Recording Snow Falling Off Trees in North Idaho

Frank Bry, sound designer/recordist and very good friend of Sonic Terrain, has published a fantastic post in his blog, talking about a recent experience he had recording snow falling off trees.

One of the things I’ve always wanted to record was the sound of the snow falling off the towering Fir trees here in North Idaho. For the last 15 years I’ve tried many times but the conditions were always terrible. There was usually too much wind or the trees were wet and dripping or it was just plain impossible to get clean recordings. Over this past Thanksgiving weekend the conditions were perfect. Over a 3 day period 18 inches of snow had fallen, it was really cold and there was no wind to speak off. Now all I had to do was figure a way to get the snow to fall off the trees.

Let’s listen to the recordings:

Frank recorded the snow sounds at 96kHz/24-Bit using a Sound Devices 702 recorder with Sanken CSS-5 and Audio Technica AT-835ST microphones.

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Miguel Isaza M

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