Again an unexpected opportunity confirms why I need to always carry a recorder on me at all times. While visiting a friends new apartment I noticed the door release mechanism function of the intercom created a sound that almost sounded like how I would imagine an electric chair to sound. It was a harsh unpleasant effect that sounded great. Another interesting addition to the library. While it would be great to capture these sounds with the best gear I have, its better to have captured them at all, that is why I think its important to carry something capable of recording even if it isn't the most perfect microphone you own.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences