Re: Question about sound equipment and post for 16mm

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 10 2006 - 08:45:25 PST

Hi Rob-----------

Of course I immediately ordered a MZ-RH910, since I have complete
confidence in your judgement. Should I still use my precious little
ECM-717 for general purpose?

My standard for more demanding recording is the AT4033, of which I have
several, and which I like very much. How do they compare with the AT3032
(or the Rødes)?

I guess I otta grab a pair of those lavs you suggest. And of course, I'd
like to take advantage of your offer for wiring directions.


PS--- That sound test is extremely classy!!

Quoting Rob Danielson <email suppressed>:

> At 5:13 PM -0500 2/8/06, Sam Wells wrote:
> >MD is pretty good but avoid mini plugs if you can, well trying to
> >work with them (borrowed deck Sony ? Sharp ? I forget has driven me
> >crazy...)
> All thumbs and fuzzy vision here too. There are some surprises in
> "quality" though if one can cope with some inconvenience-- see below
> link to a test comparing a $170 HiMD recorder to moderate and top
> gear to get an idea. The recent availability of low-noise, high-gain
> mics and recorders at such low cost seems unprecedented. Field
> recordists on other lists I follow are using mics like Rode's NT1-A
> and NT2-A and Audio Technica's AT3032 to provide astonishing
> performance in the $170-$350 range. Shure's WL-183 is a fantastic
> lavaliere mic for less than $200 a pair. (183's can be powered
> directly from a HiMD recorder's mic jack. Contact me off-list for
> wiring directions). Rob D.
> (3.7mb QuickTime)
> The Rode NT1-A mics used in this test have very low "self-noise"
> allowing the performance of the mic preamps in the the recorders to
> be more easily evaluated. The Sound Devices 722 recorder runs about
> $2400 -- sort of the "Nagra" of today.
> Rob Danielson
> Film Department
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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