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Subject: Re: How to make a nice parabolic recording.
From: "evertveldhuis" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 22:52:27 -0000
Hi Klas,

OK I understand. And I am relieved to hear their is indeed a learning
curve. You were right about the listening level ; I had the volume
pretty high.

I just returned from my night in the woods. It was a foggy night,
full moon and about midnight. There was no animal to be heard :(
Does the fog shut them up, or was it the time of night (about one
hour after darkness began)?

The last couple of days I have been out there at about 4 till 6 in
the morning. When I came it was really dark, but a few hours later it
was very bright.
I also went about 10 in the evening, it was about to get dark. In
both occasions there were plenty birds 'singing their tunes'...

I guess I need to read some stuff about animal behaviour...

Regards, Evert

--- In  Klas Strandberg
<> wrote:
> Hi Evert.
> Telinga customers usually don't do very good recordings the first
> season.
> But during the next, they seem to understand something.
> On the 3:d season, they do excellent recordings, not all of course,
> but many.
> What is it they learn?? I don't know, but I think it has to do with
> limits, what can be done and what cannot. It has to do with
> expectations.
> But most of all it has to do with activity and traffic noise. The
> more you record, the more probable that you get good recordings.
> And the more quiet...
> There is no way to get rid of traffic noise. It is all over the
> place. The whole sky is full of it. If traffic noise is 40 db below
> signal, it is clearly audible.
> Important! 90% of all people listen to their recordings at too high
> volume! If you do that, all recordings you do will make you
> disappointed. Make a test: While recording, take your headphones on
> and off and set the playback level at a similar level as reality.


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