November 20th, 2017

Raw audio of a pair of plastic castanets being played rhythmically. Recorded simultaneously with the Zoom H1, Zoom H4n Pro and Zoom H6 (XY) recorders to compare the quality. Thee castanets were about 1 meter away from the recorders.

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The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom recorder" on 11th November 2017.

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    m_with 2 months ago

    Used for a spanish schoolproject. Many thnx!

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    yunbomin 3 months, 1 week ago

    The sound quality is so good..thank you

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    se2001 1 year, 10 months ago



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