Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Old Field Recording Equipment

For our group project, I have been thinking about field recording to achieve some of the sounds such as the book thudding on the ground or the constant wind in the backdrop. Whilst researching methods, I discovered this video which I found amusing. It shows some of the old field equipment used in the 1940s. The machine used to etch into old records looks extremely heavy and awkward to deploy. Hopefully I will be able to get hold of something a little bit more light weight. Still, it is fascinating to see how much sound recording technology has improved over the decades:

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