Phonography is an art and itinerant project dedicated to sound recording that will take us from Alaska to Ushuaia.
Throughout the trip we will record sounds, and publish them on this site.
More sounds and information on:
-Recording equipment :
-Sound Device Mixpre 10T
-DMS/5.0/2.0 Files : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 / x1 Sennheiser MKH 30
-Stereo ORTF Files : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040
-Ambisonic FORMAT B Files/5.0/2.0 : Sennheiser AMBEO
-Contact Mic Files : Aquarian H2a-XLR Hydrophone
-Telinga Kit with Sennheiser MKH 8030
For this sound effects library, we traveled across Alaska, from the extreme north to the south coast to capture the spirit of these nordic and wild landscapes: Boreal forests, arctic and alpin tundras, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.
Here the soundscapes reflect the extreme weather conditions: Silent ambiances punctuated by the elements: Wind, snow, rain, serving the erosion.
In this wilderness, animals remain discreet. We had the chance to capture many birds with our microphones: Owls, ducks, seagulls, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, common ravens, migratory birds, and many other species – and a few other animals: Hoary marmots, arctic marmots, squirrels and moose.
-The sound bank contains 66 sound takes recorded in ambisonic at 24/96khZ (a total of 330 files).
here is an exemple of an ambisonic recording embeded in a 360° movie (go on youtube to listen the 360° sound) :
We had the chance to make the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship container (ATLANTIC STAR).
We boarded in the Antwerp industrial port in Belgium, sailed the English Channel, and then stopped at Liverpool’s industrial port.
Then we crossed the North Atlantic Ocean to reach Halifax, Canada. This trip took us 10 days, 10 days of sounds recording.
Through this trip, we were able to access places that normally are closed to the public: industrial ports, and a container ship.
-The completed sound bank (Stereo + Surround-Ambisonic) contains 154 files record in 24 bit / 96 kHz
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