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Recording field audio of car engine/exhaust/etc

I strongly disagree with a lot of Dave's recommendations, based on my experience recording vehicle sounds for racing games, advertisement and sound engineering: an engine under load doesn't sound ...
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Newbie who wants to record nature sounds on a budget

Nature recording is a really tricky place to start with cheap gear, as ambiences tend to be reasonably quiet and cheap gear nearly always has a high noise floor! I've found most quiet nature ambiences ...
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What is a telephone pick-up coil used for?

It recording inductance of electromagnetic waves that are generated by coils with magnet wires. I've you would put a coil of magnet wire around a core (plastic for example) and you place it against ...
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Neumann KM185 field nature recording suitability

Being hypercardioid, a KM185 with adequate wind protection would be fine recording point-sources in mono, but not really suitable for any form of stereo recording. I would use spaced omni or cardioid ...
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Recording field audio of car engine/exhaust/etc

I know this is almost 5 years old... However, I stumbled upon something that supports EMV's answer. RØDE made a hot lap recording of a GTR and also showed a setup for consumers without a massive ...
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Who is the king of the portable field recorders?

The King is the Sony M-10. It is cheap, has good sound, is quiet, batteries last forever, and you will actually use it because it is so small. It is what most people should buy instead of all the ...
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What is a telephone pick-up coil used for?

You can use a telephone pickup-coil to record (plug it into the "mic" jack on your tape-recorder) or amplify (plug it into the "mic" jack on your amp) phone conversations; you can ...

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