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Re: Bat detector narration

Subject: Re: Bat detector narration
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:56 pm ((PDT))
Direct boxes are generally intended to connect a high-impedance input like =
an electric guitar to a low-impedance balanced mic input.

The best solution for line-to-mic is an XLR attenuator barrel designed for =
that purpose-meaning instead of 10 or 20 dB attenuation it has 40 or 50. Sh=
ure A15LA, 50 dB.


> On Mar 25, 2016, at 11:15 AM,  [naturerecordists] <=
> wrote:
> It's new to me, too, so someone please point out where I'm wrong.
> You're looking for whats called a "direct box". It lets you plug a line l=
evel signal in one end, and get a mic level signal out the other.
> If you do a Google search on "line in to mic in converter" you get a bunc=
h of info on direct boxes, as well as schematics for building your own. The=
 schematics run the gamut from simple voltage dividers to transformers to o=
p-amp driven circuits. The direct boxes also run the gamut from XLR-to-TS, =
1/8"-to-1/8", single channel, dual channel, etc. So you can either build yo=
ur own or buy one off the shelf, regardless of what your setup is.
> Good news is these are common tools in the music industry, so if you have=
 a music store in town they're likely to have an assortment to choose from.=
 Even better, you can bring your bat gear (which you get extra points for i=
f you wear on your Bat Belt), and test it out.
> Cheers,
> Tom

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