EVP Work and the RR-DR60

I 100% LOVE capturing EVPs. To me, they are provide some of the best evidence that you can present.

There is a very unique feeling that you get when you play back a recording, to a group of people who you just conducted the session with only to find a voice that you all know was not present during the session. It is truly exhilirating.

I primarily use the Panasonic RR-DR60 for EVP captures. It is known as the boss of recorders. It just captures more EVPs than other recorders that I have used. There’s a reason that these devices fetch ridiculous amounts of money on ebay.

Why is it so effective? My theory is around the fact that this is older technology that is lacking the filters that are used on modern recorders. There are probably a whole host of other reasons but this is, in my opinion, the primary reason.

The Problem With Ultra-Sensitive Recording Equipment

One of the biggest challenges with this is type of equipment lies with what makes them so great to begin with. They “hear” everything. People talking from great distances can be picked up from these recorders and subsequently be confused with a voice from beyond.

When recording with a group of people, there are many things that can create a “voice” that is heard upon playback that are not paranormal at all. Recording sessions require a certain degree of planning and discipline. Without those two precautions, it is really hard to truly assess what the vast majority of EVPs come across as. More on that later.

Types of EVPs

There are a few common classifications of EVPs. It is easy to break them down but there may be some confusion around what these classifications really mean. Let me try to explain…

  • CLASS A EVP: This is the holy grail of EVP work. A Class A EVP will be easy to understand, sound as if there was someone speaking right into the recorder, typically requires no debate as to what is being said, and doesn’t need the use of amplification in order to hear the words. These are rare – even with the best recorders.
  • CLASS B EVP: Probably the most common EVP (for me) and with the DR-60. These EVPs can cause some debate as to what is being said, generally require some sort of amplification to hear properly, and may only be partially understandable.
  • CLASS C EVP: Also pretty common with most recorders. These can drive you nuts for many reason … it’s almost impossible to discern what is being said, you definitely need to amplify and play back at various speeds to even guess at it, and people will wildly disagree what has been captured. They do fit a common trait of EVPs that I will cover here shortly.
  • CLASS D EVP: I don’t even like calling these an EVP because 99% of the time, they’re not paranormal at all. Someone whispered, a voice from across the street was picked up, etc. The results here can also be your brain piecing together sounds to make words. That’s what we are programmed to do as human beings and this can be a major stumbling block with EVPs.