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Re: Frogs and Insects

Subject: Re: Frogs and Insects
From: "pga7602" pga7602
Date: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:51 am ((PDT))
I've looked into MKH30/40 mics, but they are way off my budget.  My
budget at this point is 700 for both mics.

--- In  "wildlifeanalysis"
<> wrote:
> When I was looking for microphones, I too wanted to record insects
> frogs and their natural environments (as opposed to parabolic
> to get single individuals). Towards this end, I bought a pair of
> Sennheiser's - MKH30/40 - and could not be happier.
> It's true, Sennheisers are expensive, but they retain their value,
> last for decades, and most importantly, they have a nice flat
> and produce very clean and noise-free recordings. If I ever need to
> buy microphones again, it will probably be a few decades into the
> future, or when I want to begin recording for ambisonics or
surround -
> a topic for another discussion.
> Best
> David
> --- In  "pga7602" <pga7602@>
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I want to upgrade my mic setup to be used for recording frogs and
> > insect sounds. My current setup is a Sony MZ-RH10 hi-md recorder
> > a small sony emc-ds70p stereo mic. The setup works fine, but I
am now
> > ready to get a more cleaner sound from my recordings.
> >
> > I have narrowed my choices down to either a pair of Rhodes NT1As
or a
> > pair of AT-3032. I would like some recommendations from users
> > have used both setups.
> >
> > I am aware that I will need to purchase a stereo mic adapter and
> > portable phantom power unit.
> >
> >
> > I have considered the NT-4s, but read that they can cause sureal
> > fake sense of space in the recording.
> >
> > Please advise. Thanks.
> >
> > --Tri
> >

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