Field Recording

is what I want to do in the next years ,

or better

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sound photographs

I've had something like this in my head for years.
A photograph with a sound file, where you not only see the surroundings, but also hear the sound as it sounded exactly in that place and at the time of the picture/recording !

I wish I had done something like this during all my past expeditions in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia ...

I am currently creating content for this site. To meet my own quality standards I still need some time for this.

Please visit this page from time to time. Thanks for your interest!

I am in no way a professional when it comes to field recording, there are much better people to find on the net!
This is just a list of what I will be using nothing more ...


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I haven't worked with field recorders for a long time. But I have a project in mind, ‘sound photographs’. Thats why I bought some sound equipment !

I wont go with the expensive Nagra, Sound Devices or Sennheiser.

ZOOM & Rode and the like do the job for me...


My ZOOM F4 Field Recorder

Thanks again Achim for the good price !

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The preamp is of the F4 is very good, in my opinion almost on par with Sound Devices! Even in a very quiet environment you hear no preamp noise!

When it comes to recording, the F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit has made life so much easier with better navigation over menus & audio levels, with 6-inputs and a variable-frequency slate tone generator to confirm levels. The F4 features a very light design of 1.0kg with a rock-solid construction with tons of features such as multi-track recording to record up to six discrete tracks, camera return with an input 5/6 for monitoring purposes, record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 512GB each, a file protection that saves  files automatically while recording in case of power loss and more, onboard mixer with effects that allows flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs and reduce sound of wind and other noises.

24-Bit/192 kHz with Integrated Mixer
Four Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs
High-Quality Preamps with Phantom Power
Built-In Limiters on Every Input/Output


My Zoom PCF-8n Bag

Thanks again Martin for the good price !

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Bag suitable for Zoom F8n, F8 and F4

Opening on the side for access to the connectors.Removable, water-repellent and transparent top Padded straps. Interior has various compartments through dividers with hook and loop fastener Pockets on the front and back. Removable bottom part allows access to the battery compartment/bottom of the F8n recorder


MY ZOOM F-Control

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The F-Control is a mixing control surface that gives me more control and flexibility when recording in the field. It works with the Zoom F4/8 Multitrack Field Recorder to create a complete and professional on-location audio rig.

Recording Essentials at my Fingertips

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The F-Control makes recording and mixing easy with nine 60 mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, track arming, and PFL. Monitoring channel and output levels is simple with 12-segment LED meters, three user-programmable buttons, and a dedicated time code button. I can also organize recordings using the Track Scene edit buttons for metadata entry. The F-Control gives me the option to connect an external USB keyboard so I can enter information for “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take.”


My Zoom H5 Field Recorder

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A nice backup recorder !

Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful

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The preamp of the H5 is not the best but for normal sounds it is fully ok. Only for the very quiet environments it is not quiet enough, you can hear preamp noise.

The H5  portable ‘Handy Recorder’ is designed for multitrack live event recording, broadcast, or ENG situations. It provides over fifteen hours of operation with 2x AA alkaline battery cells, and can simultaneously record up to four tracks of audio. The include shock-mounted microphone capsule allows X/Y audio capture up to 140dB SPL, whilst optional and interchangeable audio input capsules provide a number of differing input methods.
Recording directly to 16MB to 2GB SD card or 4GB to 32GB SDHC card, the Hrecords up to 24-bit/96kHz in BWF-compliant WAV format, or 48 to 320kbps in MP3 format. Internal processing allows to employ low-cut filtering, compression, limiting.

It's so small that you can always have it with you, it's very beneficial not have to carry the big set all, the time !

For my ZOOM H5 I have so far the following microphone capsules they also work with the my Zoom F4 & F1

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The MSH-6 capsule for the H5 contains a unidirectional forward-facing microphone element as well as a bi-directional, side-facing microphone element to capture audio otherwise known as ‘mid-side’. The compatible recorder’s MS (mid-side) decoder allows the capture of a stereo image that can be later adjusted

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The XYH-5 capsule is designed for live broadcast and podcast applications and provides two unidirectional condenser microphones, each fixed at a 90degree angle. Capable of handling input levels up to 140dB SPL, this capsule is also well equipped to capture audio from live concerts or electronic news gathering (ENG) applications.

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Zoom EXH-6 - Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for
The EXH-6 from Zoom adds two additional XLR/TRS combo inputs to the Zoom recorder. This makes the H5 capable of recording up to four external signals simultaneously. Capable of handling either mic or line-level signals, each input is equipped with its own preamp and -20 dB pad. But his module does not provide phantom power.


My Zoom F1-LP

Thanks again Sirko for the good price !

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This is now my always on hand recorder

Field Recorder and Lavalier Microphone Set
Two-channel audio recorder
Compatible with zoom microphone capsules
Supports WAV formats up to 24bit / 96kHz or MP3 formats on microSD / microSDHC card (up to 32GB)
USB audio interface for PC and Mac (class compliant)
Rec Hold function for protection against accidental operation of the keys
Switchable limiter and impact sound filter
Automatic modulation
Internal clock for timestamp function
Power supply: USB or 2 NiMH batteries / rechargeable batteries (AAA)
Weight: 120 g (without batteries)
Input for ZOOM microphone capsule
Microphone input 3.5 mm mini-jack with screw connection
Stereo headphone output
Micro-USB for file transfer to computer


My Rode Blimp with dead cat greatly reduces handling and wind noise

I got now two of those.

Thanks again Dr. Richter for the good set price !

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It accommodates most shotgun microphones 325mm in length and 19-22mm diameter

Rycote Lyre suspension system onboard with internal spacing guide
Lightweight skeleton handle with 3/8” thread mount, Mogami cable with Neutrik and Switchcraft XLR connectors, Wind Shield and Shock Mount System. The RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for theRode and any third party shotgun microphone up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length. Now featuring the Rycote® Lyre suspension system, the Blimp provides the ultimate in microphone suspension and isolation. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap. The Blimp’s handle has also been completely redesigned, reducing the product weight significantly, while increasing the ergonomics for handheld use. Housed inside the grip is a heavy-duty Mogami cable which splits via a junction box to a highly-flexible thin cable inside the Blimp, to minimise the transference of vibration to the microphone. The Blimp attaches to any standard boompole via 3/8" thread attachment at the base.

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Mount Adapter
Compact and lightweight mount adapter for Blimp-basket windscreen boom pole (replaces the factory-mounted handle)
3/8" threaded receptacle
Weight: 60 g

Perfect to mount it on my Cullmann Tripot !

My Boom Pole

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Boya BY-P140

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BOYA BY-P140 Fur Windscreen Windshield

for my Rode NTG1 & NTG-2 & NTG4+


My Rode NT-5 matched pair

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The RØDE Matched Pair of NT5 Mics are very sensitive and will give a very accurate sound reproduction.

Matched Microphone Pair
True condenser microphone with gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
Cardiod characteristic
Frequency range: 20 - 20.000 Hz
Output impedance: 100 Ohm
Maximum SPL: 143 dB
Max. output level: +13.9 dBu
Very low noise
Requires 48V phantom power
Dimensions (H x W x D): 118 x 20 x 20 mm
Weight of each mic: 101 g
Finish: Satin nickel

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Superb mics for stereo field recording !


My Audio-Technica AT2022

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   Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone.

A dual-element condenser microphone designed for stereo recording, the AT2022 features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture. The AT2022 includes a 1.6′ (0.5 m) cable terminating in a 3-pin XLRF-type and a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) connector. The output of the microphone is a 3-pin XLRM-type connector. The microphone requires a 1.5V AA battery for operation. A switch permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral 80 Hz high-pass filter) to help control undesired ambient noise. The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing.

The AT2022 is an affordable stereomicrophone with a good noise performance. It can be used with any recorder since it doesn’t need phantom power and comes with furry wind protection. It is best suited for louder recordings like dialog, musical instruments, and atmospheres 50 dB or more.

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Now I need a XLR cabel that works with this mic. My ZOOM F4 has no 3.5 mm connector just XLR. But my ZOOM H5 got one...

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I talked to the Audio-Technica service and they recommend the pro snake 90016 cable from Thomann, strange that they don't have their own cable to their microphone....


My AQUARIAN  hydrophone

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Unfortunately without  XLR ...

