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Samsung 22- Does it add self noise?
« on: April 18, 2024, 08:19:07 PM »
Hello, I was just wondering, the past two shows I went to were solo acoustic shows. one I used ecm719 the other Church audio 14 card mics. I used the new sound professional Cable thet made with the field recorder app out of Germany. Both shows while the performer was talking,the levels were low and you can hear a hiss type noise. I don't hear that when they're playing Just when they're talking.Is that normal I've been using the phone method since last summer but they've been loud rock concerts so I haven't noticed the noise during the quiet talking parts. Thanks for any insight, Scott

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Re: Samsung 22- Does it add self noise?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2024, 12:03:53 PM »
That's the noise floor of the recording, which is likely to be audible only during the quiet parts.  Likely that the noise floor you are hearing is the self-noise of the mics, but could be elsewhere in signal chain, like how the gain is set on a preamp verses the following recording stage.  The first you can't do anything to prevent other than switching to mics with a lower self-noise spec, if the second, you may be able to set things differently so as to reduce the level of noise.
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