If you haven’t heard of Gordon Hempton before…aka The Soundtracker, documentary subject, author of One Square Inch of Silence, field recordist…we’ll be remedying that this week. We’ll be posting an interview with the man himself later this week. For now, why not check out some of his thoughts on recording wind and decoding its characteristics based on the time of day and season.
Wind is one of the primal sounds of nature. Whenever we see a blade of grass bend, or a leaf turn, or pine boughs sway, we know that wind is present. While storms make it into headlines less dramatic winds facilitate richer, subtler and more compelling listening experiences.
Continue Reading “How to Record Winds” on the Quiet Planet blog.
While you’re at it, why not read his two part post on using Winds in sound design?