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Sample recording with mini disc

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:46 pm
by RedSky
I thought that sample recording in the 'field' with a mini disc player would be a handy idea but I've tried it and there is a constant integral hiss and most of the sound is biased to the left speaker. Is this just a result of having a cheaper mini disc player or will this always occur? Many thanks for answers!

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:47 am
by tallowwaters
you mini disc sucks.

why not upgrade to a flash recording device?

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:38 am
by DX
I had not that bias problem or hiss recording with minidisc. Check the "mic in" minijack, they use to give lot of noise which is amplified by the Mic preamp.

Altought It is true ATRAC compression is not the best deal...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:42 pm
by RedSky
I would get a flash device but I've been looking at mobile digital recorders and had given up there due to cost- and I'd assumed a cheaper flash device would have low fidelity and only have mono output (I'm probably totally wrong there). I was thinking the mini would be an inexpensive solution, but my mini disc is just crud, I guess.

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:03 pm
by MarkM
I had very good results recording with my minidisc recorder. I would use good self-powered mics. When recording off a mixer, I would use line in. Never had problems with overbearing hiss.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:39 pm
by RedSky
I've been using an SM58 with a jack converter. I guess I've just got to get a better player.