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Subject: Re: bat recording - pettersson D240x
From: animalsounds
Date: Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:49 am ((PDT))
> I feel compelled to point out that even with a superior microphone, the p=
olar pattern is extremely important. In typical ultrasonic recording scenar=
ios one may not know where the source is.

 I agree that it all depends on the specific recording situation. While a r=
elatively directional condenser microphone may not always be the best optio=
n for unmanned recording stations or active recording in total darkness, it=
 can be used quite successfully in many other scenarios.

 Many insects for instance sing from a stationary song post in dense vegeta=
tion at daytime. So, one has usually enough time to point the microphone ex=
actly at the sound source by maximizing the signal level while panning the =
microphone. That way one can even locate the hidden singer that would other=
wise be difficult to find visually.

 The CM16/CMPA microphone is being used by numerous biologist for their res=


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