It’s for the birds

Seabirds, in this case. On Titchwell Marsh, an RSPB Reserve on the North Norfolk coast.

A brief outing to trial the CM4s, and despite the shoestring approach, I am happy with these mics. It wasn’t a proper AB test, but I much prefer them to the Clippys that people are keen on - it is a much richer sound (although the omnis do have their place) but I’m probably approaching it from a live sound/music direction rather than from a sound recordists view.

Heckin’ windy, though. Even the dead cats struggled with the breeze so if I were doing it again then I might be looking at a) a blimp or b) an old fashioned wind break (much to the consternation of the professional twitchers).



June 9, 2024