|Dave & Chris in Hull|
First up is a photo diary of my mentorship with Chris Watson along the Humber Estuary (Jan 15 - 19) recording sounds for his specially commissioned surround-sound installation TRENT FALLS TO SPURN POINT for Sound + Environment 2017. We were awesomely assisted throughout the week by Chris' son Alex.
This field trip was an exciting time to work and record with some of the techniques / equipment Chris uses. The main microphone techniques used on the trips were Mid-Side, Double Mid-Side and the increasingly popular B-format Ambisonics.
Among the creative outcomes were numerous recordings made along the Humber Estuary, one of which (a mixdown of a Humber Bridge recording) was featured in a special episode of Graham Dunning's Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone, which covered a bunch of my Fellowship recordings and activities during my first overseas trip, as well previously released and unreleased material =>
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Recording clobber =>
Sound Devices 744T
Soundfield ST450 mkll beta version in a Rycote windshield
Schoeps Double mid-side array 2x CCM4v, 1x CCM 8 in a Cinela Zephyx windshield
Surround/Ambisonics sound info =>
At Hull University Chris used their Ambisonic Studio facilities which include a Harpex B surround decoder plugin, in the Reaper digital audio environment with some custom Supercollider code.
A big thanks to Chris, Alex and the Watson family + Rob Mackay and everyone at Hull Uni, Jez riley French, and Amy! Also thanks to Arts NSW, and Sarah Last at The Wired Lab.