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Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Drumstruck » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:30 pm

To the men on the forum - any thoughts on this?

All the recordings I've heard lacked the bottom end that you "feel" when you use one.
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Djembe » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:36 am

I have one, but haven't recorded it.
Great sound. I would definitely record in stereo. Any mics with good low freq response should work.
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Chinagraf » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:19 pm

Good pair of mics then pan them left and right plus sum them to an aux panned centre with some sort of sub synthesizer over it like maxx bass or a dbx.
I've heard one good recording on some sfx library years ago.
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Good thinking on the stereo recording - the trajectory of the device in action is a challenge - need a big room I guess...... the depth of note is the other challenge - most mics seem to bottom out too high - I read in one article they produce sonics down to 6Hz (yes, I know we can't hear that deep but we can feel it - especially when you play the device).

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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby graemeh » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Make sure you've got heavy duty windsocks. They stir up a lot of wind. And make sure the mics are outside the arc of the bullroarer or you'll get a big surprise! :)
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby rob » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:39 pm

Some 30 years ago I recorded a bull roarer. In quad no less.
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Kurt » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:22 am

What about binaural recording, so you record what the 'player' hears?
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Re: Recording the voice of Dharramaalan (bullroarer)

Postby Drumstruck » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:19 am

^ that gives me an idea - one omni mic on the player and stereo mics for the listener :-o
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