This week I've been recording an audio book. During that time, my cool studio condenser mic has picked up:
- neighbours' dogs barking
- my cat looking for me
- neighbours' cars
- kids playing outside
- the TARDIS
- hot water heater kicking in
- neighbour's doorbell
- my growly tummy
- carbonation bubbles from the soft drink next to me
- ambulance siren
- basketball bouncing from FIVE HOUSES AWAY
- hot water heater kicking in when the husband took a shower (but not the sound of the shower itself)
The list is extremely impressive. Most of the time I don't even notice those sounds (except the cat). And this is considered a "quiet" house. Looks like I've got some editing to do when I'm done laying down track.
Her Grace was a sound engineer in a previous life/degree. If only she had today's tools back then, mixing would have been much easier.