Direct mp4 file download or play: Bicycle Horn Underwater 2016
Direct mp4 file download or play: Bicycle Horn Underwater 2016
I’ve updated a few of things. There is a direct download or play link just below the Flash Player for devices not compatible with Flash. Be aware it is a large amount of data and there can be buffering, but you can download the file. There is a new picture of the Funcube Pro Plus dongle and I replied to the last comment from Emily Taylor, which explains what my main interest is now. I can assure you they are not fishing and hunting!
Direct mp4 download or play: BRM 8-09-2015
Here is my recording of a baby room monitor using a software defined radio. It was recorded from inside my living room using my discone antenna, Airspy, and SDR# (SDRSharp). Video and audio were captured with Daum Potplayer at a true 16×9 resolution of 848 by 480 pixels.
I thought by now everyone using baby room monitors would have moved away from 49 megahertz analog technology. Reception is noisy because of a somewhat weak signal and humming sound, possibly a fan blowing on the microphone. Maybe that fan was upsetting the baby. Also note, I neglected to show the waterfall display on the video itself, and the tuning was off by .016. My fault.
Notice the waveform for the selected signal (49.830 megahertz) is more pointy compared to the video.This happened after I stopped recording.
Direct mp4 download or play: Wireless Microphones 8-7-2016
I think I stumbled onto several feeds of wireless microphones from a performance. Actually, I was searching for a PA system wireless mike feed from the big fair we have in Seattle every year at the beginning of August, called Seafair. There was one signal at about 513.2 megahertz that appeared to be the KIRO – TV channel 7 audio, but they were very careful to cut off their mikes during commercials. Channel 7 televises Seafair every year. The signals were all wide band FM, and due to the great distance (possibly over a mile), there was a lot of fading and drop outs. The large wide areas that show up on the display while tuning, and appear to be strong signals are local digital ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) Seattle TV channels. I used SDRSharp and Airspy to receive wth a simple ground plane verticle antenna, extended to about 5 and a half inches. The antenna is mounted on a microphone stand, inside my house. Screen capture was done with Potplayer.
Here is my recording of the 4th of July for 2016. The microphones cost less than two dollars each, and the phantom power adapters were under fifty dollars apiece. Well worth it, considering there are other solutions costing hundreds. I grounded the metal frame of the window where one of the microphones was placed, due to hum pick up. There are power lines parallel to the window about thirty feet away. I measured several volts of alternating current between the metal window frame and the Mackie mixer. The ground wire worked perfectly, eliminating all hum from the audio.
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 1
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 2
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 3
Direct mp4 file download or play: video commentary
phantom power adapters (more information here)
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday – April 3rd, 1987 – Part 1
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday – April 3rd, 1987 – Part 2
Here is video recorded at my grandmother’s house in Santa Rosa, California, on my thirty-third birthday in 1987. It features banter between myself, my grandmother, my mother, and my father. Starting around 12:05 on the count, part 1, I am in the video, with my birthday cake. We make wishes, and I cut the cake. Later my mother sings “Happy Birthday.” At about 03:08 on the count, part 2, my mother begins to perform “California, Here I Come,” which is heard on my other post “California.” At about 08:15 on the count, part 2, you can see I’ve connected an external, tiny condenser microphone to the camera. It has a deeper, less distorted sound, in my opinion. The external microphone is picking up the hum of the refrigerator.
The camera was a Sony CCD-V110 8MM camcorder.
Direct mp4 download or play: Video – Tucson, Arizona – 5-7-2016
This is the raw video I made for a Negativland performance “Content!” at The Loft in Tucson, Arizona.
Direct mp4 download or play: Common Sense Self Defense
This 16 millimeter educational film from 1977 was purchased on eBay, and features Gene Rayburn from Match Game. Sorry about the poor focus, but I had to run the film slightly out of focus to get a more uniform appearance across the frame. Sometimes film doesn’t always lay flat as it passes through the projector.
I was unable to find another video of this film on the internet, although I didn’t try very hard. I guess this film might be considered rare.
Direct mp4 download or play: Fetch My Cigarettes – some outtakes
Here are some outtakes from “Fetch My Cigarettes,” a video Negativland and I made in the early 1980s. This video may also be known as “David, Where Are My Cigarettes?” and it became part of the compilation of videos called “No Other Possibility.”
Be sure to check this out and other items on my YouTube channel!
Direct mp3 download or play: New Year’s 2016 – Seattle
New Year’s 2016 Seattle
This was recorded at my home in Seattle from about 11:55 PM, December 31st, 2015 to about 12:15 AM, January 1st, 2016. Sorry about the distortion. I guess I recorded a little hot or a VST plugin was set incorrectly. Some of the explosions seem to be quite clear, but others have a “crackle” sound. The square waveform is plainly visible and clip repair only lowers the amplitude of the clipped audio and it remains distorted.
Direct mp3 download or play: New Year’s 2016 – New York
New Year’s 2016 New York
This was captured from an online open microphone from approximately 11:58 PM, December 31st, 2015 to about 12:08 AM, Eastern Standard Time, January 1st, 2016.
Direct mp3 download or play: New Year’s 2016 – Chicago
New Year’s 2016 Chicago
This was captured from an online open microphone from approximately 11:58 PM, December 31st, 2015 to about 12:08 AM, Central Standard Time, January 1st, 2016.