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Stereo microphone for mp3 recorder
Old 13th June 2006
  #1
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Stereo microphone for mp3 recorder

I'm buying a mp3 recorder soon to record rehearsals and concerts. I want to buy a stereo microphone for it, so it would be better than the built in microphone. What microphone should I get, for a not too expensive price?

Thanks!
Old 13th June 2006
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Does the MP3 player you are looking at have 48v phantom power?



-tINY

Old 13th June 2006
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I bought a Audio Technica some years ago.

Make sure to buy a mic that is able to capture the lower octaves.
Old 13th June 2006
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does it have two line inputs or mic inputs?

if it's line, you're gonna need a preamp aswell.
Old 14th June 2006
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The mp3 player doesn't have phantom power, and I think it is a line input. I'm interested in one of those microphones I've seen a million people use with minidisk players. I think those don't need phantom power or a preamp.

Thanks.
Old 15th June 2006
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hmmm i'm not fimillar with the mic you're talkin' about, but i can say, if it's only got one input, you're not gonna be able to record a stereo signal.....
Old 16th June 2006
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Like this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/SonyECM-DS70P-El...QQcmdZViewItem

I wouldn't expect much from an mp3 recorder, but this might an improvement over the built in mic.
Old 16th June 2006
  #8
Check out the Core Sound mics. I got the Low cost Binaurals and they are great for the money and work fine with most MD, DAT or other recorders with an 1/8" input.

http://www.core-sound.com/


HTH
Edwin
Old 16th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeeDrive
I bought one of those to use with an Olympus DS-2 for capturing tunes at irish trad sessions. It wasn't noticeably better than the built-in mic, so never use it. I could see the advantage of using one with a cable if you have a recorder with a motor in it (cassette or minidisc) in order to eliminate transport noise. For a step up, but bulkier, I've used an AT822 with a DAT walkman with good results.
Old 16th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whosyourdaddy00
hmmm i'm not fimillar with the mic you're talkin' about, but i can say, if it's only got one input, you're not gonna be able to record a stereo signal.....
wrong. the ecm907 does do a stereo signal through the STEREO mini plug
Old 16th June 2006
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FWIW, at the price you want, it is probably going to sound like dog ****.
no kidding.
50 bucks wont even buy a decent pair of CABLES!

save up and get better gear.




Quote:
Originally Posted by clarnibass
I'm buying a mp3 recorder soon to record rehearsals and concerts. I want to buy a stereo microphone for it, so it would be better than the built in microphone. What microphone should I get, for a not too expensive price?

Thanks!
Old 16th June 2006
  #12
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OK thanks very much.

I asked some more and it looks like the Sony MS907 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...&s=electronics
is the best option for around the price I was looking to spend.

I'm not looking to do a professional recording, I just want to record rehearsals for learning and concerts for memory. I recently heard a recording done on an iRiver H340 (the same as mine) using the tiny Senheisser mic that comes with it, and it sounded very good, better than how I expected these type of recordings to sound.

Thanks again.
Old 16th June 2006
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check these out too: http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/gs/gs-stereo1.htm

works well, sounds good.
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