What does burning man Sound like at night?

What does burning man Sound like at night?

Postby 3l3tronic » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:02 pm

Heres an excellent 5.1 surround recoding bumped down to stereo recording from Sterling ELy...

This is him walking up to the 3L3TRONIC djing on the ROBOT HEART bus at the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS SOMA sculpture.

http://www.sterlingely.com/2009/10/29/testing-out-streaming-surround-sound-audio-via-divshare/

"I recorded this using a Zoom H2 velcroed to my shoulder and converted it to binaural stereo using Vortex Zoom Encoder.

This is an unedited clip, hence why you can hear me adjusting the velcro at the beginning as I walk towards the bus. Stick with it, things’ll get more interesting in a sec :)

Why binaural stereo (simulated surround) and not true 5.1 channel surround audio you ask? Because I can’t stream full surround, and most likely you can’t play it. (The binaural surround simulation is very effective on (good) headphones, but will just sound like regular stereo when played over your computer speakers) Hear the those intermittent whooshes behind you? Yeah, big fire jets being shot from the latest sculpture by the Flaming Lotus Girls.

Anyway, this was really just a quick post to make sure everything works right. All systems go.

Stay tuned for lots more (edited) surround recordings."
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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:05 pm

To me... at night.... Burning Man sounds like a big wet fart....but with some chunkage at the end.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:54 pm

I like the nights it sounds like moans of ecstasy, coming from my "playmate" and myself...........
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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:56 pm

That can be the same thing, ya' know ?
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Postby ygmir » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:57 pm

well, yes, I do know.........ergo my specific reference to the presence of "another" (human)........

I suppose, when alone, the sounds are more like a blacksmith working........
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Re: What does burning man Sound like at night?

Postby Jiva » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

3l3tronic wrote:Why binaural stereo (simulated surround) and not true 5.1 channel surround audio you ask?"


If anyone actually does ask you that, I suggest you kick them squah in the nuts.
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Postby gyre » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:38 am

So is this simulated binaural stereo or just simulated stereo?
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Postby 3l3tronic » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:02 am

gyre wrote:So is this simulated binaural stereo
or just simulated stereo?

It was recorded in 5.1 and then bumped down to stereo, as streaming 5.1 is a challenge.
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Postby gyre » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:17 am

Does that work?
I have heard of unpleasant artifacts created by blending surround together.

Unless I am unfamiliar with something here, binaural refers to a specific method of recording, duplicating human hearing at the recording point.

I have heard some good simulators.
The best I have is on a 1987 sony vcr.
Most seem to have issues.
This has caused a lot of problems with the digital tv conversion and is the reason for a lot of bad audio.
The gov cecbs are restricted and some are just processing audio in a poor manner, as surround is not allowed.
Bizarre.
That's why I ask about the down converting.
Or are you just dropping all but the left/right?
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Postby gyre » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:18 am

3l3tronic wrote:
gyre wrote:So is this simulated binaural stereo or just simulated stereo?

It was recorded in 5.1 and then bumped down to stereo, as streaming 5.1 is a challenge.

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Postby Stickygreen » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:38 am

make the 5.1 available for DL, i'd love to experience the playa in surround!
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Postby Homiesinheaven » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:48 am

the fire is awesome and it sounds cool but as you approach the music it shifts from left to center a lot. was the recorder turning a lot or something? the stereo panning is disorienting.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:59 pm

I cannot open the site.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:08 pm

The Man Burning sounds like a lot crackling and popping with drums and random shouts from a large crowd.

Oh, and techno music, too.
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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:56 pm

What does BM sound like at Night?

If your near our camp it can sound like anything: Barfing sounds, unbridled passion, laughing, hooting and hollering, or any combination of the above, all underscored by a steady 'Oontz Oontz Oontz Oontz... tickadee tickadee tickadee tickadee"
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Postby TomServo » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:07 am

It sounds like chicken.

Mornings my favorite time. Sounds less like burning man, and more like a huge camp ground... but funnier.
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Postby oscillator » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:10 am

Weird. I always camp right up on the Esplanade & the only thing I ever hear, morning, noon & night is this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye3ecDYxOkg[/youtube]
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Postby AntiM » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:33 am

What just happened?
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Postby zachass » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:34 am

Thanks for this. Not sure how how the mixdown is done, but really nice channel separation.

Were it not for the dust, I'd be real temped to record sets at Burning Man as a momento. Is that even allowed? Artists' permission?
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Postby goathead » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:13 pm

The plans of virgins, always so ambitious.

:lol:

until they discover playa time.

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Postby zachass » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:37 pm

goathead wrote:The plans of virgins, always so ambitious.

:lol:

until they discover playa time.

:lol:


:lol: Fair enough. But a small, high quality digital recorder doesn't take up much space, Just curious.

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Postby searock420 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:19 pm

Unfuckin' real.
Makes you realize you really want to be there
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Let's spread the sounds!

Postby DancesWithElves » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:37 pm

I'd love to put more recordings like this on PlayaTunes (http://www.PlayaTunes.com) - the whole point of the site is to relive the aural experiences of BRC, so if anyone has any recordings to send, or links to things already posted & hosted somewhere, please let me know and I'll put them on the site.

Also, I'm trying to start EARLY this year (since I know how playa time effects me once I'm out there) to get the planning in gear for recordings, so any ideas or assistance would be most welcome!

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what does the burn sound like at night?

Postby citrus » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:51 pm

to me it sounds like one big heart beat! :D
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Postby klondike_bar » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:52 am

i bet you could get 5.1 to tream okay if you reduced the quality slightly.

i mean, youtube is pumping out quality stereo alongside 720p nowadays...
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Postby Victorian » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:10 pm

I close my eyes, as a virgin, and remember annual arizona event's I have attended with like minded and veteran burners.

This is exactly what regional and year round events sound like...

If you close your eyes, I hear this as one person..

The beat and the bass are the heart beat, or the thrum of the blood flowing through the veins of "the man".

The people talking and voices are the cells, organs, and pieces of the body, talking in unison...

The "whoosh" or fire noises are the nearby sculpture--are the beast or "man"s lungs, taking in oxygen to feed to the body as it moves and lives...


The voices coming FROM the techno, could easily be the brain, speaking to the rest of the "mans" body...

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