Category Archives: phonography

A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’

Probably my best recording of an A4 chime. The loco Sir Nigel Gresley was the 100th built Gresley Pacific and was completed in 1937, built by the London and North Eastern Railway. All the A4s have a distinctive chime whistle. Recorded on 27th November 2010 using a handheld Olympus LS-5. A windy and cold day. […]

Olympus LS-5 Review – First Impressions

I’ve had an Olympus LS-5 for a couple of days now and these are my first impressions of the unit. The LS-5 is a relatively new addition to the LS 10/11 range of hand-held flash recorders and is visually the same (apart from the unit colour). There was speculation that the LS-5 was a repackaged […]

Things I have in common with Gary Numan

I read in the Observer this week that Gary Numan also like iSequence, his favorite film is The Battle of Britain, and the thing he likes most apart from music, is second world war aircraft. No mention of lurking about at airfields recording aircraft though. Three out of four then, not bad. If Gary’s out […]

Inspector Sands Sound Recording

The enigmatic Inspector Sands is sometimes heard on the public transport system in the UK, but often not for long enough to record. This morning there was a good opportunity to fire up my recorder and capture over a minute of this announcement. The announcement can be made for a number of reasons, and is […]

Aircraft Sound Recordings By Engines

I’ve updated my aircraft recordings site with a list by engine type. Look no further than for sounds of Merlins and Griffons!

Numbers Station Changes

Numbers Stations have been a personal fascination since I first heard the recordings archived by The Conet Project some years ago. One of the features of a Numbers broadcast seemed to have been its regularity in broadcast. Now one has changed. The output of one particular station that broadcasts from near Povarovo, Russia (callsign UVB-76, […]

iPad Audio Discussion Forum

I’ve not yet come across anywhere that discusses just iPad audio apps so I’ve created one! Go to the iPad Audio Forum

iPad – Mixtikl review

Mixtikl is a generative music/sound creation paid-for application for the Apple iPad. It is also available on a variety of other platforms and handheld devices. I’ve been looking at this for a while to go alongside the other sound creations apps I currently use on the iPad. It does take a bit of getting used […]

A couple of demos using iSequence on iPad

Despite a few niggles I am really enjoying iSequence on the iPad. Here are a couple of demos so far. Things are a little harsh with iSequence and there’s no eq to use so too much playing with the effect filtering can produce harsh results. First one is the raw output from iSequence (LAME Mp3, […]

Recording problems using iSequence for the iPad?

I’ve been using iSequence on the iPad to do a bit of tracking and sequencing and it’s a fantastic application – the iPad I’m sure will revolustionse alot of audio produciton work – and had some problems using the built in sound recorder. If you too are getting distorted recordings I’ve found a workaround. Power […]