Sounds Of A Matchbox

The purpose of this video was to showcase how everyday items can be used to create music. I was surprised to hear just how many different sounds I was able to produce from a matchbox. Some of the methods used to create the sounds included scratching the top of the box whilst tightening and releasing the hold of my fingers triggered a changing in frequencies.  This technique was also applied to the scratching of the strike layer with tension applied from the matchstick governing the rise in frequency. A circular scratch pattern applied to the top of the matchbox produced a sound resembling that of a vinyl scratch. The microphone used in this video was a Sennheiser 416.

Field Recording - Audio Technica BP 4025 Stereo Microphone

After spending numerous weeks researching microphones to use for field recordings, I decided to purchase the Audio Technica BP 4025 Stereo microphone. The X/Y pattern provides a wide and clear stereo image. This small and light weight microphone is perfect to travel with and fits nicely in my Rhode Blimp. My first recording was of a group of Cockatoos in the forest. I managed to get quite close to the trees they were perched on. I ran the Microphone through a SD302 pre amp to a Tascam Dr100mk2 recorder.