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A webcam mic is going to be nowhere near good enough to record infrasound. Most mics, good or bad, aim to capture sound between 20Hz & 20KHz [the approximate absolute limits of human hearing]. The cynic in me would say that roughly, the higher the price, the closer to achieving that they may get. Then there are specialist mics - made by some very ...


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If you want to save some money and do it yourself you might try suspending a membrane of some sort, like a piece of paper or plastic, and attaching an accelerometer to it. A quick search found the MMA8453Q made by Freescale Semiconductor. It costs a dollar, takes 10bit samples, and samples at a rate of up to 800Hz. The max sensitivity mode is 2g which ...


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Well, it depends on how much you can actually get away from the show and the bus. Getting to acoustically unspoiled locations means getting far away (usually) from the highway. OTOH, during a month long tour, I took the opportunity to record every hotel room I stayed in, and got a whole lot of ambience recordings and specifics out of it. May not be what you'...


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This is not a direct answer to your question. What you need is not a direct answer because in order to carry out your intentions successfully you will need to know exactly what you are doing. Infrasound is a different world. Recording infrasound is much like exploring the mariana trench or deep space. You will not get far if you don't know where you're going ...


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I think even if you can't get away from the show and bus too much you've got a good opportunity to build a library of genuinely useful recordings. If you can take your recording kit into the venues you'd probably have an opportunity not many field recordists get, to record the sound of music venues without people or music! That should yield some interesting ...


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Audio tape speeds are measured in ips (inches per second) or in cm/s (centimeters per second), not RPM (i.e. there is no typical/common RPM). The actual RPM of the reels changes with the amount of tape. The speed of the tape is not controlled by the reel motors them selves, but rather the capstan motor, which then ensures a constant speed (and typically the ...


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What you are looking for is a seismograph


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Cheap and DIY way would be piezo disk with somekind of accelerator set up wired up to high impedance input amplifier. Get a cheap hand recorder powered via large power bank to eliminate power grid/pc connections noise. Plenty of videos available on youtube. I have similar setup going for different purposes.


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The reason for the distortion is the high output level from your digital piano - you need to turn it down so it is as loud as possible without distorting, so it doesn't overload your input stage on the Zoom. Using a limiter or filters here are not the answer. Get your audio right on the way in - you can always amplify it later. Regarding your mic picking up ...


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The trick to removing clothing rustle is to prevent the mic and the clothes from rubbing. Sounds simple, but it really isn't. There's two ways to approach this... Stop the mic from achieving contact with clothing Use a lavalier mic. With a pocket recorder, even point 1. may be tricky due to the fact that you can get induced rustle through the device itself....


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There are two main issues to consider when dealing with your project : recording duration power supply Let's say you want to record continuous 24 hours audio on two tracks and that every 24 hours you can stop recording for a few minutes to change recording medium and power supply. Recording duration Although you mention that Audio quality is not ...


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Great answers so far! I would also say you should not be afraid to capture sounds that seem boring, or normal. Creative Field Recording has a great bit about foundation sound effects and their value. http://www.creativefieldrecording.com/2012/10/03/how-to-build-a-viable-sound-effects-library/ As for recorders I used the Zoom h1 for a bit and got some good ...


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The King is the Sony M-10. It is cheap, has good sound, is quiet, batteries last forever, and you will actually use it because it is so small. It is what most people should buy instead of all the other junk they do buy...... The Prince is the Zoom H-1. It is silly cheap, is noisy, has somewhat acceptable sound, battery life is fair, and you will actually ...


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I think the PCM-D100 will be the king of all handheld recorders! I think most professional sound recordists realise that handheld recorders of this size with XLR inputs all fail with noisy preamps, they're all okay (tascam dr100mkii, zoom h4n) but they don't cut it, so you either keep using your big beast 744t or you pair a recorder with a mixer (mixpre-d/...


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The Sony D100 looks intriguing. From what I've read, it's due early 2014, and retails for $1000. The extra frequency range looks interesting. But it really depends on how the preamps will shape up, in my opinion. http://blog.sony.com/2013/10/sony-unveils-pcm-d100-high-resolution-audio-portable-recorder/ I love using the Sony D50. I also have a H4n and an ...


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There will be a new Sony PCM D100 in a few months….I love my M10 Superior quality ! Very low noise !! I personally would´t recommend the Nagra Lino. I read not very good about it. Sorry. Have no links about articles. I did a lot of research in the last werks because of my dead h4n and i went for the m10. Super long stand by, superfast boot up ( even with two ...


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I still don't have 50 experience to comment on an above post, but I'll second the Mix-pre. I'd buy used for around $600 or so and spend the rest on whatever new recorder you find to your liking. You're going to get good, quiet preamps, and low noise phantom power, along with several other features. You're going to want low noise equipment when recording ...


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Fostex FR2-LE or Tascam DR-680 End of thread.


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I always think Michael Raphael's blog about his location recorder trajectory is a useful read when thinking about what recorder you want to buy. I'm not suggesting you copy him exactly, but his notes on why the Fostex wasn't necessarily the best for him are interesting. http://www.noisejockey.net/blog/2009/07/05/the-gateway-drug-samson-zoom-h2/


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I also would like to know if they've upgraded pres and if they have a better line level design. Think looks wild though! also, it's finally a viable interface rather than just a two in!


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A belated answer that may be helpful to anyone searching in the future... Disclaimer: I have not read through other posts here, so this answer may repeat information discussed in more detail elsewhere. I have been using the PCM-D50 + Mic2496 combination for over 4 years to make stealth recordings of rock shows in clubs and concert venues. I also bought ...


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