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    I like the OKM's, they sound great, but... they're a bit flimsey. You have to be really careful with them. Next to the mini-jack plug the copper wire is already showing (had to tape it up sad ) and one of the plastic earbuds fell apart the other day (glued it back together).

    - bram

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    A female "Bonjour" would be lovely...thanks!

    I am using the keywords "Good Morning" to search for the Dutch and other kind offers, but have yet to find anything. Am I looking in the wrong place?

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    Co3
    I think thats what his gonna do at his website, but it cant be done in the "credits" part.

    Why can't it be done in the credits?
    It SHOULD be done in the credits.

    - bram

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    asking for usage w/out attribution would be the easiest in this case...
    send the uploader a message.

    - bram

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    Well, I use them a lot, because they are so easy to carry.

    A lot of my recordings on freesound are done with them and all I can say is, that they are brilliant.

    To me they are the most sensitive ones, ideal for field recording. There is a rock version, too.

    Inchadney grin

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    Hi all,

    I got the opportunity to compare the Fostex FR2 with the LE version.. The results are on:

    http://www.erdie.de

    There is some explanation necessary. At first tried to calibrate the gain level on both devices as good as possible. We used a mixer from the kitchen for this. Then we applied one Schoeps CMC64Ug to each of the devices and put the mics to the same distance of the mixer. With the gain level meter we adjusted to gain until it looks identical (-6dB). The first graph shows the sprectrum of the mixer. The FR2 seems to be about 2 dB higher as the FR2LE so we have to calculate this difference into the other noise measurements.

    The gain was about 35 dB (there is no way to say this exactly)

    The second graph shows the comparison of the noise floor with 200 Ohms at the Mic input of both devices without phantom power. After calculating the difference of the gain level it seems to be that the noisefloor is 1 dB lower on the FR2LE but thsi can be ignored. For me it look very similar. Anyway there are some spikes with do not appear at the FR2. In the area of -90 dB this does not hurt so much but the interpretation of the overall noise level will become slidly worst because of this.

    The spikes fo the LE are increasing in the 3rd graph when phantom power is applied. I assume this has something to do with the optimised (decreased) power consumption of the FR2LE. They will likely come form the power supply of the LE. The LE work with less voltage compared to the FR2.

    The overall picture looks good for the LE concerning the price is just half of the FR2.

    -Erdie

    P.S. I am sorry, the text is in german, i posted it in a german forum. You can click on the pics and the FR2 is red, the FR2LE is black

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    does anybody uses Soundman OKM binaural mics?
    I read something about it - seems special as all Soundman's products.
    the price is high, from 150 to 300 euro.

    http://www.soundman.de/usa/usa.htm

    http://www.nnyman.com/soundman/

    (being a newbie I can't compare technical features between OKM and the others,
    only see that frequency response is the same 20Hz - 20 kHz)

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    martian
    hey digifish

    thanks for the recomendo - I'd stumbled on them myself on the web and was humming n arring...

    I see you also got the rc09 -

    I'm waiting for that to come in stock at my local this week!!!

    so back to the sound professional's - do u stick em in ya ear - or use the clips to clip em onto ya glasses or something?

    How they cope with wind noise?

    they on sale at the mo USD$ 49!!!!!!

    it's almost enought to push me over the edge hehehe!

    thanks

    martian

    They are a perfect match for the R-09 as the R-09 also supplies plug-in power for them, is small and light. Great combo. The only issue I have with the SP binaurals is they can act like antenna and pick up electrical interference from noisy sources, nearby. If for example you are in a room with a dimmer on a light switch you may pick that up from ~2 meters away. A digital camera within 50 cm may also pick up. However, it may be common to this type of mic as they are ver small and sensitive.

    You put them in your ear. Takes 2-5 minutes to learn how to do...but once you know, it's straight-forawrd. There are instructions and indeed a pic on the site...

    http://www.soundprofessionals.com/mas_assets/full/SP-TFB-2.jpg

    The sale, are you looking at the same mic, I see $69

    http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-TFB-2

    Wind noise: you can order separate wind-socks, but I have found that just like any mic there are no magic solutions...if it's windy you will get wooshes and pops. Quite a few of my recordings are out-doors, have a listen for wind noise (no covers used)

    digifish

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    hey digifish

    thanks for the recomendo - I'd stumbled on them myself on the web and was humming n arring...

    I see you also got the rc09 -

    I'm waiting for that to come in stock at my local this week!!!

    so back to the sound professional's - do u stick em in ya ear - or use the clips to clip em onto ya glasses or something?

    How they cope with wind noise?

    they on sale at the mo USD$ 49!!!!!!

    it's almost enought to push me over the edge hehehe!

    thanks

    martian

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    martian
    ahem!!!

    would like to add the word "budget" in there too!!!

    If you check out my sounds many have been made with Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2 mikes.

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/searchText.php?search=sound%20professional&start=15&searchDescriptions=1&searchTags=1&searchFilenames=0&searchUsernames=0

    $USD 69

    Sound fantastic.

    digifish

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    I have a 4-second animation designed as a logo/intro for an animation company (it's not a real company I just did the animation for fun btw).
    It uses a grenade sample, but I don't know how to attribute it, as there are no credits. Is there some form of tag I can use? Or do I need to send a PM and ask for permission not to attribute it?

    cheers,

    (@rwy^

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    aaaah.. aaw I got so happy weird lol

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    Co3
    and I am so Honored that you picked my Downloaded Files lol tongue
    At least it looks A LOT like my downloaded files

    Its to do with the login. if i were to look at that link it would show my downloaded files smile

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    check the High End Binaurals from Core-Sound, made of DPA4060 capsules. I have had them for a while now and I am very satisfied, great dynamic, great overall response, good gain, decent noise floor... very surprising for the size, price around 1000 US...

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    if you are mac based you might want to take a look at audio finder - it's a really great library app for audio - and basic editor....

    Nice article!

    perhaps a binaural microphone will get you into even deeper stealth mode - any stories there?

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    Hey guys,
    I noticed that there are no camera sounds on here... make it so grin

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    ahem!!!

    would like to add the word "budget" in there too!!!

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    would love to experiment in the ultimate in stealth recording

    so what are the best wearable binaural mic's?

    I'm just starting my search now - mostly interested in catchin discreet ambiences for film projects- ie streets and cafes with out people saying "oooh look - there's a microphone...."

    M

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    mussashimits
    Hi,
    Im making a flash video and in one scene, there is a wrinkled up piece of paper scraping across the concrete floor. Might anyone have a sound I could use for this (or could they possibly make one)?
    Thanks

    I just uploaded these...

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=34945

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=34944

    digifish

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    I think thats what his gonna do at his website, but it cant be done in the "credits" part.
    Thats what I think he means, Bram..

    and I am so Honored that you picked my Downloaded Files lol tongue
    At least it looks A LOT like my downloaded files tongue lol