The Woolsey Fire is now 100% contained but it has burnt a large portion of the Santa Monica mountains where Malibu Creek State Park resides. The fire has left the land, ecosystem, and soundscape changed forever. It will recover in time but it will never be the same. This is one of the reasons I started Travelear with my long time friend Nick, because I know our world is changing.
“Santa Monica Airport” is the new 3D Soundscape on the Travelear app this week. You can hear helicopters and planes fly over your head and then land right in front of you. I also recorded the Air Traffic Control radio traffic in real time so you can hear the pilots and tower talk as aircraft fly around. It’s a pretty cool experience.
I also made a video on how I made the 3D Soundscape. I cover location, gear, setup, and creating the 3D field. If you have any questions I’ll be happy to help, cheers!
Last February I journeyed to upstate New York in a quest for the solitude of a quiet woodsy soundscape. It was a long drive, freezing, snowing, and the dead of winter but it was worth it. It was here in Indian Lake that I captured the sound of a very active and snowy forest.
I also made a video on how I recorded this soundscape, discussing the fundamentals and equipment I used to do it. Click below for the video, then go listen to the finished 3D Soundscape on the Travelear app. Enjoy!
If there was a particular 3D soundscape that I want to record more of, it would be live music. In the summer of 2016 my girlfriend and I took a trip to Italy and in the city of Venice I got my opportunity. On a late humid afternoon I hauled my 3D audio gear and my girlfriend to St. Mark’s Square.