The hydrophone is designed to work with any recording device, computer, or transmitter that offers a plug-in-powered, 3.5mm microphone input. It uses  a low-noise, robust transducer assembly  and includes a low noise internal impedance buffer amp. Operation is very simple: just plug in and use. It is a really good hydrophone ! POWERED BY A 9V BATTERY


My Rode NT1A pair

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 They have Ultra-low self-noise (5dBA), so perfect for binaural nature recordings!

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For this mics to work well outside I have to build two wind baskets arrount the original Spider Shock Mount, unfortunately there is nothing suitable on the market for these microphones ...


My Rode NTG-2  condenser shotgun microphone is nice to have, it fits perfect in my Rode Blimp !

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The NTG2's elevated sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at my mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG2 delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing selectable low-cut filter. The durable and lightweight high-grade aluminum housing is finished in hard-wearing epoxy paint to withstand the stress of field recording.

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I also have a small handle and a dead cat/wombat for it, perfect for carrying with my ZOOM H5!


My Rode NTG1

  Shot Gun Microphone

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The NTG1 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications in film, video, television and broadcast. Its full frequency response, low noise and transparency make it ideal in a range of applications, including filmmaking, voice-over and streaming, while its low weight (105 grams) makes it an ideal boom microphone. It also features a switchable high-pass filter for added flexibility.

Because of its high sensitivity, the Rode NTG1 can generate high output levels without adding too much gain to your preamps; this helps reduce the self-noise for the preamps and delivers cleaners sounds.

Key Features:
Premium shotgun microphone
Low noise and full frequency response
Highly directional supercardioid polar pattern
High-pass filter (80Hz)

Lightweight (105 grams) and easy to use


My matched stereo pair

LOM mikroUši Pro

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The LOM mikroUši Pro are a pair of phantom-powered stereo-matched, high quality omni-directional electret microphones. Compared with regular built-in microphones supplied with many recorders, mikroUši Pro have exceptionally low noise and high sensitivity, in addition to their tiny size (only 6.8 mm in diameter). They are especially useful for recording delicate sounds and environments.
They have industry-standard XLR connector for use with pro-sumer and professional field recorders and preamps.

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I also have the mikroUši Windbubbles Wind protection made by Bubblebee Industries from Denmark.

The LOM mikroUši Pro are Phantom powered, matched stereo pair of pre-polarized condenser microphones
Operating voltage: 24-48V  (phantom power, IEC 61938)
Cable: 1.5 m (for each mic) with 2.1 mm diameter
Maximum input pressure level: ~115 dB SPL
Sensitivity: -32 dB at 1kHz (±3 dB)
Self-noise: ~20 dBA
Output: XLR-3M balanced, transformer-less, floating
Output impedance: 30-50 Ω
Power consumption: ~3mA per pin


My matched pair Lom basicUcho with Professional windshield also knows as BBG, made by Rycote in UK.

Thanks again Oliver for the good set price !

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The basicUcho is a phantom-powered, high quality omni-directional electret microphone. Compared with regular built-in microphones supplied with many recorders, basicUcho has exceptionally low noise and high sensitivity. It is especially useful for recording delicate sounds and environments.
basicUcho has an industry-standard XLR connector for use with pro-sumer and professional field recorders and preamps.
The plastic part of the microphone body is professionally 3D-printed from plant-sourced PA11 nylon.

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Phantom powered, pre-polarized condenser microphone
Operating voltage: 24-48V  (phantom power, IEC 61938)
Maximum input pressure level: ~110 dB SPL
Sensitivity: -24 dB at 1kHz (±3 dB)
Self-noise: ~14 dBA
Output: XLR-3M balanced, transformer-less, floating
Output impedance: 30-50 Ω
Power consumption: ~3mA per pin
Dimensions: 80 x ⌀20.3 mm

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The Professional windshield also knows as BBG, made by Rycote in UK. It is compatible with microphones with 19–20mm diameter. Made to offer the wind attenuation properties of a full sized windshield in a much smaller package, the BBG Windshields are designed to slip onto the body of the microphone. This allows the microphone to be hand-held or shock-mounted. They are also perfect for my RØDE Matched Pair of NT5.


My Sennheiser MK2002 binaural microphone system

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Binaural audio recording is arguably the most realistic method of capturing audio by creating an accurate 3D-audio experience. The basic concept relies on the acoustic shadow created by the human head, which allows capture of audio directionality along all-three axis, X, Y, and Z , using two microphones. Each microphone is placed into the ear canal of a dummy head, or, as with this Sennheiser MK2002, within the outer ear of the dummy head or my (human) head.


