stereo microphone setup for bird recording

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Subject: stereo microphone setup for bird recording
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 23:59:31 +1000
Bernie took two Sony omni lavaliere mics (about $350 each), and hooked
them to a string tied around a tree trunk about the same diameter as a
> human head.

I recall an article in Electronics Australia(?) quite a few years ago
which adopted a similar approach to stereo recording.  They used a dummy
head (wig stand?) and a couple of electret microphone inserts stuck in
the ears.  The idea is it mimics what your ears actually hear, and thus
give a "realistic" stereo recording.

There are numerous commercial versions that cost a fortune (it must be
expensive to design a suitably thick head...)  You can also get some
microphones that fit in your ears like "bud" headphones; you supply the
"dummy head", of course.  :-)

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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