Royalty Free Sound Effects & Sound Libraries
Iceland is by far one of the best places in the world to test out a hydrophone. With endless rivers, waterfalls, hot pots, and being surrounded by the ocean we are able to record underwater sounds in many different situations.
What I love about this hydrophone is how it’s made. I like that the housing comes from aluminum and not rubber like others. The cheaper hydrophones on the market can start to deteriorate with only a few uses!
However, whenever I use the Ambient hydrophone on beaches or in waters where it hits the ground it could easily withstand scratches or impacts while moving around.
The cable I use is 10m and is perfect for what I need. It’s very thin which makes the complete unit very light. If you travel many times, weight is a very important key factor.
Another plus is if I would need a longer cable someday down the road, I could easily replace it because the hydrophone can detach and be connected to a different cable.
One word… outstanding. We recorded on several locations which you can see in our real world test video and sounds that we recorded from a very close distance are crystal clear. What later really blew me away is the frequency response between going up to 70Hz.
In my editing process, I could listen back to sounds that I couldn’t hear while I was recording live. This available information can be quite useful for sound design and post production.
I’m happy that I bought a high-quality hydrophone from a company that is known for their outstanding products. This new device will allow us to continue to create more high-quality sound libraries for you. Would I recommend it? If 500 Euros isn’t too much of an investment for you, then absolutely!
Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?
Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use!
If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.