Paper spike tape. Not that sticky, good for sensitive surfaces.
Gaffer's tape. Stickier, the standard, gentle on most surfaces.
3M Micropore tape. Excellent for lav placement.
Double-sided wig/toupee tape, for similar.
Self-adhesive Dr. Scholls moleskine, for buffering the edges of a lav from cloth rubbing when concealed.
Electrical tape, for its actual ...
Ah, the old question: How do I make the vocals heard over a band with a tiny PA? It's not always easy.
Compression won't help you; it may actually make things worse by making feedback more likely. It sounds like you're using underpowered PAs, and if you want the vocals to be loud enough you'll need the band to play more quietly. But the band has to want to ...
The quick and dirty explanation.
Usually but not always cheaper
more rugged and less likely to be damaged so a lot of stage work is done with dynamics
Used for high sound pressure work like on snare drum or instrument amp
Sometimes used in studio work though usually vocals and acoustic instruments will need condensers
typical example Shure SM58
Neil Fein wrote a great post about what you can do, but another thing to consider is to make sure you talk with the sound guy about how you want it to sound. If there is a dedicated engineer there and it is a smaller venue, chances are good that they aren't very good and may be used to the "living room experience" ie, crank the bass and the guitars and ...
Ok, so for backpacking and biking, here are the component parts:
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 ...
Here are the tapes I most often use on set:
Medical Transpore tape (same as micropore above)_works well for placing lavs on actors skin and clothes.
Medical Cloth tape (white)_When transpore doesn't work and for concealing wires on or beneath white clothing.
Waterproof medical tape (skin tone)_used occasionally for moist situations and for concealing wires ...
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 ...
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."
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 ...
OLD THREAD... but thought I'd share....Film I'm working on required the characters to be listening to a radio broadcast through an old radio. I recorded the radio dialog clean, transferred a copy to my ipod, used a cheap FM-Transmitter, then re-recorded it playing through an old radio... I thought it worked great!
Well, rode has created the solution to this problem.
The iXY iPhone/iPad microphone, with its own a/d converter can record at 96kHz/24bit, bypassing iOS's 48kHz/16bit limit.
Great move from Rode.
Not for iPhone 5 yet, however.
"Golden" rules aside, a philosophy that I try to abide by when it comes to purchases (both business and personal) is I can buy something after I have saved 3x the amount I'm looking to spend. This not only guarantees that I'm not spending money I don't have, but allows me the time to comparison shop and make informed decisions about my purchases. You say you ...
It depends, quite honestly. For your purpose, it sounds like open back circumaural may just be more comfortable, a la the
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/...
Dynamic microphones are basically loudspeakers in reverse - instead of a voltage in an electromagnet moving a cone, sound waves move a magnetic material in and out of a coil, generating electricity. They are robust and have high gain so are used on stage a lot.
Condenser microphones are a capacitor where one of the two plates moves with the sound waves. ...
As Dr Mayhem says a dynamic mic moves a coil in a magnetic field to generate the electrical output, and condensers are based around changing capacitance of the transducer. Condensers require a pre-amp and power. The power for this can either be supplied by an internal battery or by 'phantom power' a DC voltage (usually between 9 and 48V) output by the ...
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).
But I agree with Rene that the 702 is perhaps a better allrounder that lasts a long time. You can pick ...
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.
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 ...
Well, I would go for great mics first, then splash on a recorder later. I mean, great mics have been pretty much the same (makes, models, technology) for decades, while recorders keep getting better, smaller, cheaper every year.
OTOH, if working on a production requires a recorder with timecode, then a Zoom won't cut it...
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 ...
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 ...
I haven't used either of the suggestions, but thought I would chip in my 2 cents...
I would recommend the D series hydrophone from JrF (Jez). Great quality microphone for the price. I don't have one myself (yet) but I have heard and used it in person.
While your at it get ...