Apologies for a lack of updates over the last month. Things have been pretty hectic with Amnesia a Machine for Pigs, but I’m really happy with how it’s sounding. I was thinking of beginning to write a post mortem for it, but how do you even approach it? It’s so difficult to summarise all the lessons, choices and the journey itself into an article. I’m hoping I’ll get around to it eventually.
We’ve had builders at ours the last month redoing the roofing and one night it became very very windy, I thought it’d be a great chance to hook up the contact mic to some stuff up there to get some resonant eerie sounds.
I went onto the roof on the scaffolding and chose to hook it up to the TV aerial as that was the only thing I could reach, and with it being night and the roof only half complete – I wasn’t really willing to walk over it. The recording itself is pretty great, although there are points where you can hear the contact mic slide around a bit – the tape was strong, but not strong enough!
The contact mic used was a single Jez Riley French contact mic (great mics by the way! Especially for the price!) It was recorded through my H4N which unfortunately sucks for high gain recordings, and so a lot of noise was applied. I ran the sound through RX and then have applied a LPF at 2.8k as anything above was only really noise and none of the recording itself. The recording is also 44khz/24bit. Is great for layering into ambiences or running through your favourite stereo verb for a weird wide ambient piece.
As usual, use how you want, when you want, public or commercial work yadda yadda. You can download the sound below through the soundcloud widget.