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Subject: Re: microphones
From: fille (fille_at_nibewege.org)
Date: 2003-02-16


>Yes, if you notice the jack is labeled "line-in" so it requires a line level
>signal to be input. Preamped microphones put out a line level signal,
>others do not. Someone has tried the Archos microphone and they said it was
>adequate.
>
> > - I want to record dj mixes at a local party , does the Archos deal with
> > too high incoming volumes ? Does it autocompress the sound or will i get ,
> > what is called in dutch : 'overstuwing' , a messy boosty sound , like when
> > you shift up the volume too high but your boxes cant handle it and start
> > sounding bad . If the answer is yes , how can i overcome that problem ?
>
>You need to adjust the recording levels properly so there is no clipping
>(which I believe is the word you are looking for) But... If you are
>talking about using an electret (condenser) microphone, then the clipping
>can take place in the microphone with this type of mic. Obviously there is
>nothing the Archos can do about that. Use a dynamic (preamplified)
>microphone or an electret microphone with a high bias like a 9v battery. If
>you use a battery box, you can get some with bass roll-off filters that can
>help to eliminate the excessive bass that these microphones sometimes
>record. Battery boxes and preamps all get pretty expensive though. Best
>bet is to get the DJ to allow you to plug the Archos into his rig.

First of all , it's a crowdy party and noone can guarantee the safety of the
Archos , so i choose the safe way :) .

Then , as the Archos Microphone has a pre-amp , you think this mic is a good
one for me ? Or what other mics are there to take in consideration (brand and
type) ?

Greetz,

Fille



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