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Re: A walk down Benedict with late summer insects

Subject: Re: A walk down Benedict with late summer insects
From: "corticalsongs" corticalsongs
Date: Mon Sep 5, 2011 4:34 am ((PDT))
> Very realistic David, and the ultimate in lightweight rigs.  If I was =

> travelling to India or had to travel super-light this is what I would =

> take.

I would like to make something like this my only rig! I cannot tell you how=
 many times I have hiked  for miles with 15 or 20 pounds of gear on my back=
. I suppose others on the list will tell you about hauling car batteries :)

> The one drawback with mics that clip to your cap, or glasses or
> whatever, is that they will pick up any body noises including even
> breathing quietly, assuming the background ambience is very quiet.  =

> For a noisier environment you have shown that this does not matter.

You are right. There is a whole different aesthetic in using this type of r=
ig. The fact that you have to be right in the recording can be interesting.=
 Having conversations is pretty strange while recording too.

> I like the way I can hear which is the left foot, and which is the
> right, as you walk.  Listening through headphones, I needed to turn
> the volume way down to get the sense of space.  What a racket those
> insects are making!

Yes, the insects are very loud... and this is not even the height of activi=
ty! I find that insects are the most challenging subject to record. I am no=
t sure that this mic/recorder combination is the best for insects. I am eve=
n really only lukewarm about the insect recordings I've made with AT4022s.

> How did you attach the mics to your head, via a cap or what?

A picture

I looked a little funny wearing it, but whatever. Have you seen Rob's cap-m=
ounted mini-SASS? Rob, you wanna share that? :)

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