Your recordings at Cattai NP sound very realistic to me, and with no
system noise at all. Stereo image seems good too, and lovely to
listen to. Well done on making your own rig!
What are you using for a windshield? You mentioned it was breezy but
there is no wind rumble on the mics.
Others have mentioned how to set the levels in the Fostex.
For the traffic noise it is easy to apply a little eq in post to
lessen the low rumbly frequencies. On a Mac I use apEQ, which is
good even for just looking at a live window that shows all the
frequencies. The roar of jet planes is much more difficult to remove
so just be glad it is only distant traffic you have to contend with :-)
On 17/09/2011, at 8:10 AM, mrmarcanderson wrote:
> Last week I was eager to take my new kit out for the first time - 2
> x AT4022's & a Fostex FR2-LE, in this DIY parallel boundary array
> G0000rRa7AjyeKTQ so despite the slightly windy day, I visited
> Cattai National Park to the north west of Sydney.
> I was a bit disappointed with the results mainly due to the wind
> noise & other unwanted background noises like cars etc. It looks
> like I am going to have to find some much quieter places than the
> one I was at!
> Any suggestions on how I can improve these recordings would be much
> Also, I was guessing at what levels to set the Fostex at. I set the
> Mic Trim levels at about 80% and the Main Recording Level at 100%
> (which still was not peaking with even the loudest bird sounds) .
> After searching the forum for more info on this it seems that
> setting the levels a little lower might be a better option. Any
> comments on this from those who are using this equipment?
> Finally, my DIY parallel boundary array wouldn't win any awards for
> craftsmanship, and as I am not much of a handyman or designer (or
> sound recordist yet!), can you see any problems with this setup -
> see pics here - http://marcanderson.photoshelter.com/gallery/
> Boundary-Array/G0000rRa7AjyeKTQ - I made it from ultralight balsa
> Thanks for any help.
> "While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
> sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie
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