I took mine out for the first time last night for Sara Watkins at the Grey Eagle in Asheville and ran DPA 4023 directly into it. On the same stand, I also ran DPA 4028 > V3 > 744. I'll post some samples and some more thoughts later, but it was easy to run and monitor/tweak levels.
Here are the samples from my first run:
both sources were run on the same stand right in front of the soundboard
for Mikaela Davis 4023>dr100mkIII, the levels were set to L:34.5 R:33.5
for Sara Watkins 4023>dr100mkIII, the levels were set to L:24 R:24
for Mikaela Davis 4028>v3>744t, the v3 levels were set to 40, 744t at normal gain/10 oclock
for Sara Watkins 4028>v3>744t, the v3 levels were set to 30, 744t at normal gain/1 oclock
Thanks so much for these tracks.
I spent more time listening to the Sara Watkins tracks. At first I was amazed at how close the quality of recordings were. For example both captured the bass drum really well.
Then I began to favour the smoothness from the 744T; the track sounded as if it had already been mixed and the rough edges taken off.
Yet after continuing to switch between takes, I now appreciate the "live-ness" of the DR100mkIII track. There seems to be more energy in the highs, but mids and lows are still taken care of.
Considering what it was going up against, I thought the DR100mkIII did a great job and this puts me one step closer to buying one. But I still want to hear the new Zoom F4.
Thanks again, gewwang, for putting these up.
EDIT: Was the DR100mkIII recording at 24/96?