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Subject: Re: Your favorite mic...
From: "GMO Mail" gmo_dunes2
Date: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:11 pm ((PDT))
I second the BP4025 for convenience and ease of use.
 But a boundary array using good pip Mics or AT4022s is better, IMHO, but h=
arder to handle and setup.

Have a good catch!

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On Jun 20, 2014, at 1:31 PM, "Steve Sergeant  [naturere=
cordists]" <> wrote:

> In the '80's, I taught a university course on sound design and
> production for film and television. One of my students asked me, "what's=

> the best microphone placement to record a piano?"
> I answered, in sort of a zen-like koan, "what's the best place to stand
> to photograph a mountain?"
> So I think, Dan, your photography metaphor is apt.
> To repeat what's been discussed here at length, when we're recording
> nature soundscapes, we want low self-noise, good tolerance of adverse
> and varied environmental conditions, and frequency response that's
> consistent from every angle of incidence. That said, your can get a
> great recording with some pretty minimal equipment if you just happen to=

> be in the right place at the right time.
> But to directly answer the question posed in the subject line: My
> default microphone that I grab when I need the ambiance of somewhere for=

> my radio documentary work is the Audio-Technica BP4025, in a Rycote
> blimp. It's quiet enough, it sounds good enough for radio/TV/film work,
> and it's reliable. Cost, as Dan said, is left as an exercise for the read=
> On 6/20/14, 11:14 AM, Dan Dugan  [naturerecordists] wrote=
> >> Please list your favorite mic, minimal accessories and average cost...
> >
> > That's like asking a photographer "what's the best lens?" The answer is=
 "what for?"
> >
> > The minimal accessory is always a serious windscreen. Regarding cost, y=
ou can do your own research on the web. Good deals are often found for used=
 higher-end microphones.
> >
> > -Dan

"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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