Wow..no hiss..amazing! I'm listening to the first soundcloud sample
right now. This is lovely....
At John's suggestion, I posted part of a recording of hermit thrushes
and more, you'll hear the enormous amount of
The blackbird sounds so clear, and I love all the other sounds.
Were you using the Edirol when you recorded the Causse du Larzac?
--- In "soundings23"
> Hi Diane ... I used that very mic for years, and do have some lovely
recordings with it. It is a bit hissy though in quiet places ... funnily
enough there's a recording here I posted a few days ago from 2002 using
just that model http://soundcloud.com/tonywhitehead/causse-du-larzac
> Trouble is, for individual birdsong, it's not directional enough. And
as David says, for that you need to spend a bit more money. For me, its
the Sennheiser ME66 with the battery powered K6 module. You also need a
decent grip and windshield - Rycote being the choice. On ebay, and a bit
of hunting around probably =C2=A3350-400 all in. I realise that's
expensive - but the difference is remarkable. And unlike a lot of things
nowadays, Sennheisers are pretty solid. Here's a blackbird I recorded
with this mic onto an Edirol R-09 in April this year
> The other thing to consider, if you're not doing it all the time, some
community arts groups may have kit to hire at quite reasonable rates -
I'm currently borrowing a Rode NT4 stereo mic from our local group
> --- In "Avocet" brini@ wrote:
> > > Do you think the batteries in the mic are contributing to the
> > Diane,
> > Probably not. Hiss in a mic is inversely proportional to the number
> > noughts in the price. :-)
> > David
> > David Brinicombe
> > North Devon, UK
> > Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce