steelbankjames
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microphones to record outdoor sounds

Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:22 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a basic microphone, which can be used with the Pi model B, to record outdoor sounds such as bird noises?

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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:47 pm

A zoom h1 is $100 and is portable and I've connected it to the pi via USB to put the wav/mp3 files on my pi. But it's a recorder with mic in one. You could hook any mic up to the pi and record via audacity but the zoom h1 is more portable.
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cyrano
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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:28 pm

Real outdoor mics are kind of expensive. Sensitive mics can't stand moisture.

The Zoom suggestion might be your best bet. But everything depends on what you're trying to do.

You also need to take into account the RPi doesn't have sound input. So you need a USB audio interface. And one that works with the RPi.

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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:11 pm

cyrano wrote:Real outdoor mics are kind of expensive. Sensitive mics can't stand moisture.

The Zoom suggestion might be your best bet. But everything depends on what you're trying to do.

You also need to take into account the RPi doesn't have sound input. So you need a USB audio interface. And one that works with the RPi.
Sorry my ignorance, but is it possible to use the audio output from the 3.5mm socket, to input audio?

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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:13 pm

No, you need something else, whether it be a USB device or a HAT
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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:09 am

USB mics/interfaces that don't require a driver work best. But I don't know how to use them without audacity.
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Re: microphones to record outdoor sounds

Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:07 pm

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