Sounds of the Tour de l’Île de Montréal 2013

pic_tdl_bnwThis was my second Tour de l’Île (a 50 Km bike tour starting at boulevard Saint-Joseph and ending at the Olympic stadium) with my friend Mich3D. This time around I brought my Zoom H2, strapped it down to my handlebar and hit REC.

The combination of riding a fixed gear with barely any mechanisms and a good tune up the night before, allowed for little noise to be heard while biking… Putting you amidst the other cyclists! All sounds recorded while riding until 2:06, whereby a live band can be heard marking the activities awaiting along the way.

More than 25,000 cyclist showed up for this years event.

Specs:
Stereo 24bit / 48KHz
Zoom H2

Sounds Of The Student Protest

Friday June 22nd, 2012 marked the 131st day of the Québec student protest. Approximately 100,000 people showed their support, similar events have taken place every 22nd of the month.

I recorded this on the corner of Ste-Catherine and Guy street.
Specs:
Stereo 24bit / 96KHz
Fostex FR2
Rode NT4

Earth Day Church Bells

At 14:00 on Sunday April 22nd, 2012 all of the Catholic Churches in Quebec rang their bells for two minutes for earth day. Sound recordists from across the province were called upon to record as many of these as possible.

I recorded this on the 12th floor rooftop facing the St. Léon de Westmount Parish with the following specs:
Stereo 24bit / 96KHz
Fostex FR2
Rode NT4