Field recording is the term used for an audio recording produced outside a recording studio, and the term applies to recordings of both natural and human-produced sounds. (Wikipedia, 2020)
If you didn't know about field recording before, this project provides a great opportunity to learn about it, through practically creating your own recordings.
Before I studied music technology I was unsure about what this term actually meant. But if you take your recording device outside of a studio setting and record your environment... you've got yourself a field recording!
They are fun and easy to make. You can discover lots of hidden layers to your environment if you tune into what you can hear around you. We often take these sounds for granted, so now is a great time to appreciate them by making field recordings.
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SOME GREAT ARTICLES ON FIELD RECORDING...
If you want to read more about field recording, here is a list of resources that contain some more information:
Wikipedia's Entry on Field Recording is a Good place to start:
Sound Fields: Adventures in contemporary field recording.
In this fascinating documentary field recording artists explore the potential of the medium:
A Beginners Guide to Field Recording:
Read about the history of field recording, the difference between 'hearing' and 'listening' and what makes an engaging recording.
Sounds Outside: The Art of Field Recording
Ableton's article on field recording is really interesting. It covers information about what field recording is and features prominent artists who create work through this medium.