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  • About 10 miles southwest of Hana, Hawaii is Kipahulu and Whispering Winds Bamboo

    Whispering Winds Bamboo

    http://www.whisperingwindsbamboo.com/

    On a recent vacation to Maui I had hoped to make an ambient recording of the wind moving through a bamboo forest.  On the early afternoon of November 21, 2010 I received permission from Rich, one of the owners of this co-op to record on their property.  My wife found an area that had open clumps of black bamboo

    Open Clusters of Black Bamboo at Whispering Winds Bamboo Kipahulu, Maui

    that was creaking and clacking in strengthening gusts.  I set up my home made Jecklin disc http://www.studiy.tv/?p=22

    Jecklin Disc with pair of MHK 20's and home made windjammers

    with a pair of MHK 20′s and recorded for 57 minutes when the wind died.

    Here is a 7.5 minute snippet.

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    44.1Hz 16 bit

    Sennheiser MHK-20′s

    Sound Devices 722

    I reduced some of the rumble (100Hz), but otherwise left things alone.   At 59 sec a bird can be heard which I could not see nor identify by voice.  If you can,  please let me know.

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  • A front moved through starting during the night with the wind whistling high through the pines in the campground.  I got up early and placed the Olympus LS-10 on a mini tripod about 5 inches off the ground and placed it in a blueberry thicket about 8 feet from the shore.  I was hoping that the placement would cut down on the rumble that results from high wind even with a fake fur cover for the microphones.  One can hear the wavelets lapping against the rocky shore and the wind gusts roaring high in the pines.  At lake level gusts measured up to 15 mph with a Kestrel 3500 and I imagine the winds were stronger higher up.

    Some rumble was unavoidable and I did not edit it out.  The rustling is from the blueberry bushes immediately surrouding the recorder.  At 06:17 one can hear a branch snap.

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