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Re: parabolic mics + recorder noise

Subject: Re: parabolic mics + recorder noise
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:00 pm ((PDT))
> It was Raimund who pointed out that the best results with Olympus
> LS10 could be had using the 'low' setting, even if on volume '10'.  =

> And indeed I have found this to be so.  I have compared similar
> sounds recorded on 'high' volume 3 and 'low' volume '10' and there is =

> less noise with the latter by a noticeable amount.  If you were
> recording, say, on 'high' volume 5, then the same subject with 'low'
> volume 10, then increased the levels of the latter in post, to match
> the levels of the former (say by up to 6 dB), there would still be
> less noise.
> However if you are wanting to record a bird with a relatively soft
> song, say using ME66 gun mic, you are probably better off to go with
> 'high' volume 5 to get a fully saturated signal.
> Using Primo EM172 plug-in mics and also ME66 gun mic with my LS10, I
> use 'low' volume 10 as my default setting.

My experience also, with internal mics or Telinga Clip-Ons.


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