Pine Creek Unit

Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Image of microphone array in a deciduous grassy background

Out at an area close by again, one that is currently open and easily accessible. This is the Pine Creek Unit, part of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge.
This was a backpacking shakedown test to see if I could get a six channel recording system into a backpack. It works but I need to figure out where a tent and food will go.
What you see above is a quad array of Sennheiser MKH 8090 (low fuzzies), sub-cardioid microphones; above it is a Jecklin disc (high) with two omni mics in it. Below you are only going to hear the quad array, if you have four speakers. If not you’ll have to settle for stereo.

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It took a few hours for the California Poppies to completely open!