Originally Posted by Anderssvensson
The possibility to set the gain too low and raise the gain in post... but if the gain is too high, there is an inbuilt limiter at 0 dB. Foolproof microphone handling, always with great results.. excellent sounding.
..and to unplug cables without switching off phantom power
There is so much more..
As far as gain changing in post goes, I think you may not have a clear picture of proper gain staging. Having a digital mic simply means that the A/D converter is in a different place in the recording chain. If you record too low with a digital mic, you won't recover the available bit depth later; you will simply have a nice, clean recording with diminished resolution.
It's great that there's a limiter on the mic, but really there's a limiter on just about recorder you buy; and any field recordist avoids hitting the limiter at all costs. The limiter on the Zaxcom Nomad may be the one exception.
Be careful using the word "foolproof". I guarantee
you I could make a lousy recording using it!
Lastly, you can generally unplug mics without switching off phantom power. Unless you're using a ribbon mic or old tube, I've never actually heard of someone damaging a mic doing so.
I'm not trying to diss digital mics, but if you think about it, the only difference is that they carry the a/d converters onboard. There can be a lot of merit in that, but it may not be the magical device you may think it is. There are many more important factors to great field recordings than where the a/d converter resides.