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xtcvsmistycold
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portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capability

Post by xtcvsmistycold » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:40 pm

want to record club sets with crowd noise

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Re: portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capabilit

Post by _ronzlo_ » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:56 pm

I might be wrong but I think the higher the bitrate, the more headroom - 24 bit/96kHz should work fine. The other part of this will be your mic; an omni would probably be preferable to a directional condenser.
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Re: portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capabilit

Post by xtcvsmistycold » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:25 pm

cheers

i'd have thought that it would be headroom down from 0 dbfs though. im just after something that won't clip badly at 110+ db spl

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Post by mason666 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:26 pm

this isn't something tompmanlurka would ask
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Re: portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capabilit

Post by mks » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:50 pm

I would check out the Zoom H5.

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Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:35 am

_ronzlo_ wrote:I might be wrong but I think the higher the bitrate, the more headroom - 24 bit/96kHz should work fine. The other part of this will be your mic; an omni would probably be preferable to a directional condenser.
true but if the mic cant handle high spls its gonna distort anyways. ur best off getting a recorder and a separate mic that van handle high spls. the 96khz is un nessecary cos its gonna sound shite anyways just use 44.1k.
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Re: portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capabilit

Post by xtcvsmistycold » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:11 am

mks wrote:I would check out the Zoom H5.
cheers i will
mason666 wrote:this isn't something tompmanlurka would ask
eventually you'll catch on
Samuel_L_Damnson wrote:
_ronzlo_ wrote:I might be wrong but I think the higher the bitrate, the more headroom - 24 bit/96kHz should work fine. The other part of this will be your mic; an omni would probably be preferable to a directional condenser.
true but if the mic cant handle high spls its gonna distort anyways. ur best off getting a recorder and a separate mic that van handle high spls. the 96khz is un nessecary cos its gonna sound shite anyways just use 44.1k.
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Re: portable recorders with high acoustic pressure capabilit

Post by nameless133 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:54 pm

Go to taperssection.com forum. It's dedicated to live music recording. People can help there to choose the right config.
If you can afford, you should get an external mic+battery box to your recorder. 96khz is needless, 44.1 or 48k would be the okay. 24bit is okay, because you can set the record levels low (to avoid accidental clipping) and it will be still way above the noise floor. I use Zoom H2, it can handle 120dB according to manufacturer's data sheet. I recorded many rock shows with this recorder close to stage and no distortion.

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