Vol. 9, No. 1 (December, 2009)

Sound and video recording for Chinese Classical Gardenfs soundscape database
Yuan Xiao-mei, Huang Kun-peng

There are many invaluable soundscape resources in existing Chinese classical gardens. In order to provide a basic knowledge for protecting these soundscapes, a comprehensive understanding of Chinese classical garden is necessary, and one of the basic works for this is the establishment of an audio-visual database. The sound and video recording of most Chinese classical gardenfs soundscapes was carried out from March to August in 2009. The recording strategies and techniques are introduced in this paper. Physical characteristics of garden sound are recorded, and the methods of constructing a unique soundscape conception are also explained.

Key words: Chinese classical garden, soundscape, recording

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