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Subject: Re: Gain

Re: Gain

From: Thom Johansen <thomj_at_pvv.ntnu.no>
Date: 2006-06-06

Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
> Hello,
> My hardware is iRiver H 340.
>
> I have a electred condenser stereo microphone and the sound is to
> low.
> Is that because the it hasn't any plugin power?
> Can the gain be much higher than it is now? Because when I have the
> gain at it's highest it would be often good if I can have more gain
> because the signal I get is low.
> Or have I to connect a preamp to the recorder?
>
Electret condenser mics do not need phantom power, but
some of them do require pre-amps to get a decent output level,
so things seem to point towards you needing to use a pre-amp.
It is technically possible for us to apply more recording gain
in software, but it will be digital gain, and won't sound very
good if you need much of it.

Thom
Received on Tue Jun 6 15:56:37 2006


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