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Re: one of first recordings w/WL183s

Subject: Re: one of first recordings w/WL183s
From: "jungletrecker" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:04:10 -0000

Nice to hear a little geothermal interlude in the mix... and the
treefrog too...

Most of my recordings of geothermal sounds recorded at Rincon De La
Vieja and Volcan Arenal in Costa Rica also have had some kind of
wildlife sounds present. For some reason... it is tough to cram those
vents, mudpots, cauldrens, fumaroles, and eruptions into an isolation
booth for a entirely discreet geothermal source recording... but I
still am glad I have successflully recorded a fair diversity of
geothermal sounds to date in those areas like the Arenal Volcano...
although the electromagnetic storms/ close calls with lightning
strikes have been somewhat intimidating, not to mention the Denge
fever outbreaks in the rainy season.

I was once told by a California North Valley local here in Chico that
recording in the winter in Lassen Park while there was snow fresh on
the ground may possibly be quieter in regards to background sounds for
Mt. Lassen geothermal sounds, but have yet to record there despite it
only being an hour and a half or two away. One of these years perhaps...

However, I have heard that the Lassen National Park area may have
plenty of great isolated recording zones of interest depending upon
the time of year and location. At one point, a friend's story of
mountain lion cries keeping him up all night in Lassen Park had at one
point sparked my interest in doing some recording there... but, to
date, I have been procrastinating for years regarding camping out
there and exploring the park and its sounds.

Thanks for sharing your recording! Keep trekking...

All the Best,

Jeff Daub
Chico, CA

I--- In  Debbi B <> wrote:
> Here's a clip of a fumarole (unedited except to cut the end off
where a car
> went by and fade) that I recorded with my new WL-183s at Lassen
> NP. The fumaroles were the best ones of what I tried to record since
> was the first time I'd used these (on my shoulders).
> There's a treefrog in the background. Actually, it sounds like a
> in a washing machine.
> Debbi


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