Microphones Test n.1

Reading Time: 2 minutes I ran a practical test for six different types of microphone, using a Tascam dr100 mk3. The AOM5024 capsule was inserted in the center of a 12 cm diameter Plexiglas disc, while the other capsules are each related to its own microphone, as shown…

BROWN SHRIKE – LANIUS CRISTATUS – AVERLA BRUNA – 2003 JANUARY 12 – THE FIRST WINTERING IN EUROPE

Reading Time: 5 minutes First record for Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus in Italy – La Tomina – MODENA 2003, January 12 This recording was performed at La tomina, in the municipality of Mirandola (MO) – Italy. I used a Telinga Parabolic Microphone Twin Science and a Sony Minidisc…

Rode NT1a ORTF Vs. Audio Technica AT3032 in SASS

Reading Time: < 1 minute Below a comparison between two recordings made simultaneously using two Marantz PMD660 recorders.These are calls from a communal roosting, mainly consisting of about 200 Western Cattle Egret, with also the calls of European Robin, Blackbird and Magpie (At 1:15 a car passes on the…

My Favorite Portable Field Recordes Over the Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes top left: Analog Cassette recorder WM-D6C – top right: MiniDisc Digital recorder MZ-R50bottom left: DAT Digital Audio Tape recorder TCD-D3 – bottom right: Digital Audio recorder PCM-M10 Storage media used by the above recorders During about forty years of recording, I have used various…

MY FIRST PARABOLIC MICROPHONE SYSTEM!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This was my first parabolic microphone system: a 53 cm Rochè fiberglass dish that I bought directly from Jean Claude Rochè‘s Oiseaus Musicien (now Sittelle) in the early 1980s.The parabolic dish is quite heavy when compared to the current polycarbonate and PetG dishes. I…

Field Cricket Vs. two-spotted cricket

Reading Time: 2 minutes First reports for the Two-Spotted Cricket in the North East of Italy date back to 2003 (see PDF file below). The first two groups of singing notes refer to Field Cricket, the last two groups refer to Two-Spotted Cricket.As you can see, in the…

Ringed Bush-cricket Grasshopper – Rhacocleis annulata – FIRST RECORD FOR NORTHERN ITALY

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here the recording of the grasshopper Ringed Bush-cricket, Rhacocleis annulata, first record for Northern Italy, which produces a call that is difficult to hear without the aid of a bat detector. The first ten phrases using a bat detector; the second ten phrases using a…