2008/04/22, 08:30:08, UTC

 Cannons 1

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire off gun salutes on various occasions in London's Royal Parks. Today was Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday and I popped down to Hyde Park with the TetraMic to grab a few gun-shots. Unfortunately, there were rather more security people than usual around and I was moved from place to place until I was right in front of the guns at a distant of about sixty feet. This is not good as the pressure wave effectively records as a DC pulse and comes out as a click. There are six cannons and the last two produce sounds that are just about usable. In this recording, I've taken six of the furthest gunshots and joined them together, with a quick-ish fade at the end. But be warned, there's a LOT of LF in this recording.
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Source type: Recording
Ambisonic order: F (4 ch) 1st order 3D
Recording device: L'Interface Mysterioso & Mac G4 Powerbook
Microphone name: Core Sound TetraMic
Array type: Tetrahedral
Capsule type: Cardioid
Calibration method: Dave McGriffy's VVTetraVST

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