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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #285 on: March 16, 2022, 02:59:47 AM »
Hey just a note to the thread:
I tried using an old class 4 MicroSD card at 2448, but it crashed thrice in a few hours.
I kept restarting when I noticed, but didn't think to switch to internal storage at the time.

The PCM-A10 seemed to be monitoring fine via bluetooth and the RecRemote app whenever I looked, but the end of each file before the crashes has several minutes of digital junk that I can't seem to turn into music.

I tried to import the junk as raw 1 channel, or lower bit rate, but no, it seems to be just crud.
I blame the old random card I found in my stuff and figured would work.
I doubt the card is bad, just old and slow.

it's labeled like this:

Kingston
MicroSD HC
8GB
C08G Taiwan
Kingston®
SDC4/8GB 18

should be 4MB/s which should be adequate for 24/48, but I guess not.
Recommend to test new cards in advance, and not cut it close on specs.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #286 on: March 28, 2022, 05:41:45 AM »
I ran the A10 straight for Billy Strings last night and have to say I’m impressed with the built in mic quality!

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #287 on: March 29, 2022, 09:58:08 AM »
I ran the A10 straight for Billy Strings last night and have to say I’m impressed with the built in mic quality!

Here's the recording: https://archive.org/details/billystrings2022-03-27

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #288 on: March 29, 2022, 10:06:28 AM »
I ran the A10 straight for Billy Strings last night and have to say I’m impressed with the built in mic quality!

Here's the recording: https://archive.org/details/billystrings2022-03-27

Nice! Yeah, the A10 internal mics are decidedly not bad if they're all you have to work with. Now all I need is a shirt pocket that's angled horizontally...

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #289 on: March 29, 2022, 10:52:39 AM »
Also helped by the style of music, nothing too loud and stressful.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #290 on: March 29, 2022, 10:56:35 AM »
This sounds nice!

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #291 on: March 29, 2022, 12:03:02 PM »
Also helped by the style of music, nothing too loud and stressful.

The recording level was on 1 and peaked at -3 which was a little stressful. I engaged the limiters but I'm not sure if they kicked in at all.  :shrug:

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #292 on: March 29, 2022, 12:26:57 PM »
The recording level was on 1 and peaked at -3 which was a little stressful. I engaged the limiters but I'm not sure if they kicked in at all.  :shrug:

Does that remove volume or take sound off the file?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #293 on: March 30, 2022, 12:19:55 PM »
I ran the A10 straight for Billy Strings last night and have to say I’m impressed with the built in mic quality!

Here's the recording: https://archive.org/details/billystrings2022-03-27

Maybe a dumb question, but how do you have the recorder mounted for this? Were you using a tripod?

This came out of pretty nice. Just trying to wrap my head around the folks that  >:D with handhelds.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #294 on: March 30, 2022, 12:23:32 PM »
I ran the A10 straight for Billy Strings last night and have to say I’m impressed with the built in mic quality!

Here's the recording: https://archive.org/details/billystrings2022-03-27

Maybe a dumb question, but how do you have the recorder mounted for this? Were you using a tripod?

This came out of pretty nice. Just trying to wrap my head around the folks that  >:D with handhelds.

I just stuck it on the balcony ledge with the mic capsules in "wide stereo" position

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #295 on: April 17, 2022, 04:51:00 PM »
Is there every a time when recording with "MIC-IN" would be preferable to "audio in"? Is it more sensitive? I recorded a quieter show yesterday with my a10, using only a battery box/audio-in and had to have my input level at the max, 30. Of course it's very noisy, would using MIC-IN resulted in a less noisy recording?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #296 on: May 03, 2022, 03:03:59 PM »
4 shows deep taping with 2 A10s. One for SBD and one for my mics on stage. Remote level monitoring is a godsend. Bluetooth has been kinda spotty when I'm constantly switching between units but I've always been able to hit it eventually turning Bluetooth on and off on phone. And once it's connected it has an extremely impressive range. I've generally been able (with some work reattempting a bunch) to connect to the SBD units at the back of the room from front row at sold out clubs. Simply stunned the signal's getting around all those bodies.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #297 on: May 10, 2022, 09:58:44 PM »
Anyone have experience getting soundboard feeds on the PCM-A10? My Roland r07 needs attenuation/pads or else the soundboard feed clips - do I need those for the Sony as well?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #298 on: May 12, 2022, 01:30:39 AM »
Anyone have experience getting soundboard feeds on the PCM-A10? My Roland r07 needs attenuation/pads or else the soundboard feed clips - do I need those for the Sony as well?
PCM M-10 can take 2 volts on the inputs. Rock that stuff.
If the level knob is over 7 or 8 then the input is too low
if the level knob is UNDER 1 then the input is too hot.
Sweet spot on Sony is usually 3-4 out of 10 on the input.

https://www.kenrockwell.com/audio/sony/pcm-m10.htm
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Stereo mic input (powered): 22k Ω or 3.9 k Ω depending on where you read it, 0.9 mV minimum, 2.5 mV rated.
Stereo LINE input: 22 kΩ, 500 mV minimum, 2 V rated.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #299 on: May 13, 2022, 06:47:38 PM »
Anyone have experience getting soundboard feeds on the PCM-A10? My Roland r07 needs attenuation/pads or else the soundboard feed clips - do I need those for the Sony as well?

7 different boards at 7 different clubs for rock shows (the mountain goats) no issues at all. One came close to clipping, but I am sure I could have just asked engineer to turn down the heat a tiny bit if absolutely necessary.

 

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