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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 put our Mandarin and Cantonese to the test as we make our way down to Chinatown. The vendors, grocers and mopeds are best experienced with headphones. Take a few minutes, relax, and allow yourself to be transported through Senal sound.
0:22 - Handbags for sale
0:33 - Designer watches, authenticity likely in question, being discreetly solicited
0:37 - Grab some perfume or a t-shirt. Good price.
0:53 - Pedestrians chatting in East Asian languages
1:11 - Heavy traffic as delivery trucks surge through Canal Street
1:50 - Talkative passerby from right to left
2:00 - A small food cart is pushed down the sidewalk
2:38 - Grocers conducting business
2:46 - I can't quite place this peculiar sound. Anyone care to chime in?
2:56 - Empty boxes from today's deliveries being unloaded
3:06 - Loading up a cargo van
3:24 - A little one voices their feelings on the matter
3:49 - Friendly alert from an eager moped driver
4:12 - A vendor passes the time with a pellet drum
5:01 - Another moped (or small spaceship) zips through the streets
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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