準備が出来次第アップロードします。

Chao for now.
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p.s.
STREAM & WATERFALL vol.1 and PROJECTILE SWISH are on sale right now!!

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 / Published in field recording

Almost finish stream recordings and beginning editing.
I’d like to share some pics from locations just for now.

Sunday, 13 October 2019 / Published in gear

New microphone from Sanken
cms-50 Super Short Mid Side (M-S) Stereo Professional Shotgun

It is a small MS mic that might fit in my field recording bag in the future…

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Model Name

CMS-50

Transducer

Self – polarised condenser

Directivity

M: Cardioid,  S: Figure-8

Frequency response

(60Hz – 20kHz)

Sensitivity (at 1kHz)

-28dB (40mV) (0dB = 1V/Pa)

Equivalent noise level (A weighted)

18dB SPL  (A weighted)

Max SPL (1% THD)

138dB SPL

Output impedance( 1kHz )

140 ohms

High pass filter cut off freq.

60Hz

Powering

+48V ± 4V Phantom U.P.F

Current consumption

4 mA (each channel)

Weight

4.6oz (130g)

Dimensions

5.4″ (137mm) length
0.87″ (22mm) diam.

Surface finish

Matte Black

Connector

XLR-5-12C(M) equivalent
( 1: GND, 2: M-Hot, 3: M-Cold, 4: S-Hot, 5: S-Cold )
POLAR PATTERN
FREQUENCY RESPONSE

Saturday, 28 September 2019 / Published in gear

FIELD RECORDING BAG

I’ve been looking for a variety of field recording bags, and in the past, I used to curry microphones in arc’teryx miura 45 and pieces of equipment in another bag, but now I can store much in this Peak Design Travel Duffelpack bag.
As you have already seen how Tim Prebble uses this bag, this bag opens from your back so no need to worry about getting dirt on your back anymore!

I tested compatible as a field recording bag, and the result was It could hold gears more than I thought.




But how about its maximum load capacity? I’ve asked them before purchasing, and their quick kind answer was they tested at well over 200+ without signs of failure!
YES! & NICE! They have such great customer support!

It is the best bag for me so far which I’d like to recommend to all colleagues and field recordists out there.
chao

SPEC:
CAPACITY
45L min, 65L max

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS
Standard: 66cm x 38 cm x 30cm (26" x 15" x 12") Circumference: 110cm (43")

Expanded: 66cm x 42 cm x 34cm (26" x 17" x 13") Circumference: 134cm (53")
(expansion panels expand bag diameter the most thus creating a large volume increase of 20L)

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS
Standard: 26in (66cm) x 9.5in (24cm) x 9in (23cm)
Expanded: 26in (66cm) x 15in (38cm) x 9in (23cm)
Sunday, 15 September 2019 / Published in field recording

Rain sound library is available at antinodedesign.com
[email protected] 96kHz with ortf, spaced omni, XY and carefully edited.

These are some of photos I took while recording RAIN.

This place has less noise and is my favorite place.
I had been thinking a long time that I must record rain under this crib, and an opportunity suddenly came! It’s hard to tell from photos, but it was raining pretty hard. I used ortf set, omni set, and nos set this time. Nos set was very suitable for the sound of the rain falling on close leaves.

We had longer rainy season this year in Japan and I was pretty happy about it.
While people hesitated to go walk under the rain, I was recordings rain happily, at least during the time…
It was like “someone’s loss is someone’s gain”. yey!

I placed omni mic in two places and ortf set and xy set in the center inside a car to capture rain from an interior.
xy in the photo.

Rain is very unpredictable these days, so I had always prepared gears on my side for sudden rain during the period. When I thought it started raining, it suddenly stopped and vice versa, and suddenly thunders!!…
Other than seem on these photos, I found many other interesting places and sounds especially for the rain recordings, and Overall, it was fun recordings as always!

Back to recordings now!
Chao

Thursday, 04 July 2019 / Published in gear

NEW ZOOM F6
The Zoom F6 features both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters which very interesting!
They are growing rapidly in the field recording & location sound industries these days.
We are really proud of zoom in Japan!!

More detail on ZOOM WEBSITE

Recording Media:
SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards (that conform to standards)

INPUTS
Inputs 1–6:
Connectors XLR jack (pin 2 hot)

Input (mic):
Input gain +12 dB – +75 dB
Input impedance 3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +4 dBu

Input (line):
Input gain −8 dB – +55 dB
Input impedance 5 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +24 dBu

Phantom power:
+24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

Equivalent input noise:
−127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ω input)

OUTPUTS
Line output:
Connectors 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 100 Ω or less
Reference output level –10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
Maximum output level +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
D/A dynamic range 95 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

Headphone output:
Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level 100 mW + 100 mW (32Ω load)
D/A dynamic range 108 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

RECORDING FORMATS
When WAV selected:
Supported formats:
44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit/32-bit float,
mono/stereo/2-8ch poly, BWF/iXML

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
14 (6 inputs x 2 (Linear and Floating) + LR mix)
6 (6 inputs (Linear or Floating) at Float(32bit) Mode, 192 kHz)

When MP3 selected:
Supported formats:
128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
2

RECORDING TIME
Using a 32 GB card:
30:46:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:41:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

TIMECODE
Connectors:
3.5 mm stereo mini (Tip: IN, Ring: OUT)

Modes:
Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec
(audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)

Frame rates:
23.976 ND, 24 ND, 25 ND, 29.97 ND, 29.97 D, 30 ND, 30 D

Precision:
±0.2 ppm

Allowed input level:
0.2 – 5.0 Vpp

Allowed input impedance:
4.6 kΩ

Output level:
3.3 Vpp

Output impedance:
50 Ω or less

POWER
Options:
AC adapter : DC 5V (supports USB bus power)
Sony® L-Series battery
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)

Continuous recording time:
48 kHz/16-bit 2ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 7.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
10.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 16.5 hours or more

48 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 5.0 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
7.0 hours or more
Lithium batteries 10.5 hours or more

192 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT on, TIME CODE set to Int Free Run, LED/LCD Brightness 60, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V):
Alkaline batteries 0.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries (2450
mAh)
1.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 3.5 hours or more

Display:
1.54″ full-color LCD (240 × 240)

USB
Mass storage operation:
Class USB 2.0 High Speed

Multitrack audio interface operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 6 in/4 out

Stereo mix audio interface operation (no driver required):
Class USB 2.0 Full Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16-bit
Channels 2 in/2 out
Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)

AIF with Rec operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 8 in/4 out

Power consumption:
10 W

External dimensions:
100 mm (W) x 119.8 mm (D) x 62.9 mm (H)

Weight:
520 g