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Re: New recordist introduction and request for tips.

Subject: Re: New recordist introduction and request for tips.
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Fri Sep 2, 2011 8:40 am ((PDT))
> 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.


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