hey there, i've a question...
is someone using lavalier microphones for field recording? my current field recording setup is the olympus ls10 + a beyerdynamic mce86 shotgun.
since the beyerdynamic is relatively quiet (a fact they fixed with the mce86 II), i think it might be worth getting another microphone into the setup. the LS10's internal mics are okay to my taste, but their stereo field could be wider (and the mce86 is mono), therefore i think a stereo set might be good choice! i suspect that an X/Y stereo mic might not be that different from what the LS10 offers to justify the price, while two seperate condenser mics would require two stands also (which is too heavy for my taste then). that's why i got interested in lavalier mics...
the dpa 4060 are really often referenced on websites to be really great for ambience recording, and they're light, small, unobtrusive etc... however they're quite expensive. but then i saw the (new?) rode lavalier, which would be an affordable stereo set. the rode has approx. the same sensitivity as the DPA, but i did not found information about the self-noise.
does anyone use lavalier microphones for field recordings and could share experiences or even sounds? especially not from the dpa 4060, which can heard in several recordings on tim prebble's blog already.
maybe it's a stupid idea to think about new mics in general... so feel free to talk me out of this.
keep this really brilliant manifesto in mind: a lesser photographer
, which maps perfect to recording addicts. or to modular system junkies. or bicycle tinkerer. ok, this is getting off topic now ;-)