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3 Tips to Prevent Wind Noise From Ruining Your Recordings

3 Tips to Prevent Wind Noise From Ruining Your Recordings

Field research presents a multitude of challenges, and wind noise may be one of the most frustrating. Not only is it out of our control, but excess wind can lead to distorted recordings, making it difficult to salvage the audio data that you are interested in analyzing. 

Avoid pesky clipping! How to adjust gain on your Song Meter

A common question that people send to Jeff and me as the support staff at Wildlife Acoustics deals with how people should adjust their recorder settings. In particular, how to set gain. For example, ā€œIā€™m trying to record X Species in Y Environment. How should I set the gain on my recorder?ā€ The documentation for our equipment provides some suggested starting points, but I always tell customers they should test out their settings and make adjustments if necessary.