This year I was fortunate enough to get intimately involved with Electric Spring 2016 and given the opportunity to run tech for the festival’s final night.
Atrium Installation – Electric Spring 2016
Audio / Visual Performance – Electric Spring 2016
A number brilliant artists presented their work over the week, with projects ranging from audio/visual experiences to surround sound immersion and interactive installations; all of which was enabled by the University’s HISS equipment.
This week I took the opportunity to mix the amazing Jah Wobble, and got to play with the university’s new DiGiCo SD8 digital desk.
Jah Wobble Band
FOH – Jah Wobble
Photos courtesy of Martin Chung and The University of Huddersfield.
Tonight I have been involved with the setup of an 8 channel surround sound system for experimental violinist Mieko Kanno and a number of the university’s postgraduate students. An exciting display of live sounds mixed with digital audio processing, all running through the analogue Soundcraft Ghost.
Mieko Kanno Live – Soundcraft Ghost
Here’s a demo of what can be achieved with the sound library I’ve been working on.
Hard at work over the next two weeks working with the brilliant guitarist Christopher McLaren.
Christopher McLaren Recording
One beautiful space and seven great microphones are all it takes to capture an emotionally stirring collection of music. Included in this this session are a valve body mic, a spaced omni pair, ORTF from behind and a Blumlein pair.
Drum Recording at Loft Music Studios
Laying down drums for one of my own tracks last night.
A sneak peak at things to come…
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Out and about this week collecting sounds for the Huddersfield – Ambience & Foley Sound Library. Indoors and outdoors, town centre to the middle of the woods, all have been sonically explored.
On Location in Longley Woods
To collect such a wide variety of sounds I’m making use of the trusty Roland R-26 portable recorder in conjunction with a Beyerdynamic MC 836 Shotgun Microphone; monitoring on location with a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770M headphones.