It’s friday! You know what that means? Another recording of the week installment! This time we have a beautiful recording from Tim Prebble (professional site, blog, SFX, IMDB), a sound designer and recordist based on New Zealand.
Having spent many hours at the Auckland zoo this week recording ambiences I now have a compulsion to emulate exotic birds on my modular synth, especially these senegal doves – I love the intervals & tonality of their song.
We talked with Tim about these recordings and he told us some interesting things:
I was totally transfixed by the musical intervals & tonality of the Senegal doves song – you can see the distinct notes and pitch envelopes of a phrase in the this spectrum analysis.
The subtle downwards pitch bend at the end of each note is clearly visible & adds to the plaintive effect of the bird call. I did some note analysis & these Senegal Doves song alternates between F5 and G5.
Recording of the Week is a series of posts dedicated to feature a sound recording published in the community during each week, in order to promote different kinds of recordists over the web.