"In some circumstances a change in the acoustic environment is the first indication of rainfall … In Australia it is particularly noticeable as an acoustic phenomena, due to the widespread use of corrugated iron and steel roofing, in some extreme cases making all work and conversation impossible until the rain event ceases or subsides."
Creativity + Complexity Part 2: Rainwire, David Burraston.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Framework Radio has published #503: 2015.03.15 [blanca rego], which is my third rain remix—the first one is unpublished, the second one was made for Détour.
In this case, all sound recordings are from Galicia (mainly A Coruña) and Catalunya (mainly Barcelona), the two places were I've lived during long periods of time—in fact, the podcast starts with a recording made at my childhood/teenage bedroom and ends with a recording made at one of my last places at Barcelona, the only flat where I've lived alone.
You can listen to the podcast and find more information about it at Framework Radio.
Thanks to: Patrick McGinley | Iago González | Chiu Longina | Marco Maril | Carlos Suárez | Justin Bennett | Philippe Faujas | Pedro Montesinos | Pablo Sanz | Mikel R. Nieto
Saturday, 14 March 2015
"The acoustic dynamics of rainfall is incredibly large, from a light drizzle to extreme weather events (high winds and storms). Examination of the piezo ceramic output on an oscilloscope when actuated with impulses revealed quite a large voltage swing, sometimes in the order a several volts. I made a decision to build a prototype preamp stage using valves (vacuum tubes) instead of transistors. Valves are much more forgiving and musical when overloaded, and my early rainfall recording experiments in April 2008 with transistor preamps would sometimes suffer from unwanted / unmusical distortions. I have also made a number of experimental preamps that used Field Effect Transistors (FETs) which are generally considered to be closer to a valve in response, and although the results were useable, the valve preamps definitely produced a better sound."
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