A Nikon Symphony: Music Made With Nikon Gear

Jul 3, 2013

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A Nikon Symphony: Music Made With Nikon Gear

Jul 3, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Click, click, bang, swoosh. Here is an unconventional use for gear – use it to make music.

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong along with composer Andrew Kesler and a small army of Nikonians used a small heap of Nikon gear found at Nikon Professional Services Canada to create some sweet music.

A Nikon Symphony: Music Made With Nikon Gear

The idea was to use each camera’s unique shutter sound along with some of the beeps and blips coming from other gear to compose a short clip.

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The gear in question involves A Nikon D800E, Nikon D4, D700, D7100, D7000, D800, D3, D5200 (bronze), D600, SB-900…, an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Li-Ion Kit and a D3s dropped to the floor to make a banging sound. Total cost of gear used: over $30,000.

“The original “composition” came together after Andrew and I went to visit Elvis at his house on a Sunday morning to record some sound samples and experiment with the various cameras he had with him and see: How many different sounds could we actually generate from the devices we had?

By experimenting with the custom “CL-Continuous Low” settings, we were able to set the cameras to 1, 2, 3 fps, etc… which gave us a nice base to start off on.”

Here is a quick BTS of the operation.

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and a little peek at the setup:

A 30,000$ Camera Symphony ft. Nikon

For the full rundown on how this was pulled, head over to Ben’s blog.

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Udi Tirosh

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