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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. 

While you may not be able to take all the wind noise out of the recordings, you can significantly reduce its impact with a few simple tactics: 

In the Field: Mounting an SM4BAT mic using a telescoping feeder arm.

In the Field: Mounting an SM4BAT mic using a telescoping feeder arm.

The growing demand for conducting passive acoustic monitoring of bats allowed me, a self-employed bat specialist, to purchase five SM4BAT FS recorders. The choice of passive recorders and analysis software today was somewhat overwhelming, but because the SM4BAT recorders are fully weatherproof, have a decent deployment time, an option to be cable lock secured to a tree and of course the three year warranty length, the decision to choose SM4BAT recorders was a swift one.

Choosing between the SM3BAT and SM4BAT?

Choosing between the SM3BAT and SM4BAT?

You may have noticed that we not only have the new SM4BAT, but we are also continuing to the offer the SM3BAT. That's because while we recommend the SM4BAT for most cases, the SM3BAT has some unique features that you may require for your recordings. Answer the questions below to find out if you should be buying an SM3BAT or an SM4BAT. 

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