Oover two weeks ago, Tim Prebble make this very insightful post on a field recording trip he took to Japan. I cannot recommend this post enough. Time for a blurb:
And a philosophical sidenote for anyone who has made it this far…. Believe me when I say this, there are far more “convenient” ways of recording useable sound than what I am evolving… One pair of mics and a single recorder means you end up with what you get – a single point of view or perspective. But its a long way to go, to experience & record sound in only 2 dimensions. What interests me is multi faceted: capturing the moment, capturing aspects of the spatial dimension and then, choosing what to do with it all afterwards, when it is in context. A single recorder and a pair of mics would be so much easier to travel with… but if such things were ‘easy’ and convenience was the primary goal then anyone could do it (& they’d likely turn up with a portable recorder with built in mics or an iPhone app)
And case you missed the blog link the first time. Here you go.