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Thread #99140   Message #1973689
Posted By: jeffp
20-Feb-07 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Field Recording... Yourself
Subject: RE: Field Recording... Yourself
I use a Sony MZ-M10 MiniDisk recorder. It came with a stereo condensor microphone which is really sensitive. Last week a friend came over with his guitar and I set the recorder up on the coffee table. I recorded at 16-bit, 44kHz PCM, which transferred to my PC as a WAV file (CD quality). I then brought it into Cubase, separated the tracks, edited out the between-songs BS, and Presto! Made a CD of the results. I think next time for practice sake, I'll use a less disk-intensive recording mode, but the quality was excellent. The only problem was the Automatic Gain Control was a bit of a bugger, so the volume is a bit wonky. It has a mode for loud environments, so I'll try it next time. My buddy is rather percussive in style, so I think he was overloading it from time to time.