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Re: Recording otters help !!!

Subject: Re: Recording otters help !!!
From: "John Crockett" naturalcontemplative
Date: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:43 pm ((PDT))
I use the ME66/K6. I own the Rode blimp but I never use the ME66 in
it. I do use the Sennheiser foam windshield that is designed for the
ME66 and a wind muff to cover the foam. I happen to use the
Windcutter brand, but there are many others. The foam/fur combination
has worked well for me even in very windy coastal environments, and
it is a lot easier to handle than a blimp and is also cheaper.

Sorry, I  can't speak to the DR-40 from personal experience, but it
does have rather noisy preamps, and even though the ME66 is a very
sensitive and fairly quiet microphone, the preamps on the DR-40 will
likely add noise. As David said, if you are in a noisy environment
that might not be too noticeable, but if you ever want to record in a
quiet environment I think you might wish you had invested in a better

best of luck!

John Crockett

Let us live in harmony with Earth
And all creatures
That our lives may be a blessing

On Jul 2, 2014, at 8:18 PM,  [naturerecordists]

> My girlfriend and i want to record some otter vocalizations and we
> want to buy the equip for that. We were thinking in purchase a
> Tascam DR-40 recorder, and a shotgun mic Rode ntg-2 with its blimp.
> Recently I have read that the rode ntg-2 doesn=92t fix very well with =

> the Tascam or Zoom recorders and you have to be very close to the
> object for a good recording. Another option could be buying a
> Sennheiser m66/k6 mic, but this is more expensive than the rode and
> we will not have enough money for the blimp, can I work without the
> blimp ?
> David Aybar
> Lima, Per=FA

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