Recording a Room

24/11/2011
  1. Set a microphone up in a room.
  2. Send the signal of the microphone into a Pure Data patch which records for 20 seconds before playing back what it has just recorded.
  3. Have the outgoing audio from Pure Data amplified and played through loudspeakers back into the room to be recorded again.
<object height=”81″ width=”100%”> <param name=”movie” value=”https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28876562″></param&gt; <param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param> https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28876562 </object>  <span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/oliverjowen/roomambience”>Roomambience</a&gt; by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/oliverjowen”>oliverjowen</a></span&gt;

The room was entirely silent when I began the process and it took about 2 hours for the tone to build up to the sound you can hear above.

Even though this is a tried and tested technique, I still find the resulting tones absolutely fascinating. Spending 2 hours sitting in silence whilst the sound built up around me was also an interesting experience.

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One Response to “Recording a Room”

  1. oliverjowen Says:

    Seems to be an issue with my soundcloud player – apologies for the ugly link in the post.


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