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Paisajes sonoros de las Islas Canarias
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Apr
24

  Finding the right spot along a long wall

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The “Risco de Tibataje” is 8 kilometres long, and we had to find a good spot where the echo/reflection would be best.
We had not only to find the spot but also to find out where to place the microphones. We had three drums and with each drum we placed a Zoom H2.
Then we had to find the right spot to put the other microphones which would catch the sounds of the three drums and the Risco!
Here we used DPA 4060/4090 microphones and taped the sounds with a Tascam DA-P2 hard disk recorder.
The first spot we found when we went up the “Camino de la Peña”, an old footpath where the people would walk along during the “Bajada”. It is now closed because it is too dangerous, but we didn´t have to go up all the way. The drums are at about 100 metres from each other.

Risco de Tibataje

Risco de Tibataje

On Tuesday we eventually found the right spot. On Wednesday we went back to make tests for the recordings.

View from recording location

View from recording location


Trying if there is an echo

Trying if there is an echo

Piet Hein and Michael Fahres had to check all recordings made that day to see if any alterations of the installation had to be made.


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