Friday, 14 August 2015 / Published in field recording


Last week, I was in Okutama, Tokyo capturing streams and waterfalls.
When you hear “Tokyo” perhaps thinking of neon streets, modern technologies, lots of people and even more people, but surprise or not, there are still great nature being nicely protected and Okutama city where fountainhead of Tokyo is the one you can find many camp sites in deep woods.

As far as recordings, I have been collecting streams & waterfalls for some time now for designing and spicing up good sounding waterfalls. When designing nice waterfall in the motion pictures, streams and water surfaces and some rain drips would sometimes needed. Otherwise in sometimes results are just sounds like white noises….

Here are samples.

 First 10sec = waterfall+stream, Second 10sec = waterfall only Next seg = 5sec of waterfall+stream, Last seg = 5sec of waterfall only

Gears I used this time were Tascam DR-680 recorder with Line Audio CM3x2 (ortf in rode blimp) in front.

Line Audio CM3 has good natural responsibilities.
I am getting great results with both stereo and mono recording.

Here is inside of Rode blimp

And such a cool down with this water drips while I was on the trail.

And streams!

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Friday, 24 July 2015 / Published in field recording

In Rotorua, NZ, we stayed at one cozy motel with hot spa outside at patio.
This spa makes interesting funny sound, so we quickly grab our gear to record it.

@Motel, Rotorua

First 30sec = water tap, second 30sec = pouring hot spring water mono, third 30sec = pouring hot spring water stereo, last = draining water. 

And since we were surrounded by one of quiet rural residence that I could hear almost nothing but water movement, so I hit rec just for the heck of it while taking bath….call me crazy: ) But no imagination allowed!!

And next day, we went to find madpool near Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland which makes interesting out of space kind a sound!!

@madpool

 madpool mono
Thursday, 18 June 2015 / Published in field recording

When we got close to Rotorua, we took a quick side trip to discover Omanawa Falls!!

Insects chorus welcomed me on the track.
Nice!! I felt a sense of adventure with it!!

And Omanawa falls!!  It was just about 15mins from our car, but I felt much deep being in a forest!

And the track led me to this mysterious metal door at the end!!

There was a mechanical sound going on behind it.
water pump or some thought?….

After while….I started wonder the way down to waterfalls.
which I couldn’t find….may be there were no way down to waterfalls,
and has been kept nice as an untouched waterfalls.
But what feels like being in there?! next time?

While finding a track to down, capturing this stream sound relaxed me well.

Friday, 12 June 2015 / Published in field recording

Spending few days in Titirangi, Auckland, I found great places to capture nice wave and waterfalls.

This is one of the place where Wave sound captured near Piha beach.

And I found KareKare waterfall.
This small waterfall sounded gentle so does stream which good addition to my waterfall library!

And I captured great rural residential sound while staying at this cozy cottage.
This place was also great for recording car pass while almost no distance traffic were heard.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 / Published in field recording

My NZ journey begins!!
Just few hours after my flight, Arataki visiter center became my very first visit in New Zealand.
Wow!^^! It is surely deferent from my country!!
Much green and nature.

@ The Waitakere Ranges

At Arataki visiter center, I found out about huge insects in NZ called “Weta”
SCARY BIG!!

Being few hours in New Zealand and seeing great nature,
I thought of kiwis living somewhere in this forest….soon after I found out that….

After exploring at the visiter center, we went Piha Beach.
Hiked up few mins with our gears and down to…

@Piha Beach

Piha blowholes!!
Tim Prebble (many thanx!!) told me that when it is high tide, wave hits hard that makes massive sound!!
This time was low to medium tide? While it sounded huge enough to interest me.
And I captured nice ocean wave sound which made me start collecting wave sound on this journey: )

@Piha Blowholes

And sunset at Piha Beach was beautiful.
I was already happy visiting and being explored many in my first day.
But it is just beginning….
Cheers with NZ Brews; )

Saturday, 27 December 2014 / Published in CINEMA SOUND

“Anti-node”
For sound people, a term “anti-node” is already known by opposite of node, so you may guess what our name stands for.
And for those being not sure or you know of it but put aside about it, we would like to recap a terminology of “Anti-node”  together.

Waves_HomeSlider

a point where the amplitude of the standing wave is a maximum. These occur midway between the nodes of a wave that can be modeled by an even function.

Standing waves result when two sinusoidal wave trains of the same frequency are moving in opposite directions in the same space and interfere with each other.[1] They occur when waves are reflected at a boundary, such as sound waves reflected from a wall or electromagnetic wavesreflected from the end of a transmission line, and particularly when waves are confined in a resonator atresonance, bouncing back and forth between two boundaries, such as in an organ pipe or guitar string.

In a standing wave the nodes are a series of locations at equally spaced intervals where the wave amplitude (motion) is zero (see animation above). At these points the two waves add with opposite phase and cancel each other out. They occur at intervals of half a wavelength (λ/2). Midway between each pair of nodes are locations where the amplitude is maximum. These are called the antinodes. At these points the two waves add with the same phase and reinforce each other.

In cases where the two opposite wave trains are not the same amplitude, they do not cancel perfectly, so the amplitude of the standing wave at the nodes is not zero but merely a minimum. This occurs when the reflection at the boundary is imperfect. This is indicated by a finite standing wave ratio (SWR), the ratio of the amplitude of the wave at the antinode to the amplitude at the node.

In resonance of a two dimensional surface or membrane, such as a drumhead or vibrating metal plate, the nodes become nodal lines, lines on the surface where the surface is motionless, dividing the surface into separate regions vibrating with opposite phase. These can be made visible by sprinkling sand on the surface, and the intricate patterns of lines resulting are called Chladni figures.

In transmission lines a voltage node is a current antinode, and a voltage antinode is a current node.

quote from wikipedia:

 

Visualized by :Daniel Palacios

Waves from Daniel Palacios on Vimeo.

Saturday, 27 December 2014 / Published in field recording

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I have been visiting Chichibu winter night fes. last 3 years, and every year, they have great fireworks.
That is one of top reasons we’ve been re-visiting.
This Maturi (means fes.) launches in the beginning of winter season, so no insects bugging you like summer.
Though…It is deadly cold, so Nothing like a t-shirts with cold beer during summer fireworks…YES, that is also fun,
but as a sound guy, those insects bug me most….
As far as recordings, I have tried couple times over years, but always people around us….
You can already imagine what fes. like…I mean nothing against people’s exited as I do also,
but I sometimes dream of saying “please allow me to have a still moment just for few mins….;)”
But this year, I finally found one of best spot near Sankus convenience store!!
Those gigantic fireworks were shooting off just in front of us from a hill!!
And there were less people! Means less of talkings plus no insects to bug you!!
Great for shooting!! I really sunkus(thanks) for that!!
Those fireworks were set off about every 5 mins in 2 hours long event,
so we stayed “still” there outside in mountain area for over 2 hours!!
Results are great!! we could capture close shot of great japanese fireworks. Except….being outside during winter season especially in mountain area was like being in frig!!! We were almost freeze out to death!!
But, thanks again that we had Sunkus and got coffee to warm us.
Nice one of recordings.

Thanks for through reading my japanglish : )