Drekinn Ý kristallinum - The Dragon in the Cristal

Kolbeinn Tumi ┴rnason fŠddist ßri­ 2008 og er mikill s÷guma­ur. Hann spinnur l÷ng Švintřri me­ flˇknum ■rŠ­i sem hann gerir upp Ý lokin ß sannfŠrandi hßtt.
S÷guna um drekann Ý kristallinum sag­i hann mÚr 6. j˙nÝ sÝ­astli­inn.
Menn skulu leggja vel vi­ hlustir enda er sagan s÷g­ af mikilli innlifun.

IN ENGLISH
Kolbeinn Tumi ┴rnason, born in 2008, is a great storyteller. He tells long and complicated adventures and the end is always quite realistic.
He told me the story of the dragon in the cristal on June 6 2017.


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FjarlŠgir svart■restir - Distant blackbirds

═ nßgrenni mÝnu eru nokkrir svart■restir sem hefja tˇnleikahald um mßna­amˇtin mars-aprÝl. Umfer­arni­urinn veldur ■vÝ a­ erfitt er a­ hljˇ­rita ■ß frß sv÷lum h˙ssins.

A­faranˇtt ■ri­judagsins 9. maÝ 2017 voru tveir Sennheiser ME-62 skildir eftir ˙ti ß sv÷lum Ý AB-uppsetningu me­ 39 cm millibili. Nota­ur var Zoom H6 hljˇ­riti.

Me­fylgjandi hljˇ­rit er frß tˇnleikum sem hˇfust um kl. 03:12. Ůa­ er eitthva­ rˇandi vi­ fjarlŠgan fuglas÷ng.

Eins og hljˇ­ritarar vita heyrast řmis hljˇ­ ß nŠturnar sem vi­ t÷kum ekki eftir ß daginn. LoftrŠstikerfi nŠsta h˙ss heyrist vel. Dregi­ var ˙r hßva­anum me­ ■vÝ a­ skera af 100 ri­um.

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IN ENGLISH

mThe blackbirds nearby our house start their concerts normally in ghe beginning of April. The noise from the trafic makes it difficult to recofd them during the rush-hours.

On the night before May 9 2017 2 Sennheiser ME62 were left on the balcony with 39 cm interspace. This episode started around 03:12. A distant recording like this is in some way a little charming.

As recordists know some sounds, not heard during the day, become audible at night. Ghe ventilation system of the nearby appartment hous is quite audible. The noise was reduced by cutting off 100 Hertz.

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Samsung og iPhone hljˇ­rit - Samsung and iPhone recordings

A­ undanf÷rnu hefur vaki­ nokkra athygli hva­ hljˇ­ritunarforrit Ý farsÝmum eru or­in gˇ­. A­ vÝsu ver­ur a­ vera logn ef hljˇ­rita­ er ˙ti.

GÝsli Helgason fˇr Ý Sorpu um daginn me­ Samsung S6-sÝma og hljˇ­rita­i ■a­ sem fyrir eyru bar me­ Amazing MP3 hljˇ­rita.

Um svipa­ leyti var HerdÝs Hallvar­sdˇttir, eiginkona hans, Ý ParÝs og hlusta­i ß g÷tulistamenn. H˙n var me­ iPhone. Hljˇ­rit GÝsla er Ý vÝ­ˇmi.

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IN ENGLISH

Som fieldrecordists are wondering if smartphones can be used for field recording.

Indeed the phones are sensitive for wind.

GÝsli Helgason brought his waste to a recycling centre in Reykjavik one Sunday morning and recorded among other things the sound of the machine which counts tins and bottles.

His recording was made with Samsung S6 and Amazing MP3 Recorder, originally as a 16 bits wav-file.

His wife, HerdÝs Hallvar­sdˇttir, brought her iPhone to Paris and recorded some dixyland music

outdoors.


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Vi­ Tj÷rnina - At the Lake in ReykjavÝk

Ve­ri­ var einstaklega gott Ý ReykjavÝk Ý dag, f÷studaginn 3. Mars.

