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Subject: Re: Archos Recorder V1 - Recordings Clipping

Re: Archos Recorder V1 - Recordings Clipping

From: mat holton <mat_at_lessermatters.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 09:14:57 +0000

Bluechip wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I somehow feel that my question is most likely not about Rockbox, but
> about the Archos Jukebox V1 itself - but I could always be wrong (it
> has happened before <shhh>).
>
> I have an official Archos stereo collar/clip-mic: A pair of condenser
> mics in a little tube with a battery box mid-cable. The battery box
> holds a 1.5V AAA cell and a small amplifier circuit built out of
> transistors (two per side if I recall correctly). There is also a
> "volume" wheel which I leave on max.
>
> My girlfriend asks me to record a particular song for her [how cute is
> that?] ...So I plug it all in, clip the mic to the washing airer at
> about chest level and aim me and my acoustic guitar (?my acoustic
> guitar and I?) at it.
>
> The recordings are INCREDIBLY clean given the nature of the whole
> setup (cheap mp3 recorder, cheap mic, poor room acoustics, etc.) ...A
> little chorus+reverb+eq (in that order fwiw) and I'm not the only one
> to be impressed at the quality of the recordings. (The less said about
> my musical skills the better, possibly.)
>
> So there I am ...just about to tweak the gain to maximise/normalise
> the track so that the final volume is 'acceptable' ...and I noticed
> something which strikes me as strange ...There is clipping on the
> original recording at "-6dB" [Says soundForge v8]
>
> I'm used to working through a PC where you have considerably more
> headroom than that.
>
> What am I missing which may help me understand why this clipping is
> occuring?
>
> BC
>
>
>
>
Let's hear it!
Received on 2006-12-07


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