My Field Recording Photo Diary

Feb- 27, 2020

So far 2020 is proving to be a productive year. I’m currently working on two sound libraries that will be released this summer. I’ve also just started a circuit bending project for one of my customers. It’ll be a 6-8 mod circuit bent Boss PH-2 Phaser pedal.

I’m also working on a small album that blends Eurorack, upright piano, violin, and various self built instruments. I’ve been listening to a lot Pernecki, Arvo Pärt, John Adams and Andrzej Korzyński. Dark and unsettling are two words that come to mind if I were to describe the music being made.

I’ve also been working with Soundsnap to help build their online database of sounds effects, field recordings and foley for film and TV. It’s a rigorous project that takes up a lot of my time. However, having this job along with a handful of other sound library outlets that sell my sounds has given me the opportunity to focus on this type of work full time.

IMG-17241936 Briggs_model H_SFX rec

 

Jan. 01, 2020

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve been back. I expect a lot of field recording projects, field trips, sound libraries and more of my photo/sound diary posts this year.

This year started off with the usual Oakland style New Years celebrating( firearms, fireworks and whatever the lovely people of Oakland do.

I decided to record the 2020 fireworks with my Schoeps midside setup(2 Schoeps CCM4s)

 

new years 2020 #1

 

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Jan. 28, 2018

Since the start of 2018 I’ve been patiently working on a drone/quadcopter sound library and I expect it to be my next release. I live in the SF/Oakland Bay Area which are international cities. I am surround by hundreds and hundreds of beautiful and unique sounds but it’s also filled with noise pollution due to the highways/cars, airports/airplanes, people, and machines. It gets quite challenging  to get 30 seconds to 1 minute of clean recording with noise interference. When I need to do an outdoor recording session I have to take a road trip 1.5 to 3 hours north or east of the Bay Area to get an ideal outdoor recording environment. Location scouting is part of the job for field recordists which is can a great thing if I’m in need of solitude, silence, nature, breathtaking views, and discovering new places. Until then wish me luck and I hope to have new and interesting sounds to share before spring 2018.