Recording in North India with Chris Watson

March 2, 2009

Beginning of next month I will be going on a recording trip to Corbett National Park in North India. On the trip also will be Chris Watson.

Corbett is situated in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains in the Nainital and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttaranchal at altitudes ranging from 400m to 1100m. The forests, jungles and grasslands feature some of the richest wildlife in the Indian sub-continent.


Mammals are typically Rhesus Macaques, Langurs, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Dhole, Jackals, Red Fox, Sloth Bear and the Black Bear. Near to 600 species of birds can be observed and reptiles are typically the Gharial Crocodile, the Muggar (Marsh Crocodile) but also the Indian Python, Viper and the King Cobra.

This will be a unique opportunity once again to work with Chris and learn from the master in wildlife recording.

My recording kit so far looks like this:

Sound Devices 702 recorder
Sennheiser MKH 8020/ MKH 30 mid side kit
DPA 4060 spaced omni kit

2 Responses to “Recording in North India with Chris Watson”

  1. SantanaStudent009 Says:

    Sounds like an incredibly fascinating trip! I’m wondering how expensive your recording kit was. I’m thinking of doing some wildlife recording in the northeast U.S., and will try out my new Sonopak kit (just under $100, U.S.).

  2. Samuel L. Says:

    Hey, nice tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to that man from that forum who told me to visit your site 🙂

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