Along with last year winter trip, I went few days this year near Saint Michel-des-Saints and saint-Zenon in the Laurentian forest.
I went around snowy trails in traditional snowshoes
I was able to record a lot of footsteps sounds in the snow with or without snowshoes.
I mostly tried to capture the typical winter soundscape in the forest, which is mostly based on the absence of sound 🙂
Snow being a natural sound absorber, it feels really empty being out there, although at times distant birds call and tweets resonate through a forest and echoes on hills: the show of Nature.
Last year, at the end of February / Beginning of March, I did a trip in the northern forests of Montreal, Quebec. Near Rawdon, there are some great pieces of typical forest.
This was the first part of a series of winter forests recording sessions.
I stayed 3 days recording day and night ambiences of the snowy Nature.
I walked many hours in the cold in order to find some interesting locations.
Even with snowshoes, it was difficult to get around as the snow was soft and deep, I easily sunk into the snow cover.
All in all it was a great time where I could record some quiet ambiences without human noise. I got some birds, crows, freezing rain, snow blizzard, chilly wind, woodpeckers…
I used a double M/S Rig with a AKG C414 configured in Bidirectionnal and 2 Rode NT5.