> As I am still new to microphones, especially PIPs (is that right?) I wonder
> if any of you ever used a microphone that complimented the voltage and
> pre-amps of the LS-5(11,10-base rolloff) for such recording sessions? (birds,
> animals, waterfalls) preferably something i can stick in a low budget and
> that may ship to Israel.
Telinga Clip-Ons are excellent, but not low-budget. Shure WL-183s with a
custom-wired mini-xlrs to 3.5mm stereo adaptor are noisier but great for
anything but very quiet soundscapes.
> When do you, if ever, use the low-cut filter, and on what sensitivity you set
> the microphone and recording level (which mode is most recommended for more
> detailed recordings?)
I only switch on a high-pass filter when I'm having problems with wind or
Digital has such a wide dynamic range that you can find a recording gain that
will work for almost all nature situations and mark it. For a starting point
speak in a normal voice, hold the mic at arm's length, and set the gain so the
peak meters on the recorder come up to -10 to -6 dBFS.