Microphones – some types

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Various types of microphones can be used to record sounds in nature, from a simple dynamic monophonic microphone (very few actually used in recent decades), to complex stereophonic systems, very often Do It Yourself, to adapt them to the specific needs of personal taste, or depending on of the environment in which one operates. Moreover, there are particular microphones that allow to record the frequencies in the ultrasonic band, these are the so-called ultrasonic microphones, actually quite rare in their placement on the market.

  1. RODE NT1a Cardioid condenser microphone matched pair

Nightingale – nocturnal song – Rode NT1a stereo matched pair ORTF spaced- Fostex FR2 Le

2. SASS with Audio Technica AT3032 Omnidirectional microphone – matched pair

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How to built a SASS See Vicki Powys website

Frog and Blackbird duet recorded with SASS

3. Sennheiser ME 66 super cardioid shotgun microphone Matched Pair

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Sennheiser ME 66

Blackcap and Great Tit singing at dawn – ME66 Matched Pair Sony PCM D50

Blackcap and Great Tit singing at dawn – ME66 Matched Pair Sony PCM D50

4. TETA – DIY Stereo Microphone – AOM 5024L capsules

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Nightingales Duet song in a marshy environment – TETA Microphone