2006/08/04, 16:17:52, UTC

 4th July Fireworks

The New York July 4th Fireworks have a great deal of LF energy, but I think I had the End-Fire switch pushed in on the ST250 control box, so some fiddling may be required to get the right set-up. (Hey, it was dark and I'd forgotten my flashlight.) The recording was made on the FDR Drive at about 46th Street. Not ideal, as the United Nations buildings and gardens overhang the road at this point, so very little in the way of building bounce. Better for me though, because far fewer people and far enough away for the music to be pretty much inaudible. These fireworks should have the same peak levels as the Thamesday, but overall, the levels will be down as I was a good distance away from the display - about 1.5 km, I estimate. This was partly deliberate, as the display is set to music and for me to be able to use it publicly, the music must be inaudible. In New York, I was at ground level with an elevated roadway directly behind me, which was masking the building reflections from the rear. As the display is launched form a barge in the middle of the East River, which is very wide at that point, there are also fewer close buildings to provide reflections.
  Map    New York City, New York, United States of America

Source type: Recording
Ambisonic order: F (4 ch) 1st order 3D
Recording device: Metric Halo MIO 2882+DSP directly to a Mac 1.5 Gig 15" PowerBook G4
Microphone name: Soundfield ST250
Array type: Tetrahedron

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