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How to make a nice parabolic recording.

Subject: How to make a nice parabolic recording.
From: "evertveldhuis" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 18:49:24 -0000

I must say that I very much enjoyed listening to all the recent
recordings. Thanks for sharing!

Perhaps it is a bit strange from me to ask, but can some-one give me
more advice on how to achieve good recordings with a Telinga DAT?

I have some experience with other mics, but this being a parabolic is
like always using glasses and all of sudden you use binoculars.
It takes a whole new approach to handle it.
I was curious what approach I should take :)

Last week I practised by going to a remote area in the woods, I
always go the same spot, and try to record the birds.
My problem is that I absolutely have no idea where the birds are, and
what birds it are ; I have no experience or knowledge of birds.
So I just aim my parabolic untill I hear a loud sound, and than try
to focus it; still I always seem to pick up faint traffic noises.

Have the recent available recordings been filtered?
And if so, what kind of filter; EQ (highpass, lowpass, bandpass,
bandreject) or 'learn'-filters?
I try to take a position in the field where the loudest unwanted
noise is at my back, so the 'far distant reach' of the mic is not
reaching for that unwanted noise. Sounds logical, right?
But is it right?

Please share your approaches :)

Regards, Evert - who will be out there tonight practising!


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