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Re: New recordist introduction and request for tips.

Subject: Re: New recordist introduction and request for tips.
From: "d4vix" d4vix
Date: Fri Sep 2, 2011 3:57 pm ((PDT))
Hey Dan!

I think I will hold off buying a mic for a while now as I see there is much for 
me to learn yet. the shure wl-183 seem nice. I'll check their prices and 
availablity here. Do I need to make the cable (xlr-3.5 jack) myself or do they 
have some part number I can order?

I will use the method you mentioned to find this value tomorrow when I'll 
record again. Thanks!


--- In  Dan Dugan <> wrote:
> > 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 
> rumble.
> 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.
> -Dan

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