The Wonderful World of Soundscapes




The assignment was to record for five minutes indoors and another outdoors. The outdoor recording was in front of York College. I manage to get a multitude of different sounds. The sounds consisted of people talking, cars going by and people walking past. The indoor recording was recorded inside my room. The sounds you could hear was the heating system, ticking of the clock, cars driving by and planes flying over head. However I had a huge problem with my indoor recording. It seems as though the recording was recorded so low that it is hard to hear it.

The recorder I used was the Marentz PD670 02. It is a fairly easy recorder once you understand how it works. The only downside about it is that it is fairly big. I also had to use an external microphone which was the smure SM58. The was able to filter out a lot of the wind that was happening.