Basic Sound Recording
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Basic Sound Recording Signal Chain
More information: Understanding Microphones
- It’s a good idea to filter out low frequencies to reduce noise (a safe setting is at around 80 Hz)
- MENU —> INPUT —> LO CUT
- NOT recommended to use compressor limiter on this recorder, although it’s useful on other devices.
- Turn “MONO MIX” off. If you’re using one mic, you should only have sound in one ear (one channel). Otherwise, if you hear it in both channels (and you’re not using two mics), you’re getting noise from the other, unused channel. Later, you can grab each channel individually in editing.
- GENERAL RULE —> Separate sources as much as you can, it gives you more control later
- A good range is to keep the peaks between -20 and -12
- Record to WAV, and compress later
- REC —> REC SETTING —> REC FORMAT
|Sample Rate||Bit Depth|
|How often recording is taking a sample from the stream, related to sound quality (like image resolution||How many levels of differentiation|
|Greater sample rate, the more accurately the contours of the curve are represented||At each instance, how much information is processed|