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Re: Making a parabola

Subject: Re: Making a parabola
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:02 am ((PDT))
>Klas has answered this - wind "blocking off" the recording which can't
>be repaired. I'm referring to a roll-off rather than a bass cut, so
>the bass is still there. My SQN mixer roll-off is approximately 6dB
>per octave which I put back if needed with a inverse 6dB bass lift,
>but under controlled circumstances.
>Any directional mic is more susceptible to LF wind noise, and the more
>directional the mic, the more likely the wind problem.

Yep, and in a parabol you usually have an omni, which is less
susceptible to wind than directional's, and when the wind is coming
from the front or the back, the parabola itself shields off wind very

Most people claim that a "real" microphone is better at a near
distance, than a parabol at a longer distance.
Here, at the top of is a typical file
that questions such a statement. I find it hard to judge "better" or
"more beautiful" between the two.


>David Brinicombe
>North Devon, UK
>Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce
>"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
>sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.
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