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Re: Battery box questions
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012, 05:07:45 PM »
I could get the SPLs up to where I wanted on high sensitivity at modest recording levels, but like I said, it came with more white noise than I'd like. Wouldn't more sensitive mics pick up even more white noise? Or is that me being a noob?
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Re: Battery box questions
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2012, 05:21:45 PM »
I think the noise you are describing is the inherent self-noise of the mics.  Normally, that's not audible because the level of the signal is so much higher.  In this case, though, the signal is low so the self-noise becomes more apparent.  More sensitive mics will pick up more signal, so they will more effectively drown out that self-noise (assuming similar self-noise levels).  They will also pick up more ambient noise, but in proportion to the music level, so that won't be any more audible.

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Re: Battery box questions
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2012, 07:39:03 PM »
Ah, okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!
"Life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings, about fire in our bellies and about furtive little feelings, and the aching amplitudes that set our needles all a-flickering, and they help us with remembering that the only thing that's left to do is live."

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