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June 26th, 2022

Rural area in Dutch polder on summer evening. Two lady’s on bike pass.
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Al recordings this evening / all recordings in this polder the last years

Date/time: June 21th 2022, 19:39 PM

Weather: 20c, clouds 67%, wind E - NE 2 bft with gusts to 13 km/h, 1014 hPa, humidity 50 - 60%.

Location; polder Hoge Maasdijk, Hedikhuizen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe. GPS 51.72555 5.18538

Gear chain: Rode NTG1 and Sennheiser mkh50 AB40 setup stereo recording, > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. The recorded signals are generally intended for playback over stereo loudspeakers ore headphones. When you want to use it in MONO –> delete one channel and make the other channel mono.

AUDIO EXPERIMENT, please comment;

This is an experiment with two different quality microphones;
1] Sennheiser MKH50 top of the range super cardioid microphone (right).
2] Rode NTG1 mid-range cardioid microphone with some noise (left)

The research question: Is it possible to make a good recording with two such different microphones?

I tested different microphone setups; AB30 AB40 NOS setup.

What is did: I went to a very quiet natural environment (polder) where there are few details. This will make the noise from the microphones more prominent.

The gain of the Sound Device 302 mixer is set to maximum, the Tascam dr-100 Mk2 too.

Later I edited the files in Audacity in the following way.
a] turn on the spectrogram
b] look for the quietest moment in the long track, so no birds and wind, etc.
c] determine the noise of that moment, look at the effects of Audacity
d] perform noise reduction. In my case between -2 and -4 dB).
e] get a good balance and you're done.

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