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Re: Basic Bird Song/Call Recording Kit Recommendation

Subject: Re: Basic Bird Song/Call Recording Kit Recommendation
From: "Gianni Pavan" gpavan1960
Date: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:57 pm ((PDT))
among the three recorders you mention I'd suggest the SONY M10 as it is the
quietest. The H2N is the noisiest.
I use a SONY M10 with alternatively a Telinga Parabola, or a Dodotronic
Parabola or a pair of Sennheiser K6/ME66, or just simple mics made with
PRIMO EM172 capsules.


2016-03-29 20:48 GMT+02:00  [naturerecordists] <

> Looks like I found the right group for this... ;-) I am a complete novice
> at recording. I did do a search and found post 30490 - "An inexpensive
> sound recorder for birders" - which is what I'm looking for. A basic
> recorder for singling out nearby bird songs/calls, mainly for
> identification and learning.
> I was thinking (hoping) that a shotgun-type microphone that plugs into my
> Samsung S5 could work? I wrote Sennheiser about using their MKE 400, and
> they replied that it "...has a standard 3.5mm TRS plug and hence would
> connect into Samsung smartphone without issue and without the need for an=
> additional adapters." This mic would have the added bonus that I could us=
> it on my DSLR.
> Has anyone used this with a Samsung smartphone? Is it effective? Or shoul=
> I look into a dedicated recorder such as a Zoom H2N or TASCAM DR-40 or So=
> PCM-M10 or something else? Not really wanting to spend over ~$250 and not
> intending to become even close to a pro bird recorder. The smartphone
> itself works just ok for recording, but difficult to focus on a specific
> bird song or call when there are many going on around you. Thanks!
> -Doug

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