Reading Time: 2 minutes

(Above, the microphone that I named TETA, an original DIY stereo microphone.)

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
(Listening with headphones is a must!)

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

How to built a SASS See Vicki Powys website

Blackbird and Green Frog Duet

3. Sennheiser ME 66 super cardioid shotgun microphone Matched Pair

Sennheiser ME 66
Blackcap and Great Tit singing at dawn – ME66 Matched Pair Sony PCM D50

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

Nightingales Duet song in a marshy environment