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Subject: 1. Re: Advice please on what mics for recording in quiet outdoor enviro
From: "Robin" robin_parmar_sound
Date: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:13 am ((PDT))
The Audio Technica 4022 are indeed excellent low-noise mics that are also quite 
versatile. I say this based on my experience, though quite modest compared with 
many on this list, with the AT3032. 

I use a tripod and spacing bar, with wind socks over each mic individually. I 
find this more portable than a blimp though likely not as good at wind noise 
reduction. My recorder is the Fostex FR-2LE, again because keeping weight down 
is important to me for health reasons. For the same reason I invested in a 
professional photography tripod made of high quality carbon fibre. This is a 
much better option than any mic stand I have seen.

Here is a recording made earlier this year on the crest of Moytura ridge, 
Sligo, Ireland. It was very windy indeed, though I have no way of estimating 
the actual speed. The sound is of a metal structure singing in the wind. I had 
the HPF on the mics engaged and also rolled off the low end in post. There was 
tons of LF energy!

That's not really demonstrative of a low noise environment, nor of a full 
spectrum recording. But it is wind!

-- Robin Parmar

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