In this episode of the Jawshop Paul supplements the studio church organ with a liberal addition of bricks in order to convert it into a midi pad. If you would like to hear the results of his efforts check out the video below.
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Ground Feeding Songbirds in the Snow
"Resourceful, powerful and tougher than me, Tiny birds foraging is an incredible sight to see."
It was the dishevelled state of the ground and needles on the walkway during a recent snowfall alerted me to this being an excellent area to monitor for ground feeding birds.
The birds who visited this site to forage were the varied thrush, black eyed juncos, sparrows and spotted towhees. You will see that these ground foragers are very aggressive with each other, preferring not to share even with their own kind. We are pretty pleased to be able to share this for those who love birds and nature to be able to enjoy. Moments like this are medicine, they help strengthen our spirits and our souls which we all need a steady supply of.
Be good to each other!
The Jawshop presents Recording an IR in a Cave
The Jawshop Presents Prepared Piano
On this episode of the Jawshop Adventure recordings Paul sticks a little closer to home as he records the sound of rain on the roof of his custom airstream, mobile, audio recording studio.
The Jawshop Studios are unique combination of in-house and mobile recording studios operated by artist/musician Paul Clifford who also hosts a podcast and adventure recording channel.
Dancing Grouse Animation
Cocky chick, Cocky chick, Itching for a fight, Until it gets too real, Then he opts for flight.
This little animation was inspired in part by an encounter I had with a young grouse chick who was attempting to intimidate me with his incredible moves. Rather than flee in terror I watched the display and was impressed with this brave little chick. But also when Paul Clifford sent me his musical number Woke Dreams that my imagination was inspired and soon after this little Grouse and his moves became a video. Why? Simply for my own amusement I guess, there is no deep thought or meaning in this number, nor does it reflect actual Grouse reality or culture in anyway but is meant as a portrayal of human culture. Be aware that I did create it with a younger audience in mind, with the intent of bringing a smile to a child’s face so maybe this video is not so shallow or meaningless after all.
Several species of Grouse are common in Coastal Salish territories, they are numerous and are a food source for both people and other wildlife. Personally I love to hear the sound of their drumming coming from the edges of the forest, it is both a magical and haunting sound from a beautiful and brave little bird.
Like what you hear, Woke Dream the music from this video along with other amazing audio loops created by Paul Clifford’s Jawshop Adventure Recording Studios will soon be available at our coming soon new loop shop SpiceRack.
The Jawshop Presents Travelin’ On – by Bob Hamm
We invite you to check out this new music video ‘Travelin’ On’ composed and performed by Bob Hamm, vocals and guitar, accompanied by Paul Clifford, on drums.
This video was created at the Jawshop Adventure Recording Studios in Ontario, Canada. If you would like to check out more from the Jawshop Adventure Recording Youtube Channel by clicking the link below.
The Jawshop presents Miniature IR’s Pt1
Join recording artist Paul Clifford as he explores small vessels and unlocks their acoustic environments, from suitcases to metal tubes and drums, and give examples of how they sound.
Recording Ice with The Jawshop
In this episode ride along with Paul on his mobile audio recording adventure above the falls to record ice with a hydrophone, contact mics and a condenser mic.
The hydrophone is placed under the ice with the contact mic on the surface. Complex bass and creaking sounds result.
The Truckers Truth Village
In these unprecedented times something incredibly wonderful (or horrible depending on your personal perspective) took place that inspired and still inspires many of us today. And the event I am referring to is when the Canadian Trucker Convoy rolled out and the intense emotional reactions to this event.
Paul Clifford and his Jawshop Adventure Recording Studios attended the event and even participated in some serious trucker jams.
TRIGGER WARNING for some, amusing reading for others. Some people will find the fact that the Jawshop Adventure Recording Studios attended this event offensive and that is their prerogative however the Jawshop is about recording audio and will not exclude others for political or cultural reasons. Art doesn’t function that way, it is inclusive look at the world around us and our freedom of expression should not be interfered with by or for partisan political reasons. If you feel offended by others sharing their own opinions or ideas because they differ from your own then perhaps it is not in your best interest to consume material that you cannot handle.