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I agree with Skarik, I also use the Tascam and its great. The built-in mics are better then I expected, I have used it for all manner of recording and I have not been disappointed. You also get the flexibility to hook up your own mics as well. Only draw back for me is you can't record using the built-in mics at the same time as an external mic. In my ...


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I have the Tascam DR-100 MKII and it's brilliant. The inbuilt mics are surprisingly good, the SNR is impressive. Battery-life of the rechargeable battery seems pretty decent, I haven't tested it out fully yet or tried it with phantom power on, but so far so good. The build quality is superb; sturdy metal casing, the buttons and wheel feel nice. It even comes ...


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The voltage on the Apple charger is USB spec: 5V. Where the apple chargers differ from USB spec is in the current available. Most current generation Apple USB chargers can provide 1A (1000mA) of current, double the 500mA that is the USB standard. This is why high current Apple devices like the iPad won't charge over USB when connected to the computer. It ...


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I've used both but I own a DR-100mkII and for me it is definitely the better choice. The pre's are much better and I like the added features such as the omni mic's. For me, one of the biggest differences is the gain control - with the DR-40 you cannot get around the button noises when changing gain. I used to hate listening back to the recordings and hearing ...


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I have the Tascam DR40 and I must say its pretty good. Its in a lot of ways similar to the Zoom H4N, but is comparatively cheaper. I have used both, DR100 and DR40 and sound quality wise I feel there's not much of a difference between the DR100 and the DR40. Just that the DR100 has more functions (sometimes it feels that its more than what you actually need)....


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I own a DR-40 and it rocks. I can't do it right now, but I will post some links with recordings from it. Battery lasts a lot, I've actually utilized with a co-worker and he owns de Zoom H4n, and we have both reached the conclusion that the DR-40 is better, performance wise; sound quality wise should be more of a subjective answer which I would rather leave ...


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I've just got a Roland R-26 mainly for recording foley and so far I've not been disappointed. It comes with 2 directional and 2 omni-direction mics built in. Jigsaw are currently doing a deal where you get the carry case and dead kitten worth £75 included in the price (£386). It records in mp3 or WAV, up to 96 KHz, 24-bit. It also has 2 analog ins for ...


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The DR-40 is a four track recorder, but only if you count the two built-in mics. You can have at most, two external microphones. BTW, XLR inputs are inherently mono. Record the built-in microphones with the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording Emphasis mine. From the website I think it will still suffice in your three source situation ...


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No. The 1/8" jack has a single gain adjustment. No left and right adjustment.


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According to manual, when you plug in your external microphones, the internal will be disabled. I have the same feature in my Sony Pcm-m10 and it is a bit frustrating, but I guess it's because of the size of the recorder - to record 4 channels you will need more Preamps, that are difficult to place inside small device.


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There are a few points to hit here but I will just address one: However using line input on the tascam makes a very low >signal around -30dB. So I tried switching the input on the >tascam to mic-level and use the input level settings to level >around the recommended -12dB without getting peaks. There are different reference points for line-level. There ...


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You are right in saying that a better SNR is achieved through a well aligned gain-structure, however there is something here that isn't sitting quite right - and that is the fact that your line output from the digital organ isn't achieving a decent signal level into your line input signal path on the Tascam. Having said that, the mic level equivalent input ...


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The audio processing chain in whatever video editing software you are using has either a "de-noiser" or an "expander" built in. This has the effect of reducing the signal gain when there is little to no signal input detected. Thus, you hear noise when there is dialogue signal but no noise when there is not. To my ears it sounds a bit harsh, so the de-...


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This is a common misconception about tapes and tape recording. Tape is a magnetic medium and it's not divided by anything.It's particles are (at first) scattered and unordered. What dictates the channel count is the recorder tape head. This is a basic example of how the tape recorder works: So for example let's say we have a 2 inch tape. And let's also ...


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At that price, it really doesn't matter. For 100€ you will get what you get. For a real discussion on quality of sound, you will need to be looking at a more professional recording setup including condensor microphones and professional recorder. For simply recording practise sessions, just get something like a Zoom recorder. You will be able to hear what is ...


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To answer your Tascam-related question : the DR-100 MKIII has much better preamp than the DR-44WL. It means that the noise floor is likely to be much lower, though for your purpose (simple voice-over) it should not make that big of a difference in the end. If I understand correctly: you need to record a single person speaking at a time, indoor, and you don'...


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WiFi is pulsed radiation. Without actually looking at the rest of the specs: If you don't actually need the connectivity, this is something that I would be wary about sharing a comparatively small case and power supply with audio hardware. Similar considerations led to the rule of thumb "external sound card better than internal one" though the internal ...


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The speed may vary (and actually you may even see differences between units of the same model). If you know the tuning, chords etc you can always go through a computer and resample if you want pitch to be perfect.


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That class of audio recorder is going to be more than adequate for recording lectures and speeches. Your main limitation will be that you have a pair of microphones far from the speakers, so you will pick up the ambience and reverberation of the room. But that should still be adequate for personal use. If you really want to be discreet, then you might want ...


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One thing I've found is that the Rode do NOT like 24v phantom... using them results in higher noise and generally reduced performance. Set the phantom power to 48v. This will result in your battery draining a lot faster, but will probably reduce the hiss. Alternately use the battery in the Mic as FAO suggested. I've used the NT's with a few things and found ...


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as mentioned above the problem is a result of the high recorders selfnoise. You would have the same problem with the zoom, at least the tascam has a decent line level. Have you tried switching of the phantom power on your device and running your røde on battery power? This should help a lot! Otherwise if you like post production you can rehearse noise ...


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Avoid the crap at all cost, if you can't get out of it, outsource the da88 transfer. The transfer facility will then have the issues with creating tapes that work, finding stock that isn't crap and dealing with any re-transfer issues. Still I'd try my hardest to avoid it!


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I know of a number of companies which still have DA88 format on their delivery specs but with some when you look at the small print it is possible to deliver files instead. So I would agree with Shaun go back and check. Although it is possible to buy cheap secondhand DA88s, if they haven't been properly maintained there is a good chance that tapes recorded ...


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Is it possible they've just never updated their delivery docs? I'd give them a ring and confirm that that's the only format they'll accept, because it seems odd to me. In general, I'd avoid investing in any equipment that's reached the end of it's life cycle. DA-88 won't be making a comeback.


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the sm8 is a mono mic so: 1 sm58 mic = mono signal --> mono mic 2 sm58 mics = 2 mono signals --> you can set them up for stereo micing(xy,ab etc.) or record two different sources in mono without spatializing inputs + internal mic --> combination of above + 1 stereo track combined of the tr40 internal mics channels = tascam 4 track recorder Or did i get the ...


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I bought the Tascam DR-100 MK11 a couple of months after it was released and it is such a good piece of kit! I upgraded it from the Zoom H4 (the older one) and the main benefit I have found is that it is much more user friendly, intuitive and quicker to navigate the menus. I also feel like the pre amps are easier to adjust to a suitable level with its quick ...


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