Tag Archives: mp3

Roland CS-10EM binaural microphone tests

I’ve recently bought a set of Roland CS-10EM binaural microphones. Here are a few test recordings. Monitoring is a strange experience; a strange hollow sounding output which is completely unlike the played back recording. As headphones, these units are OK for a quick review but detail is quite poor. As with all binaurals like this, […]

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 […]

Classic Aircraft Sound Recordings for iPad

I’ve created an iPad and iPhone friendly site for listening to the most requested sound recordings at field-recording.org.uk. The site is available from Aircraft Recordings on Mobile “Optimised” for iPhone OS but should work on everything else too. Let me know what you think!

Supermarine Seafire, June 2010

I’ve uploaded a new recording of the Kennet Aviation Supermarine Seafire on my field-recording website. More information available from my field-recording Supermarine Seafire page.

Composing for games

Not my usual line of things but a friend of mine who develops online games asked me to develop a few sound files for some game screens for something he was working on. It was a screen based brick game, short playing time, repetitive and above all very, very additive. Some rules I set: must be […]

European Union MP3 Player Sound Level Legislation

Via the BBC, the European Union is proposing changes to MP3 players to prescribe default safe listeing levels for MP3 players. Current legislation mandates that “a statement be put in the instruction manual to warn of the adverse effects of exposure to excessive sound level”. The new proposals would see that the default sound setting […]

Bristol Fighter, Old Warden 2nd August 2009

The Bristol f.2b Fighter makes one of my favourite aircraft sounds. Each time I record it I discover another facet of the complex soundscape it generates. The sounds the Rolls-Royce Falcon III on this machine makes sounds like the whine of a supercharger when you get downwind of it flying but I think this is […]

48Kbps AAC+ and 160Kbps OGG Vorbis Testing

Using a small sample group, CNET have concluded that that people cannot tell the difference between Sky’s streaming audio at 48Kbps AAC+ and Spotify’s use of 160Kbps OGG Vorbis.

P-51 Mustang, Janie, August 2009

A sound recording of P-51 Mustang “Janie” recorded in August 2009. And a spectrogram of the recording.

P-51 Mustang, Marinell, Little Grandsden, August 2009

Sound recording of a recently rebuilt P-51 Mustang “Marinell” at the 2009 Little Gransden Airshow. And a spectrogram of the recording.