FŠrsluflokkur: Environmental sounds

SamrŠ­ur tveggja hrafna 2 Two ravens discussing

F÷studaginn 24. nˇvember 2017, sem var jafnframt svartur f÷studagur, var stynningskaldi af nor­ri ß Seltjarnarnesi og formenn ■riggja stjˇrnmßlaflokka sßtu vi­ a­ mynda stjˇrn.
Um kl. 14:30 heyr­ust tveir hrafnar hefja samrŠ­ur um hvernig skipta skyldi v÷ldum vi­ Tjarnarbˇl. SamrŠ­urnar voru hljˇ­rita­ar.
Skori­ var af 100 ri­um til a­ draga ˙r vindhljˇ­unum.
Hljˇ­rita­ me­ Zoom H6 k˙luhljˇ­nema og notu­ lo­hlÝf.

In English
On Friday Nov. 24 2017 the chair persons of 3 Icelandic political parties were working on a new government. At around 14:30 2 ravens seemed to be discussing how to devide the street of Tjarnarbol between them. The discussions were recorded using a Zoom h6 using a fury protection.
As there was a strong breeze from the north the vind noice might be a little disturbind, but I had to cut of the 100 Hertz.
Good headphones recommended.


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Yndisstund vi­ ĂgisÝ­u - A pleasant moment at a pedestrian path

Mi­vikudaginn 25. oktˇber 2017 var gott ve­ur ß ReykjavÝkursvŠ­inu.

Um kl. 15:30 settist Úg ß bekk vi­ g÷ngustÝginn vi­ ĂgisÝ­u og hljˇ­rita­i ■a­ sem fyrir eyru bar.

Zoom H6 hljˇ­ritinn lß ß bekknum hjß mÚr. Nota­ur var X/Y-vÝ­ˇmshljˇ­neminn sem stilltur var ß 120░.

Ůa­ heyrist Ý flugvÚlum og umfer­inni fyrir aftan mig, en hljˇ­neminn vÝsa­i Ý ßtt a­ sjˇ. Ůß heyrist Ý vatni sem drřpur ni­ur, fuglum og vegfarendum. SÚrstaklega er vakin athygli ß fˇlki sem nßlga­ist (um 5:30 mÝn.) en eiginma­urinn ger­i sÚr grein fyrir a­ veri­ vŠri a­ hljˇ­rita og fˇru hjˇnin a­ hvÝslast ß.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum og loki­ augunum ß me­an ■i­ hlusti­.

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In English

The weather in the afternoon on October 25 2017 was wonderful in Rthe Reykjavik area.

The recording was made on the pedestrian path along ŠgisÝ­a at the western south coast of ReykjavÝk. The trafic behind is heard as well as dripping water and birds as well as planes.

Recorded with Zoom H6 / X/Y mic, set on 120░.

Please close your eyes while listening to the planes, birds, the trafic behind and some birds as well as dripping water and the pedestrians.

Good headphones recommended.

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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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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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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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LÝtil flugvÚl flřgur yfir Seltjarnarnes - A small aircraft flies across Seltjarnarnes

┴ me­an fˇlk hljˇp sem ßkafast Ý 10 km hlaupinu Ý ReykjavÝk 20. ┴g˙st birtist lÝtil flugvÚl ˙r su­austri og flaug Ý nor­vestur yfir Seltjarnarnes.

Hreyfingin heyrist einkar skemmtilega ef notu­ eru gˇ­ heyrnartˇl.

MS-uppsetning: R°de áNt-2A og NT-55.

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In English

While people were running in the Reykjavik run on August 20 a small airplane appeared from south-east flying north-west across Seltjarnarnes.

The movement is quite audible if headphones are used.

MS-setup: R°de NT-2A and NT-55.

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10 km hlaupi­ - The 10 km run

Laugardaginn 20. ßg˙st var 10 km hlaupi­ hß­ a­ venju Ý a­draganda ReykjavÝkurnŠtur.

Ů˙sundir fˇlks ■reyttu hlaupi­.

Andr˙mslofti­ var ■rungi­ gle­i og ■ßtttakendur voru ˇspart hvattir.

Hljˇ­rita­ var nor­anmegin vi­ Tjarnarbˇl 14, ■egar fˇlk hljˇp framhjß eftir Nesveginum.

Nagra Ares BB+ var nota­ur.

Hljˇ­nemunum var komi­ fyrir Ý u.■.b. 175 cm hŠ­. Eftir ß a­ hyggja hef­u ■eir ßtt a­ vera ne­ar til ■ess a­ fanga betur fˇtabur­ ■ßtttakenda.

SÚrst÷k athygli er vakin ß lÝtilli flugvÚl sem heyrist Ý lokin (Ý kringum 26 mÝn). Gl÷ggt heyrist hvernig h˙n kemur ˙r su­austri og heldur Ý nor­vestur.

Nota­ir voru R°de NT2A, stilltur ß ßttu og NT55. Hljˇ­rita­ var Ý MS-stereo.

MŠlt er eindregi­ me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

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In English

The annual 10 km run was held in Reykjavik on August 20 in advance of The Reykjavik Marathon with thousands of participants. The atmosphere was quite vivid and the participant were stimulated by the audience.

Please pay attention to a episode close to the end of the recording, when a small aeroplane which is heard coming from the south-east flying to north-west (around 26 minutis).

A Nagra BB+ was used together with R°de NT-2A in an 8 setup and NT55 as the mid channel. The recording was made in MS-stereo.

The mics were located around 175 cm above the ground. Perhaps they should be kept a bit lower to record the foodsteps of the participants.

Good headphones are recommended.

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HßvŠr kv÷ldgle­i ß h÷fu­borgarsvŠ­inu - A noisy party in the Capital area

Fyrir nokkru var haldi­ kv÷ldsamkvŠmi ß h÷fu­borgarsvŠ­inu. A­ s÷gn nßgranna enda­i ■a­ me­ talsver­um gauragangi sem hÚlt v÷ku fyrir nßgr÷nnum.

Svona hljˇma­i ■a­ ˙r fjarska um kl. 22:40.

Nota­ur var Olympus LS-11 hljˇ­riti.

MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

áHljˇ­riti­ er Ý fullri upplausn og tekur ■vÝ nokkrar sek˙ndur a­ hala ■a­ ni­ur.

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IN ENGLISH

Recently a party was held somewhere in the Capital area in Iceland. It was said that it became quite noisy after midnighht and keapt some neighbours awake.

At around 22:40 it sounded like this from some distance.

An Olympus LS-11 recorder was used.

Good headphones recommended.

The recording is not compressed and takes se veral seconds to download.

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