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Re: Suggestions for a small stealth deck (like pcm-10) but with balnce controls
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2017, 09:15:29 AM »
AFAIK, the R-05 has a hidden menu that provides balance control, just like the R-09 did.  Check the TS thread on accessing it's hidden Easter-egg menu.  IMO doing so would only be useful if you are always using the same mics with an channel imbalance and wanted to avoid having to re-balance for that every time in post.

Even then, doing it in post would likely be more precise, unless the R-05 can adjust balance in 0.1 dB increments, which I doubt.

If I had this problem, I'd measure the exact difference in output between the two mics, then make a project template file in my DAW that has the one channel adjusted by that amount to compensate.
Roland r-05 sounds interesting. Any experience with the balance control menus? Don't want to be fumbling a lot in stealth mode.
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TS thread link - Roland R-05 has secret easter egg menu for more settings too! http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=136806.0

R-09 provided balance control in it's secret menu.  I assume R-05 does too.   I don't think it is something you can or would want to try an adjust while recording.  Rather, it's a measure-and-adjust-beforehand, kind of thing to generally equal out levels as a good starting point. 

As stated previously, I'd only bother with that if it the mic sensitivity was significantly off-balance, but I readjust the balance-level of all my recordings by ear as need anyway even if the level difference between channels is spot on.  There are other factors a balance tweak can adjust for, and in the end a correct subjective psychoacoustic balance is more important than a numeric level balance.
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Re: Suggestions for a small stealth deck (like pcm-10) but with balnce controls
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 06:37:10 PM »
In a live setting, there may not be a way to make subtle balance adjustments because you're not likely to have the same signal level passing equally passing through both sides of a PA except for that one mythical magical seat rumored to exist somewhere in the venue and then only so briefly that how could you ever set your balance with it?     

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Re: Suggestions for a small stealth deck (like pcm-10) but with balnce controls
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2017, 10:15:26 PM »
In a live setting, there may not be a way to make subtle balance adjustments because you're not likely to have the same signal level passing equally passing through both sides of a PA except for that one mythical magical seat rumored to exist somewhere in the venue and then only so briefly that how could you ever set your balance with it?   
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Re: Suggestions for a small stealth deck (like pcm-10) but with balnce controls
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 09:49:15 AM »
TS thread link - Roland R-05 has secret easter egg menu for more settings too! http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=136806.0

R-09 provided balance control in it's secret menu.  I assume R-05 does too.   I don't think it is something you can or would want to try an adjust while recording.  Rather, it's a measure-and-adjust-beforehand, kind of thing to generally equal out levels as a good starting point. 
I just tried this with my R-05 (firmware version 1.03) and didn't find any balance option in the "secret" menu.
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