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Subject: RE: looking for mic recommendation
From: Gary Wingert (
Date: 2004-06-04

I don't know if anyone has pointed this out, but check See the Core Sound Binaural
microphones, as well as the Stealthy Cardioids.

Also notice that they are slowly moving to PDAs with
8GB CF cards or MicroDrives to record 24/96 audio!
Bye-bye DATs!!

Can rockbox record to .wav and not only .mp3?!


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Glenn Ervin at Home
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:49 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: looking for mic recommendation
> I have a cheap little mic that works great.
> It is supposed to be used to amplify sounds from far far
> away, and it is
> about the size of a match book, and about that shape. It
> uses a little
> battery.
> But it works quite well for recording.
> It is called a cyber spy, and it is worth only about ten
> bucks or so, but I
> like it.
> If you amplify it to high, the sounds are higher pitch than
> normal, but if
> you turn it down, or otherwise, turn down the gain on the
> Archos, sounds are
> quite normal sounding.
> I use a patch cord from the shack with an eighth inch male
> plug at each end
> to plug into the mic.
> You will have to do a web search to find one, as I bought mine from an
> on-line business that sells items as they get them, and
> usually does not get
> them any more.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andreas Stemmer" <>
> To: "Rockbox development" <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 3:59 AM
> Subject: Re: looking for mic recommendation
> > I'm assuming an external mic would help. Is the mic that
> Archos sells
> > worth the money? Are there any other recommendations for a
> better mic?
> I have three methods of recording things with my jukebox:
> 1) For band rehearsals it's the best to feed some signal from
> the mixing
> console to the line in of the jukebox. But this assumes that
> you feed all
> your signals into the mixer, which isn't the case in most rehearsal
> situations. But that's the way I do it most of the time.
> 2) The archos mic is good (for its price), but very
> sensitive. I like it for
> voice recording, but it's useless for band rehearsals for me, because
> everything gets distorted.
> 3) For loud situations without the possiblity of getting a
> line signal from
> the mixer, I use the Giant Squid Audio Lab - Stereo Mics (powered,
> omnidirectional version)
> There's NO preamp in the box, it's only the power supply for
> the mics, but
> as these mics are powered by a 9V battery (as opposed to most
> 1,5V powered
> mics for MD recorders), they produce enough level for the
> jukebox and they
> sound great. Ideal for band rehearsals, live gigs, bootlegs etc.
> Another possiblity I haven't tried: use the archos preamp
> with other mics
> which are less sensitve.
> Perhaps this also helps:
> Andreas
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