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Subject: Re: beginner needs help with recording
From: "DIANE"
Date: Sat Jun 9, 2012 6:11 am ((PDT))
Hey Mitch,
Thank you for responding.I have to confess, I hadn't thought about the leve=
l as part of the problem, so thanks for pointing that out, very much apprec=

--- In  Mitch Hill <> wrote:
> Hi Diane,
> Interesting recording of the Hermit Thrush...
> In listening to this recording,  I wonder if your recorder has an
> automatic record level control.  If so, its a good idea to turn the
> automatic record level off when making wild life recordings out of doors=

> and set the record level manually.  The reason being the average ambient=

> noise outdoors is typically much lower than when recording music which
> is typically at a a higher average level than the noise and automatic
> level control works quite well.  When out doors with a lower average
> noise level, the ALC mic level control tries to raise the average record=

> level to get a good recording of the background noise. The end result is=

> that when outdoors recording wildlife, an automatic record level control=

> raises the ambient noise outdoors almost as  high as the call of birds
> in comparison.   If you use manual record level control and set the
> ambient noise to indicate a low level on the level indicator, usually
> bird calls and animal sounds will record with better dynamic range above=

> the ambient noise...  I think you will find this will reduce the amount
> of equipment (mic) hiss noticeably...
> --
> --
> Mitch Hill
>   (Sent from HP DV6T)

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