Lavalier microphones are useful in a lot of situations when you’re in the field. Their small size makes it easy to fit them into tight spaces to record perspectives that you wouldn’t normally be able to listen to. You can get very close to small objects or even insects or birds and given that they’re usually omnidirectional, they are great for recording natural sounding ambiences as well.
In this blog post, Benjamin Gale of Spacewalk Audio shares different ambience recording techniques using the 4060 lavalier microphones from DPA. He shows five different setups like quasi-binaural and a spaced pair with baffle between the microphones, all fitting in one blimp.
Gale shares his experiences with each setup, the pros and cons and a short comparison of a train recording with the 4060s and a Røde NTG4.
Read the full post and listen to the examples here.