2021 Nature Sound Workshop

Naturesound.Org will be running future nature recording workshops from beautiful Melbourne Beach Florida.

Where: Melbourne Beach, Florida. USA

Workshop Fee: $1475 per person double occupancy, food, and drinks. Entrance fees to reserves. Single occupancy $175 additional.

EXCLUDED: Flights to Melbourne or Orlando.
Participation is limited to 2 individuals.
Enrollment is primarily based on a first-come first-served basis, with first consideration given to students and researchers.

Check in times from 4:00pm and check out 11:00am

Dates available are:

  • August 28th to September 1st (5 nights)
  • September 4th to September 8th (5 nights)
  • September 18th to September 22nd (5 nights)
  • October 2nd to October 6th (5 nights)

We will take you to and from the local Melbourne Airport. There will be a shuttle service to the local supermarkets each day.

Sound workshop 2016 coursebook

  • Learn sound recording techniques from professional sound recordists in beautiful Melbourne Beach, FL.
  • The workshop will be based on the Naturesound Property in Melbourne Beach.
  • Each day begins in the field, listening to the dawn chorus and learning how to capture the incredible diversity of bird and wildlife sounds. Florida has some beautiful areas of natural beauty including the Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge.
  • We will also take you kayaking in the incredible Indian River to record the amazing mangroves.
  • The Melbourne area offers many other beautiful locations that host a range of species and habitat diversity to hone your skills.
  • This workshop also offers time for yourself with stunning beaches and pools to relax around.

This workshop includes:

  • Daily field recording with hands-on instruction
  • Field techniques for audio recording, for basic to advanced skill levels
  • Overview of a range of equipment, including microphones and recorders
  • Introduction to software for editing.
  • Editing and documenting sounds,
  • Embedding files and spectrogram analyses.
  • Selection and application of audio recorders and microphones
  • Recording theory
  • Metering
  • Recording techniques
  • Documentation for sound recording
  • Use of computer-based software to analyze recordings
  • Filtering and the use of sonograms

Your instructor will be Martyn Stewart

Equipment will be on hand for those interested in species recording, ambient/soundscape recording or any other configuration you wish.

Food is vegetarian based prepared fresh daily from local produce

For information call 1(425) 375-3293 or email mstew@naturesound.org.