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Re: Shotgun microphone recommendations or used mic for sale

Subject: Re: Shotgun microphone recommendations or used mic for sale
From: lecarmo
Date: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:48 pm ((PST))
> If you are getting serious into nature recording, a shotgun microphone wi=
ll be extremely limiting. A shotgun mic will only be good for reaching bird=
s that are within 30 feet, and won't be the greatest for interviews either.=
 I have to disagree, as shotgun microphones are the number one choice for i=
nterviews, unless you are in a studio. Even in a studio I would avoid a car=
dioid and would never use an omni for that purpose. If the interview is ind=
oors and the location is silent enough I could choose a hyper or super card=
ioid, but that's not standard -- although I like this setup if the conditio=
ns are favorable. I strongly believe that a cardioid or omni pattern is not=
 recommended for recording an interview in the field.=0D
 A single mono mic is going to record a mono track, good for species' ident=
ification. For single species song appreciation (if you find the need to zo=
om in) a stereo mic in a parabola would be the way to go.=0D
 If one seeks for similar results most of the people in this list look for,=
 a stereo setup is the place to start, as nature soundscapes is what people=
 usually record.=0D

"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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