Well, ya know...acid rain has a different resonance (a result of different overtones) from non-acid rain, and some years produced different acidity levels in the rain from other years. Also the resonance of Manhattan, as a result of the architecture (and other variables), is different from the resonance of Brooklyn. [smile]
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Stewart Gooderman
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Archival Rain Recording / NYC
If it’s NYC rain you want, there are several youtube videos that are quite good. They’re not from the 1950-70s, but how much different could they be? I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 and lived in in NYC until 1987, and well, a storm is a storm is a storm.
> On Mar 20, 2019, at 1:47 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 3/20/2019 3:19 PM, Wender, Jessie wrote:
>> I am a photo editor working on an archival photography project at The New York Times. I haven't worked with archival sound, but wanted to inquire about field recording archives. I am particularly interested in rain recordings in Time Square or NYC from the 1950s-1970s. I would appreciate any leads about where I could locate this type of recording.