   My Rode Stereo Bar SB20

perfect for the LOM mikroUši Pro & Lom basicUcho or the Rode NT-5Microphones!

Thanks again Hatie for the good price !

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Mounting Rail for Stereo Microphone Pair
For tripod mounting of two microphones
Material: Robust ABS
Precise angle and distance markers for positioning the microphones according to ORTF, XY or small AB
Two slidable 3/8" threads
Spacer can be used above or below
Dimensions (H x W x D): 170 x 240 x 70 mm
Weight: 45 g


My beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 Ohm Headphones

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The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 is an over-ear headset, but thanks to its soft, replaceable velour ear pads, both have a secure fit and a high level of comfort are ensured even during extended use. It features a single cable connection on the left side, which means it can be put on and taken off frequently without getting caught up in the cable, while the robust and adjustable spring steel headband with its soft padding also makes for excellent durability. And in keeping with beyerdynamic’s constant commitment to quality, the DT 770 Pro has always been

hand-built in Germany.

My Beyerdynamic DT Hardcase

The Hard Case with zipper keeps the headphone save .

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Fabric cover outside
Velvet coating inside
Small pocket with hook & loop fastener for e.g. 6.3 mm adapter
Outer dimensions: 22.5 x 18 x 12 cm

Weight: 180 g Colour: Black


My Flyht Pro Mobile EVA Case

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Universal Case
For mobile radio links, recorders, accessories etc.
Fold-out accessory compartment
Hook and loop fastener straps for attaching to tripods
Carrying handle
Material: EVA
Outer dimensions (L x W x H): 250 x 240 x100 mm
Weight: 0.5 kg

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A perfect orgenizer for all the bits and pieces you bring around with you!          I have 2 of these...


My Cullmann Magnesit 532 Aluminum Tripod

I had this Tripod on many of my Expeditions!

This company has excellent customer service!

Thanks again to Roland Lämmermann

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Professionally-specified full size 3-section tripod
Magnesium and aluminum alloy combination
Foam-padded upper leg segments ease handling in cold and carrying upon shoulder
Individual leg angle locks and detachable center column allow excellent minimum working height
Retractable spikes for use upon soft ground
Weight hook at bottom of center column for aided stability
Crown designed with ridges that perfectly mate to underside of Cullmann's Magnesit ball heads
Maximum upper leg diameter of 32mm

Load Capacity 17.6 lbs (8.0kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)
Maximum Height 71.7" (182.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 61.0" (155.0cm)
Minimum Height 7.1" (18.0cm)
Folded Length 27.6" (70.0cm)
Weight 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip locks


My Cullmann MAGNESIT 522T  Tripod

I had this Tripod on many of my Expeditions!

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The acronym T in the model designation of the Magnesit 522T stands for Travel, and this is exactly what the Magnesit 522T is best suited for.
Maximum height (cm): 124
Minimum height (cm): 20
Height when folded (cm): 39
Maximum load (kg): 5
Number of leg sections: 4
Weight (kg): 1.7


My Manfrotto MVK504X Tripod

Thanks again Michael for the good price !

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The Professional Fluid Video System, Aluminium with Sliding Plate makes the job even easier, thanks to its long list of design features and high-functioning capabilities. This tripod with fluid video head gives a professional quality pan and tilt, extra easy set up, and the freedom to collapse and tidy away into a neat, compact package when you’re done.

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This piece of kit consists of a fluid video head, and a pro video tripod with a mid-level spreader, giving you everything you need in one box. The mount features a 75mm half ball, so you’ll be able to get into the perfect position in a jiffy. This tripod with fluid video head can even support wider HDSLR and interchangeable lens cameras. The fluid drag system counterbalances loads up to 4kg, but it’s capable of holding normal loads up to 7kg, so one never have to worry about wobbling from one angle to the next, whatever equipment you’re using.
Linking the head to accessories like external monitors and microphones is a doddle too. Two easy link connectors give one the flexibility to attach whatever the job demands. And when the mount is up, it’s totally secure. It can support up to 20kg, making it super strong, all down to its die cast aluminium crown, and rigid two-stage design. The legs lock firmly in place at just a flick of a handle, spiked rubber feet and rubber overshoes keep a steady grip even on tricky terrain, and it’s versatile enough to pair with a number of different dollies.

