Posted by: recordingsofnature | May 23, 2013

Sound of Rain – Nature recording Copenhagen May 2013

This is a nature recording from a rainy evening May 21st, 2013 in Østre Anlæg,- a park in central Copenhagen. During the last 2 weeks the leaves on any tree or bush have now unfolded. This is about 2-3 weeks later than last year. But now, what before was bare and gray is now heavily green and dense. And with the rain the experience is further enhanced by smells and sounds.

Recording setup in the rain, Østre Anlæg Copenhagen

Recording setup in the rain, Østre Anlæg Copenhagen

The recording was captured at 7-7.30 pm. The location is a central park in Copenhagen, part of the old fortification ring encircling the medieval city.

Frequent loud sounds of trains at the next door train track is the main remainder of this is in the middle of the city. The trains are producing some radical cuts through the otherwise relaxing sound scape.

With this recording an umbrella is placed above the recording setup to shelter the microphones and camera from the rain. The rain drops hitting the umbrella is what produces the loudest distinct rain drop sound.

I found a nice spot in Østre Anlæg, Copenhagen

I found a nice spot in Østre Anlæg, Copenhagen

Østre Anlæg, May 21st, 2013

Bushes and trees in Østre Anlæg, Copenhagen

Bushes and trees in Østre Anlæg, Copenhagen

For this recording, I have used my usual audio recording head and pressure equalizer setup mounted on top of the camera, whereby the sound perspective follows the camera view. The umbrella gave a good protection from the rain. This also produced a distinct rain sound. The CYL-75 antialiasing filter @ aperture 5.6, was applied on the camera.

The recording setup; camera and recording head under the umbrella

The recording setup; camera and recording head under the umbrella

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  1. Very relaxing with a nice stereo image; also great photos and video – it’s as if I was sitting there!

    Instead of the umbrella would you have room on your bike for one of these to protect yourself and all your gear? http://amzn.to/ZggqqL

    • Thanks. You are right, the highest priority was to protect the microphones and gear. It could have been nice with an additional shelter for myself.

  2. Reblogged this on Bibliotaxa.

    • Please let me know if you are not ok with me reblogging this on my website. I saw your post, liked it, thought it was well done and reblogged on impulse move. Will remove if you like.

  3. Love the sounds of the trains coming through :-)


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