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Re: 17-year Cicadas meet Telinga LSxx

Subject: Re: 17-year Cicadas meet Telinga LSxx
From: "Volker Widmann" volwid
Date: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:07 am ((PDT))
Thank you Ray!

Truely amazing and a hell of a racket. I would love to hear it on location.
I would also appreciate a longer recording. There seems to,be a lot of 

What actually do you mean by Telinga LSxx, I am not aware of such a Telinga 



Am 13.06.2013 um 02:24 schrieb Ray Mansell <>:

> The 17-year Cicada emergence is really at its peak here now, and the sound
> is excruciating. I walked a mile or two around the preserve where I've been
> seeing them (though they are spread over a much larger area), recording the
> entire walk with a Telinga LSxx microphone connected to an Olympus LS10
> recorder. Even with the recorder set at low gain, I had to turn the gain
> control dial down to between 1 and 2 to avoid overload.
> Later, I put the LSxx back into the parabola, and set out to (try to)
> record individual animals - which wasn't really feasible considering the
> sheer numbers involved. It was hard to avoid walking on them, and they
> constantly landed on both me and the Telinga. I've posted a very short clip
> which demonstrates the various clicks and buzzes these fascinating little
> creatures make, and includes an individual landing on the mic and emitting
> its sound - completely overwhelming the recorder. However, since the buzzes
> are such staccato events, it doesn't sound so very out of place. *
> As much as I'm enjoying these little guys, I have to say it will be nice
> when the normal background sounds return.
> Ray

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