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Re: Basic Bird Song/Call Recording Kit Recommendation

Subject: Re: Basic Bird Song/Call Recording Kit Recommendation
From: "Kevin Lucas" kslbirder
Date: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:22 pm ((PDT))
Your post helps me too. Is there a reason you left out the Olympus LS11? I
have one, and am ignorant of a fault with it. I'm no master of sound
Kevin Lucas

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 9:01 AM,  [naturerecordists] =
> wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> Unfortunately, Sennheiser gave you incorrect information that the MKE 400
> would directly connect to a smart phone. The MKE 400 and just about any
> 3.5mm microphone uses a TRS (3 connections) connector that will require a=
> adapter. Just about every smart phone uses a TRRS (4 connections)
> connector. The type of adapter you need is one similar to this one: *http=
> <!/Smart-Phone-Adapter/p/57388524/categ=
> . They are available from different sources. There is a newer mic from
> Audio Techinica, *AT9913iS, *that is designed to directly connect to a
> smart phone. Don't expect much quality from either of these cheaper
> microphones. Recording with a smart phone does work, but they do not give
> you the control over your signal like a dedicated audio recorder, and are
> not the lowest of noise. One good App is called Field Recorder. iRig
> Recorder is a pretty good free app. Not all microphones work well with
> smart phones due to the lower power supply voltage supplied by the phone.=
> Sony PCM-M10 is one of your better choices for a 3.5mm input recorder. Th=
> PCM-M10 are in short supply now because they are being discontinued. Othe=
> choices might be on Ebay, Olympus LS-10, LS-12, LS-14. There are some che=
> Chinese shotgun mics on Ebay that are essentially the same as some with t=
> Audio Technica Pro name on them.
> I think you will find that singling out birds, recording them, and gettin=
> even a decent recording is difficult unless the bird is less than 30 feet
> away. A shotgun mic helps by isolating the single subject better, but
> offers no gain. A parabolic microphone is generally used when you need to
> isolate a subject and the parabolic provides lots of gain. Wildtronics
> offers some of the least expensive parabolic microphones available. The
> lowest priced Pro Mini with a Micro Mic PIP is almost within your budget,
> and would be a big improvement over a short shotgun mic.
> Bruce Rutkoski
> Owner
> Professional Parabolic Microphones

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