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Used for live recording before modern technology allowed easy splitting of individual chanels. Extra mikes to multi track recorder allowed an uncomplicated method to grab each sound source without having to disturb or modify the PA FOH mixer channels.


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Uh, when I read about you shouting in your NT1A, I cannot but wince. The NT1A is a large diaphragm condensor with high accuracy and sensitivity. It's great for picking up stuff faithfully and from a distance with minimal noise. Which makes it a superb recording mic for, say, a Liederabend. Put it on a suitable gallows and record piano and singer from ...


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Recording and mixing are two different processes. Multitrack recording levels are very simple - turn the gain down until the "clip" light doesn't come on anymore. You adjust it for each piece, or each movement if one is Pianissimo and the other is more than Mezzo (either one). The idea is each track is recorded at maximum signal-to-noise, but without ...


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Distortion cannot be fixed after recording, you want to keep safely below it. Recording with too low volume will mean that the "noise floor" is amplified along with the useful data. Recording devices tend to have less than 16bit of usable data above the noise floor, so basically you have to juggle between an annoying level of noise and the risk of ...



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