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Re: patch cable or mic cable?

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Lucas MerinoRe: patch cable or mic cable?
by on Feb 12, 2004 at 4:50:41 pm

While we are the subject of cables to cameras, the reason I asked this question is because I was noticing some type of clipping with very loud sounds (recording a rock band) even when i set my levels way down so that the meters were not near clipping.

After a long time of trying to figure this out, I think I have finally found that it is due to "Brick walling." That is, that the output of the me66 is too high for the preamp of the DVX100. So, for speech and interviews everything rocks, but for extremely loud sounds, i get distortion no matter what how I set the levels on the camera.

So, the real solution to this is to get a field mixer and run the audio through it. But, I believe a cost effective, temporary solution is to get an in line attenuator such as:

http://www.shure.com/accessories/a15as.asp?PN=Problem%20Solvers
or
http://www.audiotechnica.com/guide/other/access/inline.html

to lower the output level of the mic.

What do you guys think about this product? Do you think it will introduce its own noise?

Thanks,
Lucas


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