Seattle

Direct mp3 download or play: New Year’s 2017 – Seattle

This was recorded at my home in Seattle from about 11:55 PM, December 31st, 2016 to about 12:13 AM, January 1st, 2017. It was recorded using a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface and an inexpensive Dell laptop running Windows 10. The microphones were cheap electret condenser capsules.  The plug-in power for the microphones was provided by PFA phantom power adapters from Naiant Studio. The setup is the same as  “4th of July Ambience 2016” including the grounded metal window frame to reduce 60-hertz hum pick up. Using the parametric equalizer in Adobe Audition, frequencies around 4 kilohertz were lowered (as much as 14 dB) to reduce white noise from the inexpensive microphones. Then a high-quality mp3 was made for uploading.

Queens, New York

Direct mp3 download or play: New Year’s 2017 – New York 

This was captured from an online open microphone from approximately 11:55 PM, December 31st, 2016 to about 12:10 AM and 40 seconds, Eastern Standard Time, January 1st, 2017. I captured the Mpeg stream as a .wav file in Potplayer. Then I processed the .wav file in Adobe Audition (version1.5) with the free version of Stereo Tool and converted the file to a 320 Kbps mp3.

 Austin, Texas

Direct mp3 download or play:  New Year’s 2017 – Austin, Texas

This was captured from an online open microphone from approximately 11:55 PM, December 31st, 2016 to about 12:10 AM, Central Standard Time, January 1st, 2017. The audio file was processed the same way as the one from New York.