Vi­ hjˇnin brug­um undir okkur betri fŠtinum og hÚldum ni­ur a­ Tj÷rn. Ůar var garga­, skrŠkt og skvaldra­ sem aldrei fyrr.

Vi­ hljˇ­ritu­um ß fjˇrum st÷­um skammt frß Rß­h˙sinu og endu­um vi­ andapollinn ■ar sem heitt vatn streymir ˙t Ý Tj÷fnina

Hljˇ­rita­ var me­ Zoom H6. Nota­ur var ßfestur vÝ­ˇmshljˇ­nemi stilltur ß 120░.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

Njˇti­ vel.

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In English

The weather today, Friday March 3, was sunny and just a gentle wind.

I and my wife went to the lake in the center of Reykjavik. There was a lot of screeming and shouting of the swans, ducks and geese as well as other urban sounds.

We made recordings at 4 spots close to the City hall of Reykavik and concluded where warm water runs into the lake to keep a small pool open for the birds, as the lake is now covered with ice.

Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder with an attached stereomic set up as 120░.

Good headphones are recommended.

Enjoy the listening.

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HßvŠr stˇrmarka­ur - A noisy moll

═ stˇrm÷rku­um rÝkir oft mikill hßva­i.

Hljˇ­riti­ er ˙r Smßralind Ý Kˇpavogi. Sta­i­ var ß mˇtum veitingasta­ar og leikjasalar.

Hljˇ­rita­ me­ Zoom H6 og ßfestum ms-hljˇ­nema.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

GŠti­ a­ heyrninni!

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In English.

Supermarkets are often quite noisy.

This recording was made at Smßralind, Kˇpavogur, Iceland, on the second floor close to a restaurant and a entertainment hall.

Recorded with a Zoom H6 with an attached ms-microphone.

Good headphones recommended.

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Be careful not damaging your hearing!

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Vindasamur morgunn - A windy morning

Skjˇtt skipast ve­ur Ý lofti.

═ morgun rei­ yfir miki­ hvassvi­ri me­ regnhry­jum og um tÝma var vindstyrkur um og yfir 20 m/sek.

TŠkifŠri­ var nřtt og roki­ hljˇ­rita­.

Nota­ur var Zoom H-6 hljˇ­riti me­ X/Y-hljˇ­nema, sem var varinn me­ svampi og lo­hlÝf.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

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In English

The weather changes rapidly in Iceland. This morrning it was quit windy with showers, about 20 m/sec. The opportunity was used to record the wind and the rain.

Recorder: Zoom H-6 with an X/Y microphone covered with a foamshield and a hairy windprotection.

Good headphones recommended.

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Yndisdagur ß Seltjarnarnesi - A beautiful day at Seltjarnarnes

Sunnudaginn 5. Febr˙ar var yndislegt ve­ur ß Seltjarnarnesi, sˇlskyn og stynnings gola ˙ti vi­ sjˇinn.

═ gle­i okkar fundum vi­ ElÝn fyrir ■vÝ a­ vori­ vŠri Ý nßnd.

Zoom H6 hljˇ­riti var tekinn me­ og ms-hljˇ­nemi tŠkisins nota­ur til a­ fanga sŠluna.

Fyrst er mildilegt gjßlfur Ăgis vi­ fj÷rusteinana vi­ ei­i­ ˙t Ý Grˇttu.

Seinna hljˇ­riti­ gefur hljˇ­mynd af fˇlki sem fˇr um g÷ngustÝginn. Ůar trufla­i vindurinn dßlÝti­, en notu­ var lo­hlÝf sem fylgir tŠkinu.

Hljˇ­rita­ me­ Zoom H6. MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

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In English

On February 5 the weather was beautiful in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland, moderate breeze and 7░ Celcius.

The Zoom H6 recorder was brought with us and tested with itĹs ms-mic, covered with the hairy-windprotector which comes with the recorder.

The first recording is an example of the see kissing the stones nearby the island of Grˇtta.

