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Re: What is a good nature sound recording?

Subject: Re: What is a good nature sound recording?
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Thu Nov 1, 2012 4:55 pm ((PDT))
First I want to say that grummyaa is pointing at something.
To classify recordings from the recordist=B4s aim with them, like "this
is a M/S track made with the aim to be used by television and other
commercial purposes with similar demands."
Or "this track in manipulated as good as I can, to fit peoples PC

I don't see how such a "declaration of purpose" would ever contradict
freedom of art, or similar.


I will do my best to avoid philosophy here:

if you have a recording that you really want to share with people, as
a good example of what you think is "a good nature sound recording "
- what would you do?
1/ Add it on SoundCloud as it is, - as you hear it -or
2/ postproduce it, so that it fits better to PC loudspeakers and
kitchen radios?


At 18:13 2012-11-01, you wrote:
> > So: What characterizes "all the other recordings on Soundcloud, that
>people say are so good"?
>What kind of "quality" do people get inspired too, by all "like" on
>the web? :-\
>In other words, it is an objective judgement. Just as it is impossible
>to reproduce a pictorial scene, but only to show a representatio of,
>say, a landscape. We can only reproduce the effect of a soundscape.
>How well we do this is an artistic matter.
>I've tried out birdsong recordings on my cats and sometimes they react
>but as soon as they discover there are no birds in the room, they lose
>Recording is an art, not an exact reproduction of sounds. We have a
>wide range of techniques which this list is all about, but the end
>result we want is one which intrigues or excites the listener, not the
>one with the best "technical quality". A good sound image must trigger
>the imagination, and hold it, unlike with cats.
>David Brinicombe
>North Devon, UK
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