Birds, Horses, and Folks (binaural) - Jay Afrisando
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Birds, Horses, and Folks—field recording, River Falls, Wisconsin

horizontal first order ambisonics

2020

 

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In the late March (early Spring) 2019, our party of six visited our friend's house in River Falls, WI, US. In the morning around 7:00am - 8:00am, we accompanied our host taking care of his horses in his ranch, about 200m from the house, while there were many birds—blue jays, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, cardinals, red-winged blackbird, black-capped chickadees, nuthatches, sparrows, and robins, to name a few—chirping and tweeting around the house.

 

I recorded this moment—I put a recorder on our host pickup car in front of the house, close enough to where those birds were 'hanging out'. At some points in the recording, you may be able to hear birds chirping and their wings flapping in a very close range to the microphone, horses nickering from afar, a friend playing with the host's dog, and some of my friends chatting about things and occasionally laughing.

 field recording

Jay Afrisando

Recorded in the late March 2019 in River Falls, WI, US.

 

Recorded using Zoom H2N on 4-channel A-format, and then encoded to horizontal first order ambisonics/FOA (360° sound field without the height due to the recorder's capability) in REAPER. No EQ and filter applied.

© Jay Afrisando 2020