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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #165 on: October 06, 2016, 11:36:30 PM »
M10's preamps are pretty good....  IMO, go battery box > MIC input. 
Set your peak lights for -12...  set levels to try to keep em peaking in the green (as close as you can).  Even with 24 bit, do your best not to waste any bits.
From people smarter than me, the M10 is marketed as 24 bit....  but results are closer to 16 bits. 
Start with levels set at 4 or 5 on the dial...  and adjust accordingly.
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #166 on: October 07, 2016, 04:10:38 AM »
Wanna check your levels with nobody else around? Try hollering a few feet away from your setup... you know, the way folks will at a John Prine show?! That oughtta be louder than the music, unless you set your mics next to the main PA stacks.
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #167 on: October 07, 2016, 02:14:11 PM »
Wanna check your levels with nobody else around? Try hollering a few feet away from your setup... you know, the way folks will at a John Prine show?! That oughtta be louder than the music, unless you set your mics next to the main PA stacks.
Funny, but true! Good idea!

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #168 on: October 07, 2016, 02:19:45 PM »
M10's preamps are pretty good....  IMO, go battery box > MIC input. 
Set your peak lights for -12...  set levels to try to keep em peaking in the green (as close as you can).  Even with 24 bit, do your best not to waste any bits.
From people smarter than me, the M10 is marketed as 24 bit....  but results are closer to 16 bits. 
Start with levels set at 4 or 5 on the dial...  and adjust accordingly.
Fantastic little deck!!!

........I think I met you once years ago at Toyota Park Phish maybe??  You told me that you used to run B&K's maybe??
Make great tapes man!!!

Yup, that was me. Good memory. Used to run the B&K 4011's back in the day, LOVED those mics, made some great pulls with 'em!
I've been out of the game for quite some time and not up to speed with current technology, so thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #169 on: October 11, 2016, 02:25:03 PM »
Our beloved recorder has been discontinued by Sony.    :alert:

B&H shows it as so.  Sony has removed from its product page. 

An end of an era:  one of the greatest portable recorders of all time.

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #170 on: October 13, 2016, 09:18:06 AM »
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #171 on: October 13, 2016, 06:53:41 PM »
Has sony replaced this model with a newer one? If so what did they replace it with?


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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #172 on: October 13, 2016, 10:01:40 PM »
Has sony replaced this model with a newer one? If so what did they replace it with?

Not really.  The only small music-focused recorder they make right now is the PCM-D100 which is far more expensive at ~$800, which IMO is far too high a price for what it does.

They still make their voice recorder line, but those don't have the recording capabilities of the M10 and similar devices.

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #173 on: October 14, 2016, 06:57:25 PM »
The power switch on my M10 is sticking.  You know how you pull it down to power on the unit, then let it snap back to the middle position?  Mine just stays stuck in the down position.  Anyone else experience this problem, and have a fix for it?
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #174 on: October 14, 2016, 10:06:13 PM »
There's likely gunk behind the slider (pocket lint, stale beer, etc.). Try blasting it with electrical contact cleaner. Just don't use the stuff with added lubricants. :cheers:
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #175 on: October 16, 2016, 11:02:51 AM »
The new Tascam DR-100 mkIII is what I'd buy if I needed something like the M10 right now.
But new Tascam DR-100 mkIII has 2 XLR input instead of a 3.5mm plug like M10  :'(
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #176 on: October 16, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
The new Tascam DR-100 mkIII is what I'd buy if I needed something like the M10 right now.
But new Tascam DR-100 mkIII has 2 XLR input instead of a 3.5mm plug like M10  :'(

The Tascam DR-100 mkIII also has a 3.5mm input as well as the 2 XLR inputs. The 3.5mm EXT IN jack on the top of the recorder will supply plug-in power just like the M10.
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #177 on: October 16, 2016, 02:22:03 PM »
The Tascam DR-100 mkIII also has a 3.5mm input as well as the 2 XLR inputs. The 3.5mm EXT IN jack on the top of the recorder will supply plug-in power just like the M10.
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #178 on: October 16, 2016, 06:27:26 PM »
The DR-100 mkIII is a lot larger than the M10, so it might not be a good replacement option for some. I don't have any personal experience, but the R-05 seems to be pretty popular and I know several people who think highly of the small Olympus recorders, so maybe those would be good substitutes. And maybe Sony will introduce a replacement. I think the M10 sold pretty well, so you would think they wouldn't completely abandon that market...

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 (Part 8)
« Reply #179 on: October 18, 2016, 07:27:07 PM »
... the [Roland] R-05 seems to be pretty popular and I know several people who think highly of the small Olympus recorders, so maybe those would be good substitutes.

The R-05 gets my vote for heir alternative to the M10 throne.  Doesn't have the astounding battery life of the Sony but you should be good for about a day of festival taping.  The R-05 might actually be slightly smaller overall and the specs are just about the same as the M10.  In nearly 5 years, mine hasn't given me so much as a hiccup of trouble.

 

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