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Re: More newbie questions

Subject: Re: More newbie questions
From: "Dave J" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:00:26 -0000
--- Walter Knapp <> wrote:
> From: "Dave J" <>
> > I guess what I was wondering was whether I should plan
> > right now on a gain stage or a different mic. I have
> > a [AKG C410]...
> I'd kind of expect different mic. Anyway, don't stop
> researching mics, you will probably outgrow what you
> have fairly soon once you start recording.
> As far as a gain stage, I kind of view that as only
> really useful with fairly high end mics. Probably less
> important than researching mics.
> Your best bet for finding out what you need is to get
> out and record. You need to gain experience to keep
> from making too many bad choices in equipment. You
> grow your equipment from experience. Anyway, that's
> probably the cheapest way, coupled with research,
> asking questions, as you are doing.
> Walt

I actually have no idea how to go about researching
mics. I suppose this can't be done by just looking
at the specs, right? They all say xxHz - 20KHz. One
advantage of a gain stage would be the independence
from the minidisc buttons. I could mount a conveniently
located potentiometer on the handle of the Edmunds


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