Does Length matter?
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8th March 2006
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Does Length matter?

ok...jokes are totally appropriate....but seriously....

I've heard, the longer the mic chord...the better the chance of compromised quality. At what length does this become an issue?

I'm wondering if I should have my pre-amp closer to my mic , thus having a longer chord from the preamp to the computer...or the other way around...or does it not matter, length is length? The distance from my mic to the computer is about 15 feet.

thanks for any input...
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this might help:

cables

Good luck!
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For 15 feet it probably does not matter. Mic signals travel many many feet in pro studios till they get to the consoles or preamps. I like the preamp where the engineer sits so you can diddle with gain while someone else sings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doaks
I've heard, the longer the mic chord...the better the chance of compromised quality. At what length does this become an issue?
I've put in runs around 150 feet that were usablefrom bay to panel, then add on mic cable to the mic. you're 15' will do just fine and we won't have to get into cable types at your length
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thanks

love this forum...thanks for all your thoughts guys.
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I don´t know about length but I heard thickness does make a difference : )


sorry couldn´t resist.
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I ones had a studio that run from one building to another.. I believe the snake was 250.00 feet long and to my surprise it sounded just fine..

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9th March 2006
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on the other hand the Gordon mic preamp comes with a remote control so that the preamp can be located as close as possible to the mic.
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i guess

my ex-girlfriend says it doesn't. but then again she's a bitch

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You could probably not tell much from 1/2 mile. Maybe a slight delay?
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