Binaural Recordings

Manhattan - December 2018

The following edited binaural recordings were made on Sunday December 9th and Monday December 10th 2018 in Manhattan, NYC. Included are the soundscapes of Tribeca (N Moore St., around Hook & Ladder 8 for any Ghostbusters fans out there), Midtown, Central Park West plus train rides from 34th Street, Penn Station to Franklin.

A simple Zoom H1n recorder and Roland CS-10EM in-ear binaural microphones were used to capture the sonic landscape. The low-cut filter was engaged and a wooly hat was employed as a windshield.

To get the full binaural effect the recordings need playing back on headphones in a quiet environment. However, please be careful with the volume control and watch out for the loud Car Horn at 3m42s of the “Corner of 6th and 55th” recording it surprises most listeners and is shortly followed by close and loud sirens.

Grand Central Station

The Helmsley Building

John Lennon Memorial

Hook & Ladder 8

If you would like access to an uncompressed versions of the recordings, please contact me and I will share you into my Drive folder.