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Re: Digital recordings-Muir Woods June 12 and Intro

Subject: Re: Digital recordings-Muir Woods June 12 and Intro
From: "ospreypa" <>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 05:28:49 -0000
Good-day everyone,

To begin with I would like to apologize for the cross posting of the 
message to Jim Mcdonald. 

On to the intro.I have been lurking for quite sometime and have 
learned a lot from this groups experiences. Due to being keyboard 
challenged (one fingering it) I usually don't do to much emailing as 
it takes me so long. Anyway I have met some who are on this list at 
the oct/nov 2003 NSS workshop in Whiskeytown (one of the crazy 
canucks). We really enjoyed the program and hope to get to another 
one. My wife and I have been involved with nature for more than 25 
years through camping, canoe tripping, photography etc. I am a 
fitter/fabricator/welder with training in millwright, machining and 
design. Back in 98 I started helping a friend in the development of 
a microphone housing. By the spring of 2001 my wife and I were out 
recording soundscapes and were bitten by the bug. Of course my goal, 
and I have been accused of being a perfectionist, has been to record 
soundscapes with as little introduced noise as possible. The 
equipment we started out with was anything but quiet so I did a 
redesign on my own and came up with the unit we have on our web 
page. Hopefully if I post some audio clips you will give me some 
constructive criticism on them.

Thanks again for all the great postings!


--- In  "ospreypa" <> 
> Dear Jim McDonald
> We are contacting you in regards to your development of a 
> management plan. We have noted in the emails to the Nature Sound 
> Society you are looking for equipment that enables you to record 
> high quality digital recordings for data gathering. We produce 
> equipment for this purpose. Working to help our customers get what 
> they need  to do the  job at hand is very important to us. It 
> be helpful to know some of the requirements you will need for your 
> equipment. Does your microphone need to be ansi certified? Is a 
> generator needed to start each recording? 
> The CWS in the yukon has been using our kit for breeding bird 
> surveys. They too are monitoring the changes in wildlife from year 
> to year. Recording these environments helps the accuracy of the 
> count, if you are able to listen to the recording again you will 
> find that you hear birds that were missed when listening with the 
> bare ears. As we know the many different changes that the 
> environment is going through affects the birds as well as the 
> wildlife around us. This kit gives us the oppurtunity to arcive 
> information for comparisons from one year to the next. 
> This kit is simple and easy to use, students and volenteers can be 
> sent out to do the data recovery. The kit is carried in a Pelican 
> case to make it tough and rugged easier to transport it on a bike 
> any other type of vehicle if needed. If you need to walk a long 
> distance than you can take the smaller compact kit out of the case 
> and walk for miles. for more information on the kit and comparison 
> tests please go to 
> We would like to talk to you! Please phone 1-306-922-4461 or email 
> us at  
> Thank you!
> Dean & Merna Gordon
> E.A.R.S. Canada
> Ph/Fax 1-306-922-4461
> email: 


"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg
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