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Re: Digital Distortion

Subject: Re: Digital Distortion
From: "evertveldhuis" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:44:31 -0000
> What's the point of using stereo input with two different volumes
if you
> record on mono? Or am I being thick? I ask in all humility because
my new
> Portadisc has just been delivered by my friendly local
contrabandista and
> I'm getting to grips with how to use it.


At the radio station I worked we did the same ; record with a mono
mic and split the signal to two inputs. One of those inputs had a 20
dB pad permanently connected (as an insert).
This way if the main (louder) signal was accidently recorded too
loud, you could always use the other (softer) signal. This way you
always have an unclipped recording.
That is the idea behind it.

We use it because our interviewers are not so good at setting levels,
I guess John uses it because of unexpected loud peaks?

Regards, Evert


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