Naturerecordists 2001 Worldwide Dawn Chorus Recordings
Rudy Trubitt Contribution
Copyright Rudy Trubitt, 2001
My recording is from King's Canyon, which is in the Sierra Nevada
range of central California. King's Canyon is a glacier-carved
valley, much like Yosemite, which lies not far to the north. King's
Canyon, while not quite as spectacular as Yosemite, is still very
beautiful, and far, far less crowded!
I was on a casual camping trip with friends, but brought along a
minimal recording rig. I awakened around dawn as the birds began
singing. As I am a recordist, rather than a naturalist, I won't
presume to identify the birds I recorded. My decision to stay inside
my tent was rewarded by one bird landing very near my position--you
can hear the flutter of its wings just before its loud calls half-way
through my 10 second edit.
Mic: Shure VP88 stereo, "wide" position, no low cut. Deck: Sharp
MD702 mkII MD recorder. Signal processing: Cool Edit 2000 noise
reduction (several mild passes for the noisy mic-pre), Edit and MP3
Encoding: Steinberg Wavelab.