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OTHER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN MUSIC => Everything and Nothing => Topic started by: False Mirror on December 15, 2011, 08:43:11 PM

Title: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: False Mirror on December 15, 2011, 08:43:11 PM
One of my dreams in the category "technically impossible at the moment" is the idea of having a network of microphones all around the world (in deserts, in the arctic, on a buoy in the middle of the ocean, and so on) which stream their input to the internet in high quality and you can access them all the time (wouldn't that be great?).
Of course this isn't feasible yet (power consumption, maintenance, network uplink, costs ...), but as a first step into that dream, I mounted a very cheap unused microphone outside one of my windows and stream it to my server using an unused laptop.
Maybe that's boring for most people, but I love to listen to it - even if the quality of that system is worse than bad:

http://falsemirror.de:8000/mic.m3u (http://falsemirror.de:8000/mic.m3u)
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: hdibrell on December 15, 2011, 10:00:34 PM
That's great! I was enjoying listening to that. Somebody on the forum had a link to an aeolian harp somewhere in Europe, I think Germany, that was really neat to listen to. That's a great idea to have them all over the world.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: False Mirror on December 16, 2011, 04:27:06 AM
That's great! I was enjoying listening to that. Somebody on the forum had a link to an aeolian harp somewhere in Europe, I think Germany, that was really neat to listen to. That's a great idea to have them all over the world.

Thanks! Hehe that was also me ;-)
The aeolian harp is in the same city (Ulm, South Germany) as the field recording livestream. It's actually not mine, it's a donation to the university (it is located on the campus) by a friend of mine. I just set up the streaming.
http://windharfe.campus.uni-ulm.de/windharfe.m3u (http://windharfe.campus.uni-ulm.de/windharfe.m3u)
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: hdibrell on December 16, 2011, 02:31:45 PM
Well, that makes sense that both recordings were yours. They both have a very peaceful feel to them. Thanks for posting the aeolian harp link again I had lost that and intended to look for it again.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: hdibrell on December 16, 2011, 02:38:22 PM
One of my dreams in the category "technically impossible at the moment" is the idea of having a network of microphones all around the world (in deserts, in the arctic, on a buoy in the middle of the ocean, and so on) which stream their input to the internet in high quality and you can access them all the time (wouldn't that be great?).

http://falsemirror.de:8000/mic.m3u (http://falsemirror.de:8000/mic.m3u)
I really like that idea. I enjoy listening to these field recordings of yours as much as I do recorded, composed ambient music. Especially when working or surfing on my computer.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: cromag on December 17, 2011, 12:17:27 AM
Sounds like someone just drove up.  Now, people laughing and the sound of a gate latch?

I like being able to build my own narrative to fit the soundtrack.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: False Mirror on December 17, 2011, 05:36:53 AM
Hehe.
Well you can usually hear people, slow driving cars and the 13 bells of world's tallest church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulm_Minster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulm_Minster)
This is how the street looks: http://www.google.de/search?q=herrenkellergasse+ulm&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch (http://www.google.de/search?q=herrenkellergasse+ulm&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch)
On Saturdays it's a pedestrian zone.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: El culto on December 17, 2011, 04:05:54 PM
Tobias,

what about this?

http://www.awi.de/de/aktuelles_und_presse/hintergrund/palaoa_wie_klingt_das_suedpolarmeer/livestream/ (http://www.awi.de/de/aktuelles_und_presse/hintergrund/palaoa_wie_klingt_das_suedpolarmeer/livestream/)

 8)

Feel free to translate the matter of the site to the community (sorry but im tooooo tired to do it right now)

Cheers,
Tomas
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: False Mirror on December 17, 2011, 06:07:47 PM
Wow, that's awesome. Thanks dude!  :)

Here's a rough translation of the link Tomas posted above:

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All sounds recorded by PALAOA are send via WLAN to the Neumayer station and from there to Bremerhaven. Here you can listen to what can be heard in the Antarctic Sea.
Due to the long signal path of 15,000 km the live stream  might experience delays or downtimes. In that case you will be hearing the latest recordings of the last days. If the broadcast shouldn't work at all please try again later or listen to our selection of examples: animal noises or ice sounds

mp3 Stream: http://icecast.awi.de:8000/PALAOA.MP3.m3u (http://icecast.awi.de:8000/PALAOA.MP3.m3u)
OGG Stream: http://icecast.awi.de:8000/PALAOA.OGG.m3u (http://icecast.awi.de:8000/PALAOA.OGG.m3u)

I think I could listen to that forever...
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: False Mirror on December 17, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
Ah there's also an English version of the site, so forget my lousy translation:
http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/livestream/ (http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/livestream/)
http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/ (http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/)
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: Jeff Sampson on December 18, 2011, 09:30:36 PM
This is, indeed, awesome. Actually, I'm starting with the Antarctica site and working my way backwards through the thread. Thanks, very much, Tomas and Tobias!
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: zzzone.net on December 25, 2011, 04:40:53 AM
Ah there's also an English version of the site, so forget my lousy translation:
http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/livestream/ (http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/livestream/)
http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/ (http://www.awi.de/en/news/background/palaoa_what_does_the_southern_ocean_sound_like/)

Excellent.  I just added this stream as a favorite to my music server and I have it going all over the house. 

No one has commented on the content.  There are some hauntological howls and  massive thumps.  It's quite interesting: a portal into intense climatological extremes and isolation. 

Wonderful.  Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: Seren on January 17, 2012, 05:56:41 AM
just read this on BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16555916 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16555916)

http://www.listentothedeep.com (http://www.listentothedeep.com)

not able to listen at work - but looks interesting....

Title: Re: Field Recording Livestream
Post by: hdibrell on January 23, 2012, 02:24:55 PM
This is an interesting site. The sounds are a lot different than what I expected. They are a bit harsher than I thought they would be.