August 17, 2010 Leave a comment
My mics came earlier than expected so I headed to nearby LAX to grab some traffic and plane recordings to test these puppies out. Recording planes landing is more difficult than I thought. The required gain settings for each plane were very different. Once I figured out approximately where the gain should be for each size plane, I would try to spot the plane before I could hear it and adjust accordingly. Many of my recordings were over-modulated, one of them is here anyway just because I liked how it sounded anyway. Can you pick it out? I definitely need to come back in the early morning to try to catch some plane landings minus the ambient noise and knowing what I know now about the appropriate gain settings. Here are a few excerpts:
Plane landing with traffic in foreground.
Traffic near LAX.
Dump truck accerlerates. (What is that other clicking sound towards the end?)
Jet Flyby (beginning cut-off due to unwanted noise)