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Re: stereo MiniDisc+Sony ECM MS-907 vs. Zoom H1n x/y built-in

Subject: Re: stereo MiniDisc+Sony ECM MS-907 vs. Zoom H1n x/y built-in
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:58 am ((PST))
> I've enjoyed immersive ambient in-room talk/voice/sounds stereo recording=
 over the years with binaural in-ear mics and Sony MS-907 stereo mic using =
a Sony MiniDisc recorder and playback on headphones, but alas, the MiniDisc=
 software app was never updated to work on Windows 7, so it is essentially =

I recorded on MiniDisc for many years but never transferred files, as I was=
 a Mac user and couldn=92t use the software. I would dub my recordings into=
 my workstation via an S/PDIF digital connection.

> I'm not familiar with X/Y-mic stereo recording, but curious about trying =
the Zoom H1n (2018 updated version) with built-in X/Y mics.  It seems so co=
nvenient, but has anyone had some prior experience to anticipate what I wil=
l experience in moving from my old setup to my potentially new setup? 
> Is there any value to using the H1n recorder with Sony MS-907 stereo mic =
or the in-ear binaural mics?   ...or will the built-in X/Y mics sound appro=
x the same?  Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm not an expert in this.

Different mics are like different camera lenses. I encourage you to compare=
 them all. You may find you like one for some types of soundscape and anoth=
er for a different situation. For sure X/Y won=92t replace your binaural mi=
cs, but as you noted the built-in X/Y mics are very convenient for point-an=


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