Weight: 5.3 kg
Safety Payload: 10 kg
Counterbalance System: Fixed
Counterbalance Weight: 4 kg
Maximum Height: 164.5 cm


My OBO TS 360C Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Carbon fiber tripod.

If I don't need my heavy cullmann tripod this light tripod is very easy to carry !

Made of high quality carbon fiber, max. load capacity is up to 10kg. It weights only 1116g. Its 180° folded height is only 35cm. Durable, lightweight and portable.
The tripod height can be easily adjusted from 38cm to 150cm by adjusting twist locking knobs on 5-section extendable legs and 2-section extendable center column.
Supports disassembling into a monopod use, extendable length from about 38cm to 110cm.
With B262 panoramic ball head, the tripod can support panoramic shooting, vertical shooting or other tilting angle shooting. Its reversible center column also ensures your close-up photography or low angle shooting.
The max. tube diameter is 25mm, giving it exceptional strength for heavy duty work.
Spring hook can hang belongings like camera bags and other things to increase stability of the tripod. Non-slip rubber feet cap to prevent it from slipping.
Brand: OBO
Model: TS360C+B262
Material: Carbon fiber
Max. Load Capacity: 10kg / 22lb
Sections: 5
Folded Height: Approx. 35cm / 13.8in
Max. Working Height: Approx. 150cm / 59.1in
Min. Working Height: Approx. 35cm / 13.8in
Max. Tube Diameter: 25mm
Min. Tube Diameter: 13mm
Item Weight: 1116g / 39.4oz
Package Size: 40 * 12 * 12cm / 15.7 * 4.7 * 4.7in
Package Weight: 1392g / 49.1oz


My Cullmann Magnesit 35 Nm Ballhead,

with Independent Panning Lock and Quick Release - Supports 66 lbs (30 kg)

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The Cullmann Magnesit 35 Nm Ballhead with Quick Release is an ergonomically formed ballhead proven to withstand 35 Nm (Newton meters) of torque. This measuring system - for the first time - provides a dependable value relating to the loadbearing capacity of the tripod head, measured from the end of the lens.
This head offers a maximum range of control. The ballhead features three independent locking knobs to separately control general positioning, panning, and friction control, and is housed in a precision-machined stylish black anodized aluminum body.
The quick release system features a long sliding, dovetailed plate, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" camera screws, and a spring loaded video pin. Two built-in bubble levels aid in composition and assure accurate horizontal and vertical alignment.
Extreme high load capacity, tested by the German LGA TÜV Rheinland Group
Panning base, with degree markings shown in cut-out window
The quick release plate is compatible with cameras that have either the 1/4"-20 or 3/8" tripod socket
69mm Base diameter
56mm Diameter ball sphere


My Kingjoy KH6900

Telescopic Head Made of High Quality Precision Aluminium,

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Compatible with Tripods with 3/8 Inch Mount
Weight: 1.3 kg, maximum load vertical: 20 kg, load level: 15 kg, dimensions: 240 mm x 100 mm x 270 mm
360° panoramic function - can be tilted from +150° to -70°, scales for inclination, rotation and height shift - nodal point can be adjusted


Neewer z flex tilt ball head

very nice to have

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Z-SHAPED TILT HEAD Helps to adjust shooting angles
Equipped with 1/4 inch screw
SOLID MATERIAL Made of CNC Machined Aluminum; Standard Load-bearing: 3 kg/6.6 lbs
The head is able to be adjusted freely. The folding design makes it convenient for carrying and storage.
Compatible with Tripod, track slider, slide rail car, stabilizer, etc.
Standard load bearing: 3 kg/6.6 lbs
Material: CNC Machined Aluminum Alloy
Screw hole: 1/4
Unfolding Size: Approx. 90 x 90 x 90 mm / 3.54 x 3.54 x 3.54 inches
Folding Size: Approx. 90 x 90 x 21 mm / 3.54 x 3.54 x 0.82 inches


My Beyerdynamic ZSH 23 FT

Thanks again Pascal for the good price !

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I have two of those !

