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From: grummyaa <>
quiet outdoor environments

I'm in search of the same thing. Another possible alternative to the NT1a i=
s the
newish CAD e110s. It's spec'ed out to be even quieter @3dbA. Although I hav=
e yet
read any reviews or word of anyone using one outdoors at all. You'de be doi=
some DIY for wind protection for sure and possibly wind proof shock absorpt=
as well. I've read Rodes stock shockmount seems to transfer low frequency e=
to the mic. That's why folks are doing stuff like this:

I'm guessing one would need to do a similar thing for the e100s's.

I've also read that the NT1a's are a fairly narrow cardioid so folks are fi=
a hole in the middle when angling as narrow as 90 degrees. Can't remember w=
but I read someone saying they got better results at an angle of 60 degrees=
them for stereo. Are there any folks that use NT1a's on here that have inpu=
t on
that subject. My self I was hoping on eventually getting two pairs for quad=

recordings but am a little unsure of how useful they will actually be for t=
due to the possibly too narrow of cardioid pattern.

--- In  "im_rawes" <> wrote:
> Hello, I hope someone can advise me on this.
> I'm used to recording in and around my home city where background noise l=
>are quite high.
> Now I want to make some recordings in semi-wilderness areas like the Scot=
>Highlands and elsewhere. On a trip to Scotland earlier this year I found t=
hat my
>DPA 2006Cs (supposedly 16dBA) were far too noisy for recording in forests,=
>moorland, and by a loch in the evening.
> Since then I have been thinking of saving up for a pair of Sennheiser MKH=
>(self-noise 10dBA) but have also come across people making nature/soundsca=
>recordings using Rode NT1As - 5dBA and a lot cheaper!
> Given that I'm an impoverished sound archivist, would the NT1As be a good=

>purchase, or should I start a savings plan for the MKH 8020s?
> Thanks,
> Ian
> - - -
> The London Sound Survey

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