Remembering Malibu Creek State Park

Garett sits in a field wearing headphones with the
Recording one of my first 3D Soundscapes for Travelear in a field in Malibu Creek State Park, November 2016.

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.

I wanted to create a library of 3D Soundscapes of places that would one day no longer be here. Malibu Creek State Park is an unfortunate example of the inevitable.

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New 3D Soundscape on the Santa Monica Airport and how I Recorded it

“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!

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Recording a Winter Forest 3D Soundscape

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!

Recording Live Music in 3D Audio: The Orchestras of Venice Italy

Garett and 3D Audio gear
3D Audio recording in Venice!

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.

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