Earlier this year I was reading a book about rainforest ecosystems and I learned about Cloud Forests. These are specific types of rainforests that generally occur at high altitude and harbor excellent biodiversity. Incidentally the humidity and lack of scorching heat makes these forests the best place for wild coffee to grow. I’m quite fond of coffee and wildlife so this aspect stuck to mind.Read More
I recently got back from a field recording trip to Norway. I was very optimistic at the prospect of recording in this relatively remote area, but my expectations would be cut short quite soon.Read More
After many months of recording, listening, editing and species IDing I can finally say the African Wild West library is complete. You can check it out in all its glory on my website or at A Sound Effect. I also wrote a pretty lengthy trip diary for ASFX, so if you're a fan of long reads check it out: https://www.asoundeffect.com/senegal-sound-recording/Read More
Happy Holidays from George Vlad and Mindful Audio!Read More
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the WSRS Spring meeting in the Somerset Levels. It was a last minute decision since I had recently returned from my trip to Romania and I'm flying to Sweden for another field recording trip in two days. It's been exhausting but I'm really happy I decided to go even though the weather wasn't 100% cooperative.
I have to mention this is a new venue for the WSRS Spring meeting so I knew nothing about the place. The trip booking form mentioned Bitterns, Nightingales, Reed Warblers and other wetland species so it all sounded quite promising. Lodging was at Middlewick Cottages, a clean and cozy place just outside Glastonbury.Read More
Earlier this month I left my studio in sunny England and embarked on a field recording trip through Romania. I have visited multiple locations in the Carpathian Mountains, forests and woodlands in the Moldova region and now I'm in the Danube Delta. I'm joined by fellow sound recordist/designer Daan Hendriks with which I've been sharing the miserable weather that the month of April has so far thrown at us.Read More