Microphone Upgrade and the Juan de Fuca trail, BC
At this point we purchased a Zoom H4n Handy Field Recording microphone. Now we could record sounds wherever we wanted with ease! The microphone arrived just in time for my trip to Vancouver Island with my girlfriend, Sydney. We hiked the Juan de Fuca trail on the Western coastline of Vancouver Island. The hike was stunning and the sounds were beautiful. Many of our albums like Sombrio and Bear Beach were created using sounds from this trip. It feels good to have self-recorded sounds from two different provinces, but as the nature lovers we are, we felt the need to keep expanding.
Pete’s Trip to South America
In October 2018, Pete boarded a plane in Edmonton and flew down to Ecaudor. Although not travelling solely for the purpose of recording sounds, the Zoom H4n and a pack of 48 batteries was tucked away in his backpack. At the time of writing this post, Pete is still on his trip so we do not have any sounds to show you yet. These sounds will be coming in early 2019 when he is back and we have had a chance to write music for them. This trip will officially launch Little Symphony into 2 continents of self-recorded sounds. We are deeply excited about these additional nature sounds.
North America Tour… and World Tour?
With the ever-growing listenership of Little Symphony, we plan to keep focusing on broadening our sonic palette. Since things are looking promising, it is more and more viable that Pete and I can make Little Symphony a decent sized chunk of our lives. With this increased independence from 9-5 jobs comes the feasibility of taking lots of time to travel and record sounds.
My initial thought is to canvas Canada and the United States of America, recording as many nature sounds as possible. As proud Canadians, recording sounds all over our own country seems like a valiant and fulfilling thing to do. Between these two North American countries, there is a vast and diverse difference in landscape and ecosystems, which should provide us with near infinite different soundscapes. We have tentatively planned this excursion for the summer/early fall of 2019.
If we can continue to grow thanks to the support of listeners and readers like yourself, then we will be able to turn Little Symphony into our careers. At this point when the financials were in order, I would gladly tour further and further from home to continue expanding our discography. It is a goal of mine to record in as many places on earth as possible. With additional planning and free time we could capture sounds outside of our typical realm of nature sounds too, such as the Running of the Bulls in Spain, or New Years fireworks in New York Square.
So as you have seen it has been quite a journey for us so far. We will continue to take steps a little further than the last to continue expanding what we do. We want to reach as many listeners as possible and facilitate as many people as possible to use the relaxing and therapeutic qualities of our music.
So once again, thank you for those of you who are reading this right now. Thank you for listening to our music and for reading our blog. Without your support, none of this adventure would be possible in the first place. As one nature lover to another, thanks for helping spread the sounds of nature to as many ears as possible.