Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sound Obsession


Once again I have been glued to the computer trying to improve the 57 class sound file.

Danielle thinks that there is something wrong with me and she may be right! On occasion I have been staying up until two o'clock in the morning messing about with sound files. After hours of chuff..........chuff............chuff..............chuff with the occasional whistle mixed in, Danielle came in to the study asking me why I was still up and didn't hold back letting me know that steam engine sounds don't invite a good nights sleep. I just presumed she was sleep walking/talking so I cracked on. Turns out I was wrong!

Anyway, now armed with a few 6029 sounds from the recording session in Canberra and a genuine 57 class recording I have come up with this.

I have ditched the DSLR for shooting video as it doesn't automatically focus. This time I used my crappy phone which unsurprisingly also resulted in crappy video. The sound was captured with a Rode IXY microphone fitted to the phone. Hopefully, through the phones mis-focused haze and etch-a-sketch definition quality you will be able to get some sort of idea of the 57 running.