Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trivia (IV)

This is my Zoom H1 field recorder. I was looking for an inexpensive field recording set up and saw it on ebay for 85 Euro. Wife let me buy one, so I ordered it from musicgear4uk back in January. I've been using it since then, making field recordings here in Porto and this thing is really great.

I do have one advice though. The H1 is notoriously sensitive to being handled and moved, so much more so than the H2 and H4 models. It is essential to get a windjammer and decent shock mount so that you can isolate the mic from handling and wind noise.

I bought my windjammer / windshield from Rick (Rickvanman) at http://miccovers.co.uk/. Rick has come up with the best solution to the problem that I've seen so far.

Here's some examples of my... huh... work (LOL) for the past 3 months.

You can also find these recordings at the accidental recordist.

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