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Subject: Re: Recording settings, etc.
From: Rocker (rocker_at_shaw.ca)
Not only the mike designs but your techniques, settings and tips and
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar" <abdul.nathekar_at_blueyonder.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 3:25 AM
Subject: RE: Recording settings, etc.
> Hi there...
> I'd welcome a page describing your mic designs!!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
> Behalf Of Yall
> Sent: 26 January 2004 08:30
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Recording settings, etc.
> really like the rockbox and have been using it for almost a year. Most
> of my questions are about the recording features of the unit. I have
> recently begun recording live concerts with it and it has worked okay
> but I've had a few problems. Perhaps these are addressed elsewhere but
> I coulded find the answers
> here goes:
> my setup is a battery box with 9v and two electret capsules. All this
> into the line-in.
> 1) can I set it so that it starts at the lowest recording level instead
> of the highest? When I accidently stopped and started the recording it
> defaulted back to the highest level and caused lots of clipping till I
> adjusted it back
> 2) can the absolute lowest level of the line in be lowered? On very
> loud passages or with heavy bass there is clipping.
> 3) is there an easy way to adjust these things that I have overlooked?
> Any ideas on the quality of this mpeg3 encoder chip vs a portable
> minidisc recorder? I've made 50+ recordings with several md units and
> I've always felt my location in the crowd and the room acoustics played
> a bigger role than the recorder. However, the two recordings with the
> rockbox seem to be lacking. Will have to try a new 9v next and see if
> the clipping improves. I can always lower the signal before it hits the
> archos chip I guess but a software solution seems simplier right now.
> Hope that all makes sense. I was thinking of making a page on the mics
> I've made. Cost me less than $20 for the mics and battery box and my
> friends are always amazed at the recordings. The battery box is used to
> power the mics and also to allow more louder sounds to be recorded
> thanks for reading
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