Irish Coasts and Waterfalls

I just got back from a nice week long trip to Ireland. It was definitely a personal vacation, and while I didn’t intend to record much, I always had my PCM D100 along for the ride. I’m glad I did!

We went all over the island, but spent a lot of time near the coasts. To say Ireland has some beautiful coastlines is an understatement. I was in awe by places like the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, and the Ring of Kerry. We spent a lot of time driving and it was tough to not pull over every time we saw another stunning shore. We had a lot of driving to do, or else we probably would have! To give you an idea, here’s my Google location timeline for the trip:

On a side note, if you aren’t worried about big brother keeping track of your location, I really recommend turning on the location history function on your phone in Google maps. It’s useful (and just plain cool) to be able to look back and see where you were at pretty much any point in your past… especially for field recordists!

I threw together a quick video showing some of my favorite recordings. Everything thing is pretty raw. No processing… just level adjustments. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Ireland!

I also took a lot of panoramas 😉


  1. Well done, some lovely wide stereo sounds from the d100. I am surprised, given the locations recorded, how you managed to avoid wind buffet, particularly as the d100 is so sensitive to this?

    • Thanks! I was having fun with capsules flipped out to “wide”.

      For avoiding the wind buffeting, it mostly came down to choosing locations carefully. You can’t always tell from the video but most of the time the recorder (or the location as a whole) is surrounded by rocks/terrain that cuts down on wind. It also happened to not be that windy most days. Or at least not windy enough that I couldn’t hide the recorder from it.

      I keep meaning to pick up a Rycote Windjammer for it, the stock one doesn’t do the best.

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