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Re: 5.1 mobile recording

Subject: Re: 5.1 mobile recording
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:09 am ((PST))

On your budget and with ease of operation,.. there is no recorder 
that I'm aware of. Those expensive recorders could be regarded as 
over-matched for the mics used in the HD3 too.

Perhaps you could borrow a 4 track recorder or rent one and conduct 
some experiments with it? I would think that one could extract <125 
Hz content from one of the L or R Front mics in post without serious 
quality loss and thus not have to record the "discrete LFE " channel. 
What mic is that on top, facing up? Is it full bandwidth?  So much of 
the sound content in natural locations like forests comes from 
overhead,.. I'd consider mounting a "center" speaker" overhead for 
playback and record the LF, RF, Up and LR+RR (phase cancelled) 
signals.  If the top mic is currently LFE, you could swap that 
capsule with the current, "center." Even if the full bandwidth "UP" 
mic is played on a normally placed center speaker it could produce a 
more interesting image than using the center mic.

These solutions may seem radical, but you might be surprised at how 
similar or acceptable the results from a 4 channel recording can 
sound. I assume there are ways to apply Ambisonics B-Format  plugins 
with your Holophone rig using 4 channels to generate 5.1 as well. Rob 

At 10:03 AM +0000 12/2/07, biv0uac61 wrote:
>I have an interesting dilemma. I have a Holophone HD3 which is capable
>of recording 5.1 channels. I have a semi-mobile rig that I use it with
>but it still needs a wall outlet to use.
>I am looking to purchase a totally mobile rig (battery powered) that
>can record at least 5.1 channels. I have looked at Fostex, Aaton, HHB,
>and Zaxcom but most of these are way out of my price range (around
>$5k) or not as 'mobile' (weight-wise) as they seem.
>My question is: Is there a 5.1 mobile rig that is around $5k and is
>lightweight to carry into the field?
>[The best option I can see so far is to purchase (3) SD 702's and use
> to record simultaneously across all units. Does anyone have any
>experience with using or is there another solution that is
>better than (3) 702's?]


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