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Ok, so for backpacking and biking, here are the component parts: recorder: SD 702 - quality sound, durable build, simple operation. Its the heavier and bulkier of the viable options, but it won't ever fail you. SD mixpre + Sony PCM M10 - still quality sound, lighter and more compact, but also a little fiddlier since you're dealing with two devices that ...


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I would check out the glitchmachines and inear display plugins. They are amazing for being both weird and wonderful! Filtering is also a good way. For example the chaos created by Trent Reznor on the end section of his song "The Great Destroyer" was created largely in part with Metasonix gear. I won't get into this crazy gear...you have to check it out ...


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It depends, quite honestly. For your purpose, it sounds like open back circumaural may just be more comfortable, a la the DT880 or 990s (880s are semi) and give you natural-sounding bleed through (source), since supra-aural might smoosh your ear and as a result alter the phase qualities of what you hear inside and out. For an example of what I mean, try A/...


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Although I've never experienced a problem, I always try to remember to apply power after connecting the mic, and remove power before disconnecting. This text is from the product manual for the Rode NT1-A condenser mic: "Connect all cables before applying power to the microphone and never remove the microphone cable while the power is connected."


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https://www.lewitt-audio.com/microphones/lct-recording/lct-540-subzero The Lewitt LCT540 has the quietest specs I've seen available in a commercial mic.


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Use any decent quality tape deck. Stereo recording tape decks are quite common.


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I use a a mkh8040 ortf setup into a mixpre into a pcm m10 with a smal "slik" mic stand. Very small, lightweigt and stunning quality. Shure.... Expensive!


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Another tip if your packing for ultra light situations: buy a nagra sd and a pair of dpa 4060's or 4063's. And get wired coathanger as a stereo bar. You can look at a binaural setup here (not my site BTW). http://www.manvanhetgeluid.nl/en/binaural-sound/ But I agree with Rene that the 702 is perhaps a better allrounder that lasts a long time. You can pick ...


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I've had Kyma for a few months now. The sound quality is awesome. I have been using it for things like Adding spacial stereo width on tracks in a song. Adding chorus to a track in a mix. Reverb is a breath of fresh air. I've also added saturation to tracks in a song. Just the simple use of Kyma has upped my production in my mixes. Yes, I've made ...


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the only extra dimension you get with a Wacom tablet is pressure, but you also don't get all the cool midi interface things that come with Lemur, like physics, randomization etc. Basically its apples and oranges. Personally, I'd say go with the Lemur app, as it has much more OTB functionality.


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Your best bet is to custom build a cable solution. This is what I have done with every single mixer I have installed for my own use. This is really the only way to achieve the desired solution. Don't try and use right-angled jacks as they will get in the way of each other on this mixer. If you are not a dab hand with a soldering iron, now is a good time to ...


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I would rather invest in a better Midi-keyboard than in Pad Controller. Since 4 years of producing i didn't use my pads productive. Also i would recommend you to buy a good USB-Audiointerface. For example: Keyboard: M-Audio Code 49 Audiointerface: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB But it depends on what you like to use when you are producing.


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Everything you've chosen is a good choice (quality speaking). Now it really depends on the use you have of these products and what kind of musical/sound activity your trying to pursue.


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Yes Yes I don't have a lot of experience with lots of different models, so maybe focusrite would be decent one to look at, and it's not too expensive. Behringer bcf2000 would be the cheapest way (behringer will soon release new controllers that might be suitable for you, called x-touch..google)...thou be careful, behringer stuff is not the most robust ...


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I would highly recommend gearslutz.com. Absolutely amazing place to ask questions regarding audio gear. Also, if at all you are on facebook, you would want to join Pensado's Students. Its a group dedicated to audio. You can drop in any questions over there and you will get a guaranteed reply in a few minutes.


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I can't be certain from the product pages, but it appears that it may be the same diaphragm with different mounting and processing to allow for different pickup patterns. If that is the case, then you are not going to get a significant difference in the gained up sound, it would come down to the quality of your gain vs the quality of the mic circuitry as to ...


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Every piece of gear will add its own self noise to a system. Whether that noise is perceptible is another question which depends a lot on the gear, what you're recording, and the settings you're using. For example, if you're recording a very loud source (eg. A rock concert) you won't need to set your gain very high and so less self noise will be added. If ...


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I'm not sure what your budget it, but assuming its limited, I can definitely recommend the Fostex FR2-le. The preamps are actually great for the cost of the unit and it is certainly a lightweight piece of kit. Pros: Very light. I think it comes in at under 1kg. Decent preamps (we're obviously not talking SD quality, but they are far better than the price ...


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I met a singer that whispered. I have met backround singers that want their monitors louder than everyone elses. A good P.A. will only amplify whatever input you give it. There is also the fact that you can destroy your singers voice. if you dont have an understanding about what the singer is able to hear. if you give them too much monitor, they sing too ...


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There is no specific expected lifetime of an audio jack. It depends on the quality of the jack, though they are pretty basic, so it is unlikely to be the point of failure of most devices. On your computer for example, I would expect just about any part of your computer to fail before the audio jack itself failed. It's kind of like asking how often a power ...


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when they say flat frequency response with headphones they mean relatively flat not completely. like if you compare the frequency response graphs of a pair of sennheiser hd600's to like a generic sony pair you'll see that the sennheisers are much much more even than the sony's. other things are just as important though. some headphones have a poorly ...


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The problem with headphone mastering isn't frequency response so much as phase issues; when you're listening on monitor speakers you have some signal coming from both speakers into both ears, and you can more directly hear the issues of phase cancellation and so on. When mastering on headphones, phase cancellation issues do not become apparent until you ...


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I think the answer depends on your primary usage. I don't own an LS-100, but I've heard recordings made with it and they sound very good. My guess is that the built on mics need wind protection to be effective outdoors (as most handheld recorder's mics do) I do own a PCM M10 however, and I absolutely love it. The Sony's built on mics don't sound as ...


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I've got an M10 and I love it. As a handheld device, it has very little handling noise, which is great for spur-of-the-moment recording. I find it to be very low noise - definitely good enough for most ambiences. Here is a recording I did with the internal mics of the M10: https://soundcloud.com/hzandbits/french-outdoor-cafe-ambience I have often used ...


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Just so you're aware, USBpre1 does not work with 64bit operating systems - that's why you can get them cheap secondhand.


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Have in mind that when shooting run and gun documentary style, a boom will be far more handy. You'll be able to use a highly directional microphone with it (a shotgun), so you can isolate surrounding noise. The mics you mention (iXY and zoom's built in mics) are not that directional, so you'll pick up a lot of background noise. A rule of thumb is that you ...


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One of the more common causes of this kind of problem is contamination from dirt or debris at the point where the exchangeable capsules and the mic body connect. One should be sure that the entire area is scrupulously clean. This is an extraordinarily high impedance part of the circuit, and a noisy leakage path can be caused by contamination that can't ...


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If you can replace it as simply as others have mentioned its worth a try (if the manufacturer allows it). Some other things to try that I have found helpful with strange static issue. If you are using an interface that has its own power source but you are running it on USB/Firewire Power (usually can be done with smaller interfaces) try using the dedicated ...


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