The Ditch – 2022 – Behind the Scenes
“The Ditch” is a music film by Jesse Hunt, Trevor Henthorn and Mike Hawk with 2/22/2022 release date.
The “Ditch Ambience” video demonstrates the acoustic differences between the “Ditch-A” and “Ditch-B” recording spaces.
“The Ditch” film was built from an audio and video collaboration between Jesse Hunt (Cyanotic & Conformco), Trevor Henthorn (SWEAT ENGINE, Medical Grade & AMF) and videographer Mike Hawk. It combines Jesse’s raw industrial and metallic percussion with Trevor’s drums and machines and Mike’s video and mix aesthetic.
For “The Ditch”, Audio and video recordings were captured in 2 urban ditches : Ditch-A, an hour outside of Chicago and follow-up with Ditch-B in San Diego. Ditch-A is a culvert that passes under a 2-lane road, joining drainage ditches. It is a rectangular concrete tunnel with opening that is approximately 12-feet by 12-feet by 60-feet long. Ditch-B is a 2-track railroad passing under a 4-lane concrete bridge. The space is a cube with open sides. It is a square tunnel with large opening that is approximately 60-feet by 60-feet by 60-feet long. Ditch-B includes 4 concrete pillars on each side of the railroad tracks.
To demonstrate the difference in acoustic spaces, impulse responses were captured in each ditch using large balloons. The dry sound from Trevor’s frame drum is presented first dry, then with the addition of convolution reverb based on Ditch-B (as the drum actually sounded in that space), then Ditch-A, then both simultaneously, then dry again, then both again.
On 2/22/2022, get “The Ditch” on Video DVD, Audio CD, USB thumb drive or download from Bandcamp and receive access to the full video and extras online.
Collecting Impulse Responses
Watch “Ditch Ambience” on Vimeo
Available on Bandcamp
https://trevohenthor.bandcamp.com/album/the-ditch (coming soon)
|The Ditch DVD – “The Ditch” Video DVD includes the 40 min 40 sek video with PCM audio recording as well as “extras” that consists of WAV and MP3 versions of the audio and graphics. The DVD contains artwork that provides instruction on accessing the high quality video online.
|The Ditch CD – “The Ditch” Audio CD includes the 15 tracks of 40 min 40 sek audio recording with artwork that provides instruction on accessing the high quality video.
|The Ditch usb (16 GB USB 2.0) stereo – You can never have too many thumb drives! “The Ditch” USB thumb drive contains just about everything. It is a re-purposeable 16GB stick that is packed with the 40 min 40 sek HD Video with PCM audio, WAV and MP3 versions of the audio and graphics. The USB thumb drive version of “The Ditch” contains artwork and web access to internet versions of the video. Get the 64 GB 3.0 version if you need higher speed and 5.1 audio.
|The Ditch usb (64 GB USB 3.0) stereo & 5.1 – “The Ditch” USB thumb drive contains everything. It is a high-speed, extra large, re-purposeable 64 GB stick that contains the 40 min 40 sek HD Video with PCM audio, HD Video with 5.1 surround sound, WAV and MP3 versions of the audio and graphics. The USB thumb drive version of “The Ditch” contains digital artwork and provides access to internet versions of the video. All “The Ditch” merch comes with access to the audio content in Bandcamp.
|The Ditch Internet Spike (with download) – Authentic re-purposed equipment with media download and streaming. Do you like stuff but hate plastic? “The Ditch” Internet Spike is a railroad spike with QR codes enabling Internet download and streaming of HD video and audio. That’s right. You get everything, plus 16 oz of carbon/steel appropriate for industrial percussion or gardening. Use it to bang on metal or get two for full clave effect.
|The Ditch Bandcamp download – “The Ditch” audio via download or stream. The Bandcamp album includes access to the full video and extras online.
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