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Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please

Subject: Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please
From: "Tim Bartlett" =
Date: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:16 am ((PDT))

Hey all,

Fwiw =96 I purchased a dish from here=85

..which cost around =A350 GBP. Think they are sold out now, but surely
something similar can be found somewhere.

I then purchased a small omni Microphone Madness mic for a similar amount o=

The results I got can be heard here (recorded with a Sony D50)=85

Given the quality of the above, apart from the convenience of a folding
device of some kind, I don=92t think you need to spend loads of cash to get
some decent results. If anyone wants further info, give me a shout.

Cheers for now


 On Behalf Of grummyaa
Sent: 18 September 2012 06:45
Subject: [Nature Recordists] Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please

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
tool 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 movies professionally.. I can justify more expensive purchases to my
self easier 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 directly.


--- In 
<> , "mothman_98" <>
> 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=
> 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=
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
recordist 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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