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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #195 on: June 22, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
New version of REC Remote for Android promising
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Improved stability and performance.

I never had any stability or performance issues with the previous version and don't recall seeing any reports of that here?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #196 on: June 22, 2021, 07:37:01 PM »
Is there any consensus on the headroom and/or sound quality of the internal mics? I know that taping with internals is mostly looked down on (sometimes for good reason), but I am very curious. The idea of throwing the unit in a hat and controlling it from my phone without fussing with any mic cables or battery boxes is a super appealing minimalist fantasy.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #197 on: June 23, 2021, 12:42:41 PM »
Is there any consensus on the headroom and/or sound quality of the internal mics? I know that taping with internals is mostly looked down on (sometimes for good reason), but I am very curious. The idea of throwing the unit in a hat and controlling it from my phone without fussing with any mic cables or battery boxes is a super appealing minimalist fantasy.

When I first got my a10 I took it to a couple local singer/songwriter shows at bars etc and was actually very impressed with the sound. In a pinch or casual recording, they work just fine.

If that's the rig you want to run, go for it!
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #198 on: June 23, 2021, 03:46:50 PM »
Is there any consensus on the headroom and/or sound quality of the internal mics? I know that taping with internals is mostly looked down on (sometimes for good reason), but I am very curious. The idea of throwing the unit in a hat and controlling it from my phone without fussing with any mic cables or battery boxes is a super appealing minimalist fantasy.
I'd say it sounds pretty good for rock and roll. Certainly compares to other handhelds.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #199 on: June 28, 2021, 05:47:15 PM »
New version of REC Remote for Android promising
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Improved stability and performance.

I never had any stability or performance issues with the previous version and don't recall seeing any reports of that here?
v3.2.0 is now available for Apple iOS as well. Gonna try running it on my M1 Big Sur to see if it functions?! Uh, no.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sony-rec-remote/id1076809535


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This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone."
Oh.
Ugh, now my iPad can't find the A10 on bluetooth but my phone still can? Oh yeah I guess I never paired the iPad with the replacement A10 I got after noticing that my balance was not even on the line input.


New version looks identical to the old version, best I can tell. Has it always had "scene select" available? I'm gonna use my two user scenes to set it for 96K or 48K so I can record bird chirps at 96.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #200 on: June 29, 2021, 02:43:54 AM »
This might have been mentioned here before...

The other day, before a show, I charged the A10 plugged into my mac. I forgot that it would be connected, so i just disconnected it physically when charging was done. Then the A10 said "The SD card needs to be formatted". I went into panic mode for a second or two...

The solution turned out to be simple. I plugged it back into the mac, waiting till the disks were connected, then ejected them properly before disconnecting, and the error message was gone.

Just thought I would mention this in case anyone ends up in the same situation...

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #201 on: June 29, 2021, 01:18:55 PM »
This might have been mentioned here before...

The other day, before a show, I charged the A10 plugged into my mac. I forgot that it would be connected, so i just disconnected it physically when charging was done. Then the A10 said "The SD card needs to be formatted". I went into panic mode for a second or two...

The solution turned out to be simple. I plugged it back into the mac, waiting till the disks were connected, then ejected them properly before disconnecting, and the error message was gone.

Just thought I would mention this in case anyone ends up in the same situation...

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That could save someone's bacon. Thanks!

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #202 on: July 15, 2021, 07:20:28 PM »
Quick question.... What are the best setting when at a metal show and a 1 is clipping. Schoeps to an nBox to the a10. Manual on line in

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #203 on: July 15, 2021, 07:35:28 PM »
Quick question.... What are the best setting when at a metal show and a 1 is clipping. Schoeps to an nBox to the a10. Manual on line in

Baby nbox  ;D

The regular nbox is 20db of fixed gain, right?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #204 on: July 15, 2021, 08:09:34 PM »
Quick question.... What are the best setting when at a metal show and a 1 is clipping. Schoeps to an nBox to the a10. Manual on line in

Baby nbox  ;D

The regular nbox is 20db of fixed gain, right?

I believe so.@schoepsnbox would have to confirm.  Loudest show I have used the A10 at. Only my 3rd show. Purchased just before the pandemic hit

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #205 on: July 15, 2021, 11:04:49 PM »
Quick question.... What are the best setting when at a metal show and a 1 is clipping. Schoeps to an nBox to the a10. Manual on line in
resistive pad cable?
That's what I had to get in order to knock down the signal level from my Beyer MV100 preamp, which has options of +20,+40 or +60 dB gain, in order to go into the line-level-limited Zoom H2 (original "electric shaver" handheld only takes nominal 0.775v on its line in, which is really low)
I found a -11dB pad cable from Coresound, which worked great for me on that setup with minimum fixed gain.
Looks to still be available in -11, -20 and -32dB version.
(1/8" mini female input, 1/8" mini male output)
https://www.core-sound.com/products/attenuator-cables

 

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