There is no well-established entry similar to “field recording” in Russian dictionaries yet. The word taping still sounds strange to our ears. Gear is expensive and only a few apart from musicians or journalists would show an interest.

That is quite unusual considering the long-standing tradition of DIY electronics and the general reverence towards everything technical in the USSR. And well alas – it seems that no one is interested in the dedicated Russia based field recording community at the moment to discuss mics, preamps and stuff. Until lately, as there’s such a community now

I know this news is pretty useless for non-Russian speakers, but let’s keep it at least for historical reference.

/ 11.07.2010

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