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  1. J

    Sound recorder

    If you are sleeping in a relatively small tent, you are the source of humidity... I presume the like the rest of us you do breath and expel moist warm air. And inside tents it can get cold - the colder the temperature the less moisture can be held in the air, so condensation forms on cold things...
  2. J

    Sound recorder

    This looks great value. The only thing I don’t like about all-in-ones, is that it is very hard to understand the specifications and to compare models. So for example how directional, sensitive and noisy are the built in mics, and (perhaps more of an issue for 16 and 24 bit recorders) how much...
  3. J

    Sound recorder

    Are you assuming an iPhone 15, when you say this? Earlier models only have a lightning cable input, so as you say, you would need some kind of adaptor. Anyway, I suppose it is academic as AGDK says he wants a separate recorder, as he uses his phone for other stuff. It is also a shame that...
  4. J

    Sound recorder

    Is there an option to do this? There is no 3.5mm socket on an iPhone, so not sure how you would do this. Rode do some mic for iPhone (Mics for Iphone) as do Sure etc., but generally the specs are very sketchy - it is normally unclear if the mics are any more sensitive or have any lower...
  5. J

    Sound recorder

    Hmmm, I wonder if it was condensation? Lots of moist air expelled in a tent and normally temperatures drop, causing condensation to occur. I have thought my tent was leaking sometimes, there was so much condensation inside the tent. I know for camera gear, they always advise keeping your camera...
  6. J

    Sound recorder

    I tried a couple of options today - the WildLife Acoustics SM Micro and the Zoom F2 with the Clippy EM272. Unfortunately bird life was a bit quite - I was probably too late in the day (but it is winter), and then the wind started to pick. I tied the WA SM Micro to my rucksack shoulder strap...
  7. J

    Sound recorder

    My wife’s 5D RS got water damaged in PNG. A bit like your F3, you could see water in the LCD display. We put the camera in a plastic bag with a load of dry rice, and hey presto… the water was gone, and the camera has been fine ever since. We now carry desiccant bags for the same purpose - you...
  8. J

    Sound recorder

    I really don't quite think they are that delicate. They are designed to be worn as a body pack with lavalier, and it is quite common for people to want to use this type of recording equipment in the field. The definitely don't come with a warning 'for indoor use only'. Can you explain why you...
  9. J

    Sound recorder

    I would advise that you think about what you may want to upgrade to, and buy a recorder than would enable later upgrade, without having to start again... say you later want use a XLR shotgun mic, then a recorder with only a PiP 3.5mm socket will not be much use. My shopping list would be XLR...
  10. J

    Sound recorder

    I understand what you mean.. the F2 is plastic and feels rather flimsy... but I am not sure this is really the definition of a field recorder. Zoom don't seem to think so..... I suppose it really depends on how harshly you are going to treat your kit, and what environments you are going to...
  11. J

    Sound recorder

    I recently bought a Clippy EM272 and have a Zoom F2 already. Looking at the spec of the Clippy EM272 it is probably the most sensitive mic you can get for the price (and has low noise). It is possible that due to the sensitivity, it will be very susceptible to handling noise or noise from your...
  12. J

    Sound recorder

    Sorry, I misread the spec... this is not a two channel recorder, though it can record a poly file - with the same signal recorded two two channels. This means this recorder is pretty similar to the Zoom F2, and wouldn't be useful for matching with the High Sound Compact stereo parabola.
  13. J

    Sound recorder

    Recording birds in flight is quite difficult. The main problem, is that you cannot get the mic near to the bird - it is much better to position a mic close to a bird, than to use a more sensitive mic. I think the best tool for recording birds in flight is probably a parabola, due to the high...
  14. J

    Sound recorder

    As Mono says, noise will be the biggest issue. Normally for recording birds people use directional mics (parabolas and shotguns) to help minimise off-axis unwanted noise and sounds, but with ‘always on’ recordings this is normally not possible - you don’t know if the bird is going to vocalise...
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