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Personally, I use compression all over the place...including on the Mater Bus. I think one of the mistaken notions that people harbor about compressors is that you only use them to make things louder. Obviously, it's not everyone, but I find myself constantly reminding people that they don't have to apply "make up gain." [I know you don't need to know this, ...


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You could do most of that list with an iPad & a USB/Lightning interface, these days... or any computer. GearRank - The Best iPad Audio Interfaces has a list of current offerings, with reviews. There is also software, free & paid, for recording. Just as an example, see http://www.ikmultimedia.com & look at the drop-menu links for Products > ...


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From the description, I'd say that the mixer qx1002 model which I also own You can connect the macbook via usb and send the signal to mains by pressing th button labled USB/2tr to Main Mix, alternativly the signal can be send to phones only Note that the mixer only has two preamps - so if you're pluging in acoustic guitars or microphones without external ...


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A mixer will have multiple channels for your multiple inputs. Each channel will have a trim pot (gain knob) for adjusting the input level. (Sidenote: some channels may not have a trim, those are line-level inputs, not mic-level inputs, and they are meant for things that already at "line-level") You set your gain as you need to for each channel, nothing ...


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Okay, i used SQN mixer for some time, but didn't use it with direct outputs, so I am not really familiar with how they work there. My experience is based on Sound Devices 442 mixer here. The main use of master fader on the mixer is when you need to feed for ex. the inputs of the camera hotter, so you can raise the level of the whole mix. The tone is ...


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I'd choose Nomad if I were you. pros of the Nomad are the number of inputs, very low power consumption, and it's a very bag friendly recorder (if that's important for you). Have only dr-680 experience (a good one nonetheless) but this is a different price bracket. You should compare Tascam with both SD 788T and Nomad, and choose the one that suits your needs ...


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The use of a field mixer is not restricted to mixing several sources into one track. It is often used to send individual sources to individual tracks. When you need to mix several sources into one track in a live dialogue recording situation, you have to dynamically deal with each of the sources as the shot goes by. Having sevral microphones continuously ...


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Maybe a phasing issue between radio mics ?


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If the bass is lacking, then it sounds like there's a phase issue, i.e. a false connection or bleeding of channels. Quite unexpected though and not something I'd consider a feature of "a bad quality mixer".


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Curious, this type of mixer is sturdy and doesn't start acting up suddenly (in my experience at least). What do you mean with 'tails' is that the multipin output on your mixer, with the screw on plug? If so, have you tested the XLR outputs? How do they sound? Also can you listen to both outputs without the SD702 in between?


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Hi Staann, Depending on the length of documentary and your future needs for recording equipment, I would suggest you to rentthe gear. Although it is very tempting to buy gear. If you are not experienced yet with using field recorders and different mic's, why take the risk? 5000 dollars is a lot of money, which you could also save up and spent on 2nd hand ...


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In video games I primarily use compression when creating individual assets, or mixing dialogue. So basically I use compression for two purposes, as an effect and to smooth out the signal. When using it as an effect i'm usually trying to make something sound louder than it is. Exaggerating the dynamics even getting some pumping. An example that comes to ...


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Lots of good answers here, too: Compression? When do you use it, if ever?


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