Edited by Silvertongue, 30 September 2009 - 08:37 AM.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:36 AM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:07 AM
If you intend to try for EVPs, save your money. There is no point in spending money for something which is not sufficient to do the job you want. Better to hold off until you can afford to get what is needed.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:20 AM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:51 AM
Now I know why I'll never be an investigator of any level. It's only for the elite.
Only for the elite? I don't understand that response. All Caverat is pointing out is to at least use something better than voice quality because it's not a tool that's going to do the job. It's like trying to load Windows Vista on a 386. It has nothing to do with anyone being part of the elite, it's just reality. You can pretend it's going to work, but in the end you're just deceiving yourself. If all you want to do is have fun and play with a toy, convincing yourself that what you're recording is really paranormal, by all means do so. Plenty of people do. But if you want to take this field seriously then you're going to have to be willing to give what it takes, and that means spending at least a few hundred dollars on some quality gear.
FWIW, there are recorders available on eBay for less than $200 that will do the job rather nicely. You're going to spend at least $50 on the RCA voice recorder, why not save up $150 more and do it right? Heck, if you really want to do it, right, spend $20 on an analog tape recorder. Even that's WORLDS better than the cheapo digital voice recorders. So you have to spend more time analyzing the recording... So what? I guess I have to ask you and everyone else toying with the paranormal -- do you really want to put in what it takes to make real strides in this field or do you just want to play ghosthunter? It doesn't take a lot of money to take this field seriously, but it certainly does require time and patience.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:59 AM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:55 PM
You were given a few alternatives to things being pricey, don't forgot things like E-Bay, Craigslist, freecycle and their ilk to get equipment. Not everyone, if anyone, on the board can just toss money around. I'm a single parent so budgeting is always on my mind.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:57 PM
But suppose rather than everything you just spent a couple hundred $$ and got a decent stereo audio recorder? Forget the camera, and all the other stuff, just concentrate in one area of study. Let someone else concentrate on video and the other stuff. Team up with them and pool your resources. That way you get the best of both.
That is exactly what our association does. Yes, I have a rather elaborate EVP system. But when it comes to video, I leave that to other associates. Same with other aspects of investigation, each of us has specialized in one main area. And while no one of us has evrything, when you put us together as a team we have the combined resources to cover most large scale investigations. For instance I don't have a FLIR system. But one of the associates does, and if I need one I can have him there with a phone call. And if he needs EVP work, I get a call. ( He doesn't even do audio recording.)
No it's not an elitist hobby, but like everything you do have to put a little into it. But that's true of everything, Even if you take up a sport you need to buy the equipment to participate.
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