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Ocean – Cumberland Island

I made this recording by resting my trusty MiniDisc recorder (with T-mic attached) on my cap near the ocean’s edge. Each wave crashed softly on the long, flat Cumberland beach and died away in...

Bay Bridge, San Francisco 0

San Francisco Fog Horns

On the same trip that I made the Wave Organ recordings, I woke up in the middle of the night to hear fog horns off the coast. Even in a North Beach hotel room,...

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Garden Stake

Recently I recorded a sound I’ve wanted to capture for a long time: a metal garden stake reverberating when bounced on concrete. To get the microphones close enough to get a decent recording, I...

Oak Tree Reflected in Rainy Deck Boards 0

Gentle Rain + Train

One afternoon in October a couple of years ago, as a slow, steady rain fell outside, I opened a window and set my recorder there to capture the sounds of raindrops and a train....

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The Singing Well

A few years ago, in Highlands, NC, near a beautiful spot called Cliffside Lake, I had the pleasure of discovering a hand-pumped well that made a singing sound. There was a little iron pipe...

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Not Quite All Blues

To see just how much one of my favorite iPhone apps can change audio input in real time, I played “All Blues” by Miles Davis* on the piano, recording it with Loopordist, an RjDj...

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Church Bells Transmogrified

Recently I was wandering around the square in Decatur, GA, on a Sunday, waiting for the public library to open. I decided to filter the experience through the odd audio environment of Loopordist, an...

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Inside Fizzy Water: An Audio Experiment

What does it sound like inside a glass of water after an effervescent tablet is dropped in? Using a homemade waterproof contact microphone, Okrasonic.com finds out! About a year ago, I made a contact...

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Cumberland Island: Pre-Dawn Cacophony

This track was recorded on Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast in May 2009, in the pitch dark about an hour before dawn. Sitting at a picnic table under the live oak trees at...