I had a wonderful sound mixer opportunity on a project in the Dominican Republic in the early Fall of 2009 with a well established producer/editor Marc Marriott. We first shot in the city of Puerta Plata on the northern coast of the island and the accommodations given to us were just amazing. We had such a busy schedule of shooting throughout the day I didn’t get time to record much native sounds as I would have liked, but I made an attempt one late night at 3am to find some quiet areas around the resort to get something unique. Above is just some basic ocean sounds of the calm shore, soothing none the less.
Above is a small area just in between where the resort was and the beach, you’ll notice some of the AC unit noises in the background and some of the distant beach. The bug ambiences were fairly interesting throughout the entire island. Recordings were tracked to the SD 702T 24/96k, with the Oktava MK-012 MS rig.