Blackbird

Portabrace AR-HDP2 case
Portabrace AR-HDP2 case

I recently bought a Portabrace ((The more-or-less industry standard navy blue bags you see almost every sound recordist carrying their gear in)) case for my Tascam HD-P2 recorder. It took a little while to arrive as the case had to be shipped from the USA (and judging by the date on the manufacturing tag I suspect it was made to order as well) but it was well worth the wait – it protects the recorder all round while still allowing easy access to every control and connector. This evening I tested it in the field for the first time, and while walking around the local lanes I came across this Blackbird (Turdus merula) singing in a hedge about 3 metres away, with the sound of the Aller Brook audible in the background:

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