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Atha’s Assignment 2 Post

September 9, 2009

Microphones:

As the microphone was being rotated 180 degrees, the sound got fainter and fainter.  The sound was almost totally blocked out when the side of the microphone was facing the speakers.

Studio recording:

I chose to record a random variety of objects that produced pretty interesting sounds.  My objects include a plastic fastener, a metal tool, a plastic soap bottle, an Arrowhead water jug, a zipper, a Ziploc bag, a dry erase marker, a glass bottle of vinegar, a glass cup, a plastic cap of a container, and a bottle of whiteboard cleaner.  My favorite sounds were that of the water jug, glass cup and plastic cap tottering and twirling along the hardwood floor of the studio.  The sounds of plastic was really cool, too.

Here’s a link to my sounds: http://www.freesound.org/packsViewSingle.php?id=5154

–Atha

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2009 1:39 pm

    Nice sounds, and very well recorded. It would have been interesting to focus in just one or two of the objects/actions that you recorded and to explore all its different rhythmic and timbre qualities that you can create.

    …xavier

  2. jaykadis permalink*
    September 14, 2009 7:33 am

    The figure-eight polar pattern has the sharpest null of any pattern and it can be used to dramatically isolate sounds in close proximity if carefully placed.

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