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If you want to clean nature ambience, it depends on whether you want to remove hiss from preamps or remove atmospheric-nature sounds, which may make a nature-ambience muffled. If you record some ambience outside, you may have some ugly frequency around 1khz or lower which gives a lot of (atmospheric) noise in the ambience. Try to filter this out with an ...


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If your budget can stretch to a bit over $200 and are certain you don't need external mics then the Sony M10 should do the job. If you need external mics and can tolerate the high self-noise when using the built-in mics, then the Zoom H4n. There are a lot of excellent recorders in the $200 - $500 range. Which one works best for you probably depends more on ...


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How about the Tascam DR-70D? Around $300 not as small but still easily backpack able. Noise floor specs seem respectable and less than h6 and h6 perhaps even the tascam 100mkII Any opinions anyone?


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The Olympus LS-10 has really good built in mics (for the price anyway) and can be found refurbished for about $130. You are going to have a really hard time finding anything particularly solid under the $100 mark though. It's hard to get a good mic for under $100 let alone an entire recorder. The quality you get starts going up a lot very rapidly as you ...


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For that price range you may need to consider buying used. Recorders like the Zoom H2 are nearly indestructible, record in stereo (24/96) or quad (24/48) and sound remarkably good. I use mine all the time; it's been through the wringer, dropped and dinged, broken parts and corroded mic grilles, but still going strong. (Just used it last weekend to record for ...


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stretch to the cost of a Sony PCM-M10. you will never, ever, regret it.


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There is the Zoom H1, which is around $100 and ticks most of the boxes you mention. However, I'm not sure it will produce good enough recordings of the wildlife you mention. You get what you pay for, $100 is really not sufficient to get high quality components. Add to that the narrow stereo image of the H1 (because of the xy mic setup), which makes the ...


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The EM-23s has a very nice low end and brilliant signal to noise. The capsules are not as cheap as a few bucks each (like other cheaper Primso) but they cost like 50-60 USD / capsule, then you need fet:s, then you need housing etc. but of course if you got very nice soldering skills you may do better then me =) / Pete


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Well...haven't used them, but supposedly, they use Primo electret capsules, which can Be had for just a few Bucks each. The Sony pcm m10 uses primo capsules with a noise floor similar to that of Telinga. So if you can solder, look for primo em23. Also, search taperssection.com for telinga em23 pip for more info.


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Do you know of any tested techniques for making recordings of this length, or have any other ideas on how it might be done? Yes. We've successfully recorded weeks of video plus audio on a Raspberry Pi using a WD PiDrive hard disk for storage. I've tested multiple microphones for use with the raspberry pi and only two of them would record at an acceptable ...


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