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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
Dec 2004

    Geography
  • India
    Delhi
    Locality
  • New Delhi; Outside of Hotel Taj Mahal
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 28.605   77.223
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Spaced Omnis

Show: Ravi Shankar, Susan Stamberg
DAT #: 9
Engineer: William McQuay
Date: December 2-12, 2004

Jessica Goldstein
Bill McQuay

AMBI

Cars pulling away, motoring away, some train in the distance 0:30

1:23 whistle
1:25 new take more traffic (listener right in the middle of it)
2:06 new take more traffic

2:26 (BILL talking)

2:39 band in the distance, marching band amid traffic
3:06 car alarm and honking horns
3:29 traffic swells to cover the band

3:55 can hear band again in the distance
4:07 new tune with the band, flute melody heard too
430 with traffic too
4:53 puttering car
6:22 bird chirp

7:25 New song, birds more present
7:43 melody altered-- lots of ambient noise covering the band
9:07 good melody but lots of ambi
9:15 more prominent band but still traffic

10:02 clearer sound of band mostly drums, not much melody
10:32 band closer, pretty good sound, some birds, some cheering 11:11 some men pass by talking

11:32 new tune 11:41 clear sound with flute 11:58 song ends
12:04 pick up again, clear sound (overplaying a lot), interplay between winds and brass heard over birds
(13:00 car horn)
1326 Melody rises up (might be good for an intro into the music)

1354 car alarm and more traffic
1400 melody rises up
1420 horns are arriving right up to Bill
(least traffic noise. 1509 some people talking quietly)
1522 melody
1530 bike bell also
1542 some younger voices talking
1550 call and response between high winds and brass
1638 band with some crowd cheer along, young boy talking in left ear to dad? Its quiet speaking
1714 band closer
1723 new tune close to Bill
1808 laughing of crowd
1810 band right in the mic
**1831 good !! call and response between high winds and drums (drums are a bit overpowering) 1918 band completes move from right to left of listener and percussion fades out with the sound of traffic puttering by almost in rhythm 20:42 ***

Bill moves up to catch up 20:59
Good clear sound to 21:52 (falls apart and gets together again)
22:10 kind of rough
22:26 falls apart again and continues
23:22 high winds call and response
23 41 fades out
23:54 comes back in force, brass and drums
24:09 winds back
24:14 fizzle out and then the winds call a new tune fades away in distance 24:31

LESS BASS DISTORTION BILL--mic pre-amp adjusted levels lower
24:53 band sounds far off.
25:31 cheering
25:39 car horn

25:50 band and shakers far off
26:35 new tune called with drums - really grooves- percussion feature
shouts and horns with the band
27:38 rhythm elides into new beat
28:01 percussion ends and winds pick up- sounds like a bit of disagreement (but it continues)
28:28 brass holds melody then exchange by 28:45 with winds
29:45 band gets very close brass is loose 30:12 falls apart

30:18 percussion strikes up again fades by 30:52 moving across the listen 31:00 out

**31:04 new tune (familiar, klezmer sounding almost. Very festive. Clear high wind sound. 32:20

keeps on going 32:41 speeds up 33:04

33:05 new tune
34:15 band moves with car horn 34:28 interjection 34:38 out and car horn and the brass argues back 35:00 traffic wins? Clanking of wooden chimes or something similar
Voices and horns (clearly frustrated with the backup of the band)

Traffic and street traffic.
37:20 brass jingle, traffic clearing out.
37:47 street seemingly normal again.

40:00 [That's it, spaced omni's (bill likes it better with the reduced gain on mic pre)]

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