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Offline Jerseyguy57

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Recording
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:25:45 AM »
I'm buying a Tascam DR-05 with a set of cardioid mics with a battery box that has bass roll off. This will be my first foray into stealth recording. Any ideas about setting recording levels, bass roll off? I will be sitting withing the first 10 rows. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Recording
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »

Don't use the built in bass roll off especially with small cardioid mics. You can do it later with software if it's needed.
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Re: Recording
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 10:54:28 AM »
What mics are you buying and what kind of music are you recording ?
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Mics : Sony ECM-717, MM-HLSC-1 (4.7k mod), SP-CMC-4, 2x DPA4060, 2x DPA4061
Battery box : SP-SPSB-6524 w/bass roll-off filter, MM-CBM-1
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Re: Recording
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 02:09:56 PM »
The first show will be a jazz group. The 2nd show will be a rock and blues show. The mics will be the SP-CMC-2's.

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Re: Recording
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 03:29:43 PM »
If you have the time, bring headphones, and go record something you don't care about.


Talk into the mics as you set levels. Call out your level changes, then go listen back. If it's convenient, go outside and listen, or wait for set break and do more experimenting.


If you don't have time to get to a real venue and try it with a band or DJ, you can use your home stereo, set to moderately loud volume. Try to simulate what you expect to hear from your location at the show you want to record.


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Re: Recording
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 07:24:37 AM »
The first show will be a jazz group. The 2nd show will be a rock and blues show. The mics will be the SP-CMC-2's.

Definitely no bass roll-off with cardioïds.
SP-CMC-2's (Audio Technica AT831) are great mics. I've heard a bunch of enjoiable recordings made with them. Do you have the standard configuration or the high SPL versions ?

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The standard configuration comes with the two microphone cables terminated together into standard stereo gold plated 1/8" (3.5mm) mini plug. The high SPL versions (with XLR phantom plugs or with the AT8532 power modules) come with each mic on separate cable and connector.

The standard configuration might get you a distorted recording at loud SPL concerts.
If the blues/rock band you want to tape has huge sound, better not stand too close to the speakers...
Mics : Sony ECM-717, MM-HLSC-1 (4.7k mod), SP-CMC-4, 2x DPA4060, 2x DPA4061
Battery box : SP-SPSB-6524 w/bass roll-off filter, MM-CBM-1
Preamp : Church Audio CA-9100
Recorders : Sony MZR-700PC, Edirol R-09HR, Tascam DR-2d

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Re: Recording
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 08:34:46 PM »
Mine will be standard configuration. The jazz show I will be fairly close but the other show I'll be back further.

 

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