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?
ARE YOU ACTUALLY RECORDING? HOW DO YOU KNOW?
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