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Subject: Re: beginner needs help with recording
From: "soundings23" soundings23
Date: Sat Jun 9, 2012 1:38 am ((PDT))
Thanks Diane ....had a listen to the hermit thrush and I see what you mean =
about the hiss. I think its either a matter of trying to get closer to the =
bird, which isn't of course always easy, or borrowing/buying new kit.

I have on occasion just used the built in mics on my edirol to record birds=
 well enough to identify them, so if its to enable you to transcribe the so=
unds, that might work.

The Causse recording btw was with an old Sony minidisc, which had to my ear=
s a relatively good pre-amp for quite a cheap bit of kit.

The hermit thrush does have a wonderful song. The short mournful phrases re=
minded me vaguely of pied flycatcher - alth=
ough the two are not related.

I enjoyed what you did with sounds as well ... lovely piano/bass

all the best


--- In  "DIANE" <> wrote:
> Hey Tony,
> 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
> hiss...
> <Hey%20Tony,\
> %20first%20soundcloud%20sample%20right%20now.%20This%20is%20lovely....%2\
> 0At%20John%27s%20suggestion,%20I%20posted%20part%20of%20a%20recording%20\
> of%20hermit%20thrushes%20and%20more,%20you%27ll%20hear%20the%20enormous%\
> 20amount%20of%20hiss...\
> -at-monday>
> The blackbird sounds so clear, and I love all the other sounds.
> Were you using the Edirol when you recorded the Causse du Larzac?
> Thanks,
> Diane
> --- In  "soundings23"
> <tony.whitehead2332@> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > 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
> (
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In  "Avocet" brini@ wrote:
> > >
> > > > Do you think the batteries in the mic are contributing to the
> hiss?
> > >
> > > Diane,
> > >
> > > Probably not. Hiss in a mic is inversely proportional to the number
> of
> > > noughts in the price. :-)
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > > David Brinicombe
> > > North Devon, UK
> > > Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce
> > >
> >

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