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## Re: Shotgun microphone - examples

 Subject: Re: Shotgun microphone - examples natureguyusa Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:33 pm ((PST))
 ```Yes David, shotguns definitely have their place. Your recordings are enjoya= ble and well done. Typically shotguns are used for work less than 20 feet a= way. Yes, they have a flat frequency response but no gain. Our Professional= parabolic mics have 14dB of gain at 1kHz, 25dB at 4kHz. In the range of mo= st bird sounds 1-10Khz, the gain is from 14-30dB of free acoustical gain. O= ur Pro units do not have the typical frequency response dip from 500-1kHz a= s with traditional parabolic mounting setups, but a linear increase from 20= Message: 0Hz. Subject: If you want a flatter frequency response, you could post edit taking i= nto account the frequency of the subject and atmospheric attenuation at a g= iven distance to the subject. You should be post editing and adding gain to= account for atmospheric attenuation for all distant recordings, which will= be adding noise if you aren't using a parabolic dish. Signal to noise rati= o and subject isolation are key, while you can record birds from a further = distance with other microphones, the results will be inferior. If you want = to make a comparison, with a parabolic dish, I have recorded birds, in quie= t surroundings, from 100-140 meters with a resulting signal to noise ratio = of greater than 50dB which sounded to my ears as if the bird was 7 meters a= way. If given the choice between a parabolic microphone and a shotgun for s= ingle subject nature recording, I would choose to use a parabolic, which is= why I developed a parabolic microphone and not a shotgun microphone.=0D =0D Sincerely,=0D Bruce Rutkoski=0D Owner=0D http://www.wildtronics.com http://www.wildtronics.com=0D professional parabolic microphones ```
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