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Considered by many to be the greatest place on earth, NYC is a bustling marketplace of ideas and culture... but what does Gotham sound like? You bring your headphones and imagination; we'll bring Senal microphones. Together, we'll capture the acoustic character of this metropolis and discover the sound that compels New York.
Today, we'll take a trip out of Manhattan and head across the Brooklyn Bridge. The cross-borough traffic, street performers, whipping wind and hot dog vendors are best experienced with headphones. Take a few minutes, relax, and allow yourself to be transported through Senal sound.
0:40 - Resident street performers prepping a show
0:59 - Applause
1:10 - Hot dogs for sale
1:25 - A vendor jams out to a portable radio while selling his wares
1:59 - Large vehicle idles under the overpass
2:09 - A local remarks to a tourist about the bridge's beauty at sunset
2:30 - Strong winds
2:50 - Music from a passing car
3:12 - More traffic passes below
3:35 - A cyclist with an interesting alert signal
3:51 - A NY anthem leaks out of an SUV's windows
4:40 - Another cyclist signals with a traditional bell
4:50 - Long walk? How about an ice-cold water? Just $1.00.
Please share and leave comments with your experiences and discoveries.
Gear notes: When recording field audio for film or video, you'll typically want to employ a shotgun, DSLR or handheld broadcast microphone and get as close to the source as possible. Need these mics? We've got you covered. For the purpose of creating these unique soundscapes, however, I've used a different approach and added two OLM-2 omni-directional lavalier microphones to the left and right side of my SMH-1000 headphones. Both mics are fed into a portable recorder with each occupying the left or right channel, respectively. With a little ingenuity, I was able to move about these rich spaces while recording an ad hoc binaural experience that doesn't break the bank.
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