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Re: Shotgun mic Vs on-board mics

Subject: Re: Shotgun mic Vs on-board mics
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:01 am ((PDT))

I have a parallel to your set up, being Olympus LS10 with Sennheiser
ME66 gun mic.  I found this set up gave a much stronger signal than
using only the built in mics of the LS10.  Surely it should be no
different for M10 with gun mic?  Anyone know?


On 17/07/2014, at 10:45 AM,  [naturerecordists] wrote:

> I have had a Sony PCM M10 for several years and I recently purchased
> a Rode NTG2 shotgun mic. It works and both channels show equal
> recording levels, but I am disappointed to find that the actual
> decibal levels shown are quite a bit lower than when I just use the
> on-board microphones. I had assumed that the properly targeted
> sounds would be louder, not lower in volume. Is this normal? is
> there anything I can do about it?
> My interest is recording bird songs and calls, so getting as much
> volume as possible is important.
> Thanks,
> Don Morgan
> Coventry, Ct.

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