Recording no. 2 is from the pedestrian path further to the east.

Recorded with Zoom H6 on 48 kHz and 24 bits. Using the low-cut filter on the computer.

Good headphones recommended.

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═slandsbanki markar sÚr nřja stefnu Ý a­gengismßlum blindra og sjˇnskertra

Um ■a­ leyti sem netbankar voru stofna­ir sk÷mmu eftir aldamˇtin rei­ ═slandsbanki e­a hva­ sem hann hÚt ■ß ß va­i­ og setti sÚr metna­arfulla a­gengisstefnu.
Ůegar smßforrit fyrir Apple og Android-sÝma voru kynnt hÚr ß landi fyrir tveimur ßrum var forrit ═slandsbanka gert a­ mestu a­gengilegt ■eim sem eru blindir og sjˇnskertir.
═ desember sÝ­astli­num var appi­ e­a smßforriti­ endurnřja­ og ■ß hrundi a­gengi blindra snjallsÝmanotenda.
Eftir a­ bankanum bßrust h÷r­ mˇtmŠli var teki­ til ˇspilltra mßlanna vegna lagfŠringa ß a­genginu. Ůa­ virtist sn˙nara en b˙ist var vi­.
Valur ١r gunnarsson, ■rˇunarstjˇri ═slandsbanka, greindi frß ■essu Ý vi­tali vi­ h÷fund sÝ­unnar.


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HßvŠrar byggingaframkvŠmdir - Noisy constructionwork

═ dag var talsvert um a­ vera hinumegin vi­ Nesveginn fyrir nor­vestan h˙si­ hjß okkur. Byggingahljˇ­in skilu­u sÚr skemmtilega su­vestan vi­ ■a­.
Nota­u var Zoom H6 me­ ßsettum vÝ­um MS-hljˇ­nema.
MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum en ekki of hßtt stilltum.

IN ENGLISH

There is a lot going on on the other side of the road, nortwest from our house.
The sounds are quite interesting at the south-western corner.
A Zoom H6 recorder was used with the attached omnidirectional MS-mic.
Good headphones recommended, but do not set the volume too high.


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┴rleg flugeldaskothrÝ­ - The Annual Fireworks

Um ßramˇtin 2016-17 var talsver­ flugeldaskothrÝ­ ß Seltjarnarnesi.

Tveimur Sennheiser ME-64 var komi­ fyrir nor­an vi­ Tjarnarbˇl 14 u.■.b. 10 m frß h˙sinu. VÝsu­u ■eir ˙t ß nesveginn og var um 30░ hallli ß ■eim. Uppsetningin var AB me­ 30 cm. Millibili. Ůeir voru klŠddir Ý lo­feld frß Rycote.

Hljˇ­rita­ var me­ NAGRA Ares BB+, 24 bitum.

Um er a­ rŠ­a tvŠr ˙tgßfur:

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  1. Fyrri ˙tgßfan er Frß kl. 23:50-0,05 eftir mi­nŠtti.
  2. Hljˇ­riti­ er frß kl. 23:30-0:26 eftir mi­nŠtti.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum. GŠti­ ■ess a­ ska­a ekki heyrn ykkar.

HŠgt er a­ fß upprunalegu WAV-hljˇ­skrßrnar me­ ■vÝ a­ senda t÷lvupˇst ß arnthor.helgason@gmail.com

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In English

The world famous fireworks took place all over Iceland on new years eve.

Two Sennheiser ME-64 were placed some 10 cm from the apartment house of Tjarnarbˇl 14 in Seltjarnarnes facing the main road in a AB setup with 30 cm space. The mics were directed upwards around 30░.

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There are 2 versions of the recording:

  1. From 23:10Ĺ0,04
  2. From 23:30-0,26.

Recorded in 24 bits with a Nagra Ares BB+.

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Wav-files can be obtained by sending email to

Arnthor.helgason@gmail.com

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Good headphones recommended. Please be careful not to damage your hearing.

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