Sennheiser MKH 60
Back down to the docks for a second try at getting the water sounds I needed. Today was much less windy and with the windshield on the mic I was able to get some good recordings today. Same plan as yesterday but I actually got what I needed today. I took the R09 with me as well just in case. It got a little wet, but that was mainly on the wind cover so I will need to wash the salt water out of it.
Afterward I recorded a bunch of tree branches I had collected over xmas. I wanted to get the sounds of branches splitting and snapping. Again the tripod served me well as I was free to use both hands. I got a bunch of samples that I was happy with and now can finally throw away all the branches that have been sitting in a bag on the balcony for about a month.
I want to make a few alterations to the tripod set-up, but I can see this is going to become an integral part of my recording set-up.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences