Last January, I was excited to try the Telinga MK2 Kit in the northern forest! I used it along with a Sennheiser MKH8090.
I took advantage of being in an uncrowded surrounding like this winter snowy forest.
Although it was a little too quiet, I successfully recorded some crows. I have to say that the conditions are not ideal to stay still for long hours as it is cold and had no tripod to hold the dish firmly.
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.