what struck me initially is how many devices i've got to record on: condenser mic, dynamic mic, digital dictaphone, mp3 player, old smartphones, tablets, landline, notebook laptop, digital cameras.. i counted 16 things but there's probably things i forgot.

i chose what i thought would bring out different qualities:
behringer cardioid mic (for low end. ran thru podfarm added echo and reverb (embrace the reverb, disquieticians))
cowon j3 mp3 player (that high distorted hiss)
sony digital dictaphone (balanced recording and ambience)

just improvised something simple on the guitar that came to mind, struggled to play with all them mic's looking at me.

i adjusted the envelopes quite a lot in audacity but it's not that obvious. after i pulled the recordings separately into the mangle, rerecording the layers fading in n out.

when i was recording my partner was trying to get the layers of paint off the bathroom window .. the photo is of the window after 3 coats of paint remover, and there's at least 3 layers of colour.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0228: Three Mics
Make a piece of music with one sound source recorded three different ways.

This week we’re going to explore how different microphones can alter the perception of a given instrument or other sound source.

Step 1: Find three microphones. (Music mic, laptop, cellphone, tablet, landline answering machine, etc.)

Step 2: Make three recordings, each of the same single sound source through a different one of the microphones from Step 1.

Step 3: Make a piece of music exploring the differences — some will be stark, others more nuanced — between those three recordings.

Step 4: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.

Step 5: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 6: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This project was posted in late morning, California time, on Thursday, May 12, 2016, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Length: The length is up to you, though between one and three minutes feels about right.

Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this project, and be sure to include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please in the title to your track include the term “disquiet0228.” Also use “disquiet0228” as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

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