Base plate with 3-pin XLR female and cable, for microphones with 3-pin XLR male


         My Lowepro ProTactic

        BP 450 AW II Backpack

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I have to bring all my equipment to the recording locations, so I need a good backpack, not too big and not too small !

The ProTactic BP 450 AW II professional camera backpack expands upon the rugged versatility and armored protection the ProTactic series is known for. This high-performance second generation offers a more adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities, convertible utility belt and includes utility pouch, water bottle holder, tripod cup and two Quick Straps. ActivZone back panel gives targeted comfort and support while All Weather AW Cover protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand. Compatible with all ProTactic series modular accessories.

High-performance modular photo backpack .
4-point access to gear
Waist belt converts to utility belt with included accessories
Lightweight FormShell™ construction for superior protection
New series of SlipLock™ modular accessories
CradleFit™ compartment safeguards up to 15-inch laptop


Peli Cases

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The legendary equipment case.

Shock-resistant, waterproof, resistant to oil and grease.
Robust and lightweight and approved by the American air traffic control FAA.
Military standard.
Automatic pressure equalisation valve - equalises the pressure in the case, does not allow water to enter.
O-Ring seal

I have a whole collection of Peli cases, they accompany me for many years on my expeditions. There is no better protection of my equipment!


Next I will have to get get some more microphones and other accessories which are suitable for my future projects.

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 Something like the:

Windjammer for the Rycote Baby Gag windscreens

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Lom Geofon

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The Lom Geofón is a sensitive omnidirectional adjusted for field recording purposes. Originally designed for seismic measurements, it can be used with regular field recording equipment to capture very faint vibrations in various materials and even soil.

Directivity: omnidirectional
Frequencyresponse: 10–1000+Hz
Impedance: 3500Ω
Resonantfrequency: 14Hz
Open–circuitsensitivity: 80.0V/m/s
Cable: 1.5 m, robust polyurethane jacket, shielded
Output: XLR-3M balanced, gold-plated black Neutrik connector
Dimensions & weight: 52.5 mm x 36.5 mm ⌀, 190 g 

---------------------------------------------------------------- Parabolic Microphone

Telinga © Copyright by Telinga Telinga © Copyright by Telinga

A- parabolic - directional-microphone like the Telinga would be very nice to have for far away animal sounds..


 Rode NT-SF1---

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And there are the new Ambisonic Microphones like the Rode NT-SF1 . The NT-SF1 records the entire spherical sound field – every sound from every direction – in perfect A-Format™ audio, which can be converted to B-Format™ audio and then manipulated infinitely using the 'Soundfield by RØDE' plug-in. One alter the mic directivity, position, and rotation after recording; create a full 7.1.4 surround mix; create a fully head-tracked 360° soundscape for immersive video. The possibilities are, quite literally, only limited by one imagination...

I am not sure yet if

Ambisonic Microphones are the right way to go.

It is actually enough to record binaurally...


The MBHO Schneider Disc

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The Schneider disc is a variation of the Jecklin disc developed by Jürgen Jecklin for his stereo microphone technique known as Optimal Stereo Signal (OSS). The idea behind OSS is to use a pair of spaced omnidirectional microphones approximately 6 inches apart (roughly the distance between the human ears) with a disc placed in between the spaced pair. The disc is covered with a thin layer of foam intended to absorb high frequencies - thus improving stereo separation between the microphones. The difference between the two types of discs is the foam sphere at the center of the Schneider disc, which reduces the amount of high-frequency energy reflected from the disc, and results in an increase of stereo separation.Below approximately 200 Hz, the Schneider disc has ittle (if any) effect on the stereo signal because the audio wavelength is large enough to bend around the
disc, equally reaching both microphones. However as frequency increases above 200 Hz, the Schneider disc's foam sphere increases stereo separation between the paced pair.


It will take some time to get everything together because I recycle as much as I can, that means I buy most everything used !

All my sound equipment I bought myself, nothing is sponsored!

I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned or featured !

Red Fox Alaska © Copyright by Ch. Breier Red Fox Alaska © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Especially here in Germany you can buy such things in top condition for a fraction of the new price. Even then it will not be cheap at all but cheaper than new for sure and way better for our environment...

For all the other hard to get used, there is a very good store in Germany  Thomann !

I am not affiliated with Thomann, I just like the store and the very good prices & service they provide !


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