Not satisfied with the sound of handheld audio recorders, here is a photo of my main tools for audio capture in the field.
I think the word capture is critical here as “captured” sound (or as I would prefer to call it audio) behaves and is perceived radically differently to that of the originating sound that “freely” occupied the space at which you captured it. It’s like lassoing a wild horse full of spirit that you have to tame and train to fit the performance requirements in your audio work or sound composition; you can groom it and gain its trust, but it’s never the quite the same once you have captured it, its spirit changes and there is just no going back once that happens. However even when captured its essence is still there somewhere in the sound, so the real trick is how you magnify that essence and make it sound free within the fenced parameter of your audio equipment.
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