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Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please

Subject: Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please
From: "grummyaa" grummyaa
Date: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:45 pm ((PDT))
Thanks for the responses. I've ordered one em127 and I guess I'll try some =
random DIY methods myself, and keep my ear to the ground for eBay deals and=
 the like. If I like the way the em127 sounds I'll buy more. Also if I come=
 across any worthwhile results I'll post them on here.

As far as using a shotgun instead I always thought of a shotgun mic as a to=
ol for much closer sources than a parabolic mic. In which case I might just=
 get an NT1a, or just save up longer and buy an MKH60. I'm starting to get =
into nature recording as a hobby but I do music & sound design for TV and m=
ovies professionally.. I can justify more expensive purchases to my self ea=
sier if they can cross over to work that pays bills.  Sadly I can't afford =
top of the line eveything. Not sure I'd use a parabolic mic for my work dir=


--- In  "mothman_98" <> wrot=
> Hi,
> With a Nightingale singing locally, I dusted off my venerable Atherstone =
reflector which I use with a Sony f-V610 microphone and an inline felmicamp=
s preamp.
> A few years back I used minidisc but now have an Olympus LS-10 recorder. =
Can anyone recommend a better microphone for such a set-up as I was somewha=
t disappointed by the quality of the recordings made with the dish. Luckily=
 the bird flew over and sat in the tree under which I was hiding so I got a=
 good recording just using the built-in mics!
> I have looked at the Sennheiser range but as I am only an occasional reco=
rdist I would prefer a less expensive alternative, albeit you get what you =
pay for.
> Any ideas would be most welcome.
> Clive

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