Recently I submitted a couple of new recordings on NTS.Radio for their Infinite Mixtape of Field Recordings. Head on over to their website to listen to some great examples of natural ambience from all over the world. I’ll be releasing my two recordings from this playlist on my Bandcamp in the weeks to come.
What field recordings would you like to hear next?
This was my first recording with these new Oktava microphones. It will be interesting to hear how these sound in more outdoor environments as they typically sound best in my studio or indoors.
What I like about this recording is that you can hear the subtle sounds of the sand crackling as the tides wash back into the sea. It’s a sound I hadn’t really paid close attention too before capturing this recording. I think for next time I will try and get a pair of smaller mics closer to the sand to better capture that sound.
Oktava MK012 microphones setup in ortf configuration, recorded into a Sound Devices MixPre-6 field recorder.
Recorded 3/6/21 at Point Magu State Park Beach near Port Hueneme, California.
First light is a collection of two field recordings both capturing dawn chorus – one from a campsite at Yellowstone national park in Wyoming and the other a nature preserve in Idaho during the summer months of twenty twenty.
I encourage anyone interested to use these recordings for their own music or sample any sounds they want to.
released December 14, 2020
Both tracks were recorded using a Sony PCM100 field recorder Mixed & Mastered by Pat Benson Photograph by Dana Cama
disclaimer: quality headphones recommended for easy listening
A Lake Made of Turquoise utilizes field recordings from Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada with improvised electric guitar, effects processing, and synthesizers while The Valley of the Coyote captures Elk bugles in a valley south of Banff in the Colorado Rockies with other ambience and sounds mixed in from both places
released August 7, 2020
Recorded by Patrick Benson | June 2019 – March 2020 Mixed and Mastered by Marc Jacob Hudson. Photographs by Dana Cama with layout & design by Nina Hazen.