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Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please

Subject: Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please
From: "Jim Lee" wranch2000
Date: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:11 pm ((PDT))
Just to reinforce the "secret' allow me to reintroduce that really
inexpensive and whimsical parabolic mic made from an umbrella hat. It
does remarkably well considering what it is made of. Some sample
recordings on the site:

On 9/17/2012 6:56 PM, Avocet wrote:
> > So I'd like to know where you all are finding your suitable
> > parabolic reflectors? Or are you folks seriously dropping $1000 + on
> > something like a JonyShot, Lil' Ears, or Telinga and dropping $10
> > electret mics into them.
> I'll let you into a secret - you don't need an exact parabola. If you
> can find a cheap dome or a used skylight, experiment with that.
> The advantage of a custom made parabolic rig is that someone else has
> made it work and ones like the Telinga fold up and are light to carry.
> The original parabolic mics were made from ex-military radar dishes
> which were heavy and difficult to handle. Sound parabolas were also
> made on a mould out of fibreglass, but that is a messy job and they
> are also heavy and clumsy.
> I'm playing with my alternative Brinibox design which can be lighter
> and which gives a good stereo image with about 12dB boost so you can
> get results from cheap mics.
> See:
> David
> David Brinicombe
> North Devon, UK
> Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce

Jim Lee --- Bamboo Turtle Studio
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