5 Things To Avoid During Field Recording

The obstacles that may ruin your field recording

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Field Recording

Recording in the field is not much different from recording in a studio. However, there are things you should avoid to make your field trip more effective and your field recording much clearer.

1Wind

Wind is the first and the foremost challenge you will encounter during your field recording. If you are not recording any wind noise, then you should somehow avoid windy areas or use windscreens to lower wind noise.

Humans

2Humans

If the focus point of your field recording is not humans, then it is better to stay away from them. Because they purposely or accidentally make noises that may interrupt your recording. There are not so many field recordists out there so when you go out to record some sounds, make sure you are ready for curious eyes.

Traffic

3Traffic

Since there are a lot of roads and lanes these days, it is hard to avoid traffic noise. But it is not impossible. Simply scouting the area where you will record beforehand or planning your trip carefully may save you a lot of time.

Fly

4Insects and other creatures

Although all living things are part of nature and they bring more life to your natural field recordings, sometimes they may ruin your trip. To avoid them, you may plan an evening or late night field recording.

Noise

5Any other noises

You should avoid all noises that will not be part of your field recording. The planning stage is critical to avoid capturing unwanted noises.

Now that you know better, you may start planning your first field trip.

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