This short 4 minute movie gives an impression of and provides a little analytical data and methodology for recording impulse responses in a historic building, in this case Arbroath Abbey. As a continuing process of defining a methodology I hope to add each new field recording as the opportunities to record in such sites evolve. Thus begins a digital heritage archiving project designed to store acoustic signatures.
This field trip was conducted as part of a continuing study in impulse response recording and acoustic ecology and heritage and is the main focus for my current MSc by research in Sound Design.
Arbroath Abbey: Sacristy
Location Arbroath Abbey: Sacristy
Temperature 13 C
IR source Balloon burst
Recording equipment Marantz PMD661 internal microphones and Alesis Palmtrack
No. Channels 2
File format Wav
Bit depth 24
Sample rate 48KHz
Source position Centre of the room
Microphone position Entrance to internal doorway in South wall
Source/microphone proximity 2m distance approx..
Personnel Nick Green with assistance from Francis Green and Aileen Brown