Caveman

One of the longer term projects I am working on for a HISSandaROAR library is a collection of Cave ambiences, and while I have half a dozen locations recorded I still feel I am only a small way towards my goal of a diverse ambience library… And sometimes things don’t go quite as planned eg while on the West Coast a week or so ago, we travelled quite a long way to check out a few caves I had recorded before, only to discover that due to lack of rain the caves were very, very quiet… So a potential recording session became a recce for a future recording, but the frustration associated with the lack of recording meant the recces became a bit more thorough & two new epic locations were found, which I will return to in a month or two once winter & associated rainfall fully kicks in….

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While there weren’t any drips, I did have my starter pistol with me – so we recorded some inpulse responses, first in the same space as the mics, then moving the mics so one pair were facing into the cave & the other pair out towards the entrance… Then fired shots from 50m, 100m, 150m etc…

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Despite their being no drips in the caves, it was lightly raining in the forest and directly outside the cave were some lovely drips coming from the roots of plants directly above the cave entrance…

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This was the entrance to another cave, also dry but also a much smaller cave with lower ceiling…

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to be continued…

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