Recorder / Mic Checklist

RECORDER

Input Gain – Manual Vs. Auto, (Left vs. Right) gain dials, MIC GAIN (L, M, H), Limiter/auto switch.

File Format – file type WAV or MP3 (uncompressed or compressed), sample rate (44.1, 48, 96, 128), bit depth (8, 16, 24, 32)

Internal vs. External mics

Phantom Power (+48V) on/off

Left vs. Right, Stereo vs. mono, Channels, 1, 2, 4

Monitoring – Headphones (headphone volume), Meters

Why or why not low cut filters?

connectors/cables

ARE YOU ACTUALLY RECORDING? HOW DO YOU KNOW?

MICROPHONES

Polar Pattern – omni directional transducer listens from all directions equally. carded and all it’s variations (these are to some degree direction), polar (bi directional)

mic mount type – lavaliere (tie clip), shotgun, handheld, surface (tabletop)

Tranducer type – Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon (power needed for condensers and ribbon)

Connectors – XLR, Mini, mini stereo

 

If you think there is anything we should add to this list leave it in the comments.

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