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Re: quiet spaces

Subject: Re: quiet spaces
From: "" soma611
Date: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:53 am ((PST))
In a message dated 12/5/2007 1:50:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,  

hello again all
i'm on a project now and i need to record some quiet  ambience
tracks [fields, forests, etc]. problem is, i'm in nyc which is one  of
the loudest places i've ever lived.
i've rented cars and gone  upstate, gone to jersey, and headed south
but i cannot seem to escape the  ever-present drone of distant traffic.

are there any places in this  north east region that someone can
recommend? anyplace within, say, within  8 hours of nyc?
is there a google map or google earth project that shows  quiet areas?
if not, does anyone know how to make one?

as a general  rule, how far should one be from a highway to avoid
traffic? 1 mile?  2?


I've been recording in the pine barrens of New Jersey for a couple of  years; 
one can isolate himself here with little effort.  However, aircraft  is a 
near-constant problem -- which is why most of my recordings are taken after  
midnight.  Wharton State Forest (including the Batsto area) has become my  area 
choice, as sand-road travel (4-wheel drive and GPS recommended) allows  one 
to wander at least a few miles from any well-traveled road. 

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