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Old thread reached bump limit and 404'd, so I figured I'd start a new one of these. Share your new and old recordings, tips and tricks, gear and equipment recommendations, etc.
Just went out in the field with my new Tascam DR-100MkIII. Was rather impressed with the preamps and quality of the recordings but I still have to get the hang of the proper input levels.

Here's a recording taken today at a new spot I visited, along with the desert spring in pic related. The recording has been unedited aside from cutting off the head and tail of the recording and boosting the loudness to TR-B32 standards. I had the input levels set at "18.0" while recording, as well as the built-in low-cut filter set to 220Hz. Huge improvement over the DR-05, probably even more so when I get better at using the device to its full potential. Let me know what you think, thanks! The band-tailed pigeons periodically hooting in the background are my favorite part. Thankfully the recorder did not pick up much of the thousands of flies/mosquitos/annoying flying insects swarming my exposed skin and face. They weren't bad in the meadow areas but were hellish in the shade of the forest canopy.

And here's another from today that I just uploaded, a duet by a pair of Scott's Orioles. Really beautiful songs they have, IMO.


Here's one more clip highlighting the song of the Scott's Oriole. This audio was a happy incidental result of trying to chase down and photograph one of these birds. While in the process of stalking it up the hillside, this guy re-located right next to my active recorder, so I was able to capture this very clear audio. Might have to try this form of strategic relocation again in the future!
I recorded this camping out late the other night. I was hoping someone could ID it for me

Interesting recording, is that you playing? Can't be of much help in identifying the birds in your recording, unfortunately.


Here's a clip of some mourning doves calling and taking off. Quality is kind of crap, it was windy and I had my input levels set pretty high.
Nice Tascam
Innawoods recording
I wish I could go out recording but I've had the hardest few months of my life. First exam is tomorrow. Kill me now.
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changed location, my Sony's also out there by the coyote den.
for a second I read that as "my son's..." kek
ive already got 50 hours of audio to review and both recorders are still /out/ there.

perhaps someone skilled in gait analysis can ID the creature walking down the creek here:

deer maybe
There's so much going on in that first one. There's also this pecking noise from around 8:00 on, that's the part I like best, the place feels really alive. Those Scott's Orioles in the second one are beautiful, one of them has a throaty voice that feels like it's one the verge of breaking up, it's great. But as far as pure birdsong goes I like the third one more, the second one is strongly focused too but sounds more roomy.
For this one >>1293460 yeah it's pretty noisy, but perhaps take the levels down a bit in post? It works better as an ambient thing than as a focus on the birds imo

I feel you anon. same here, work + uni is killing me, still haven't had any time to take the new mics out proper. On top of that looks like I'll have to get a job that'll hold me fast in the city this summer. goddamn.

You got yourself a bigfoot diggor
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too bad my trailcam was 150 yards away pointing in the opposite direction.

with 2 recorders going I got over 100 hours of audio.
my main target was this kind of frog:
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Thanks for the feedback! Yes, that place is very active with birds, especially if get there at dawn. Tons of Acorn Woodpeckers, they were all over the place. I returned yesterday and got some nice new recordings, still have to sort through and process them. I visited a pond nearby at dawn and got this recording, love those red-winged blackbirds!


Good stuff, what kind of recording setup do you have there with the two mics? What are the mics and what do you have them connected to?

Pic related, saw this yesterday morning on the way to my recording sites.
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wow, that pond has it going on. makes me want to hit a pond for the solstice.
I'm trying my hand at spaced omnis. they're Sennheiser mkh20p48. They came with some spiffy shock mounts. I've used tripods and a mic stand with the mounts but here they're screwed into threaded rods hammered into the earth. strapped to the tree is some paper packing material, poor-man's acoustic tile
.../out/ recording
>tfw never getting anything better than the C01U

On the up side, the Nikon D3400 camera has an "okay" sound capture for video. I took this an hour or more ago. Also, no drilling rigs!

That is actually quite nice Sam, good deal!
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what a tease, I could watch for hours. Sounds like you got the same frogs there.
forgot to mention the mics are plugged into a SD mixpre-3.
a positively cringe-worthy video of me finding the rig after leaving it 24 hours innawoods: https://youtu.be/GhdKIyxAqLY

considering what this thing costs it's a little unnerving to realize a group of youngsters walked right past it:
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> unnerving to realize a group of youngsters walked right past it

I find that pretty much everywhere, except no-go zones in massive parks, there will always be people crawling all over everything at any given time. Even in the no-go zones there's always someone like myself too. lol

>Sounds like you got the same frogs there.

Eastern USA.


lol yeah, well I was actually doing other stuff, trying to get pics of lightning bugs in the pitch dark. Here's the only "good" one I could get.

>body: D3400
>lens: vintage Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4
>exp: 8 sec
>ap: f/1.4
>iso: 100

super cool dudes, I just got a Tascam DR-05, going to use it on canoe trips to get some quality audio to accompany some visuals
Noice! Looking forward to that.

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