[bct] Re: A grant to purchase recording equipment for the list

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 19:19:50 -0500

Robert, I hope you find what you are looking for.  If I can be of more
help, please let me know.  I will continue to keep my ears open and I
will be reviewing some new products soon.

Neal



-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Riddle
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:07 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: A grant to purchase recording equipment for the list


What I wouldn't give for  a decent roecorder and mic! I'm gonna start 
plotting my ss check lol.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:49 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: A grant to purchase recording equipment for the list


> Pam, I have always enjoyed your podcasts.  And this is not going to 
> turn into Neal's rating of podcast quality.  That was not my intention

> at all.  I know that many of you would get better recordings if you 
> had better equipment.  And, if the world were a nicer place and you 
> could all be employed in a manner that matches your talent, you would 
> probably be able to afford nice recorders and better microphones.  So,

> again, this is in no way a comment on the people, but a comment on the

> equipment.  I think the biggest problem I find in some recordings is, 
> what I said before, it's when you are recording something very loud 
> and the silly limiter in the Olympus takes the volume and starts 
> turning it up and down.  For example, if I had used an Olympus or any 
> number of other recorders with an automatic limiter to do the Toyota 
> Prius podcast, you would have heard a lot more car noise than you 
> heard.  The reason is that the limiter would allow quiet recorded 
> sections of the podcast to be left un touched.  However, it would have

> turned down the volume when the sound got louder.  The end result of 
> this is that the loud sounds sound very much the same volume as the 
> soft sounds.  So, when you hear the car moving along at 60 miles per 
> hour and then you don't hear it get much quieter when it is driving 
> along at 10 miles per hour, the tendency is to think that the car is 
> very noisy at low speeds. This is not the case, but the recorder's 
> limiter has evened out the levels and thus, the listener is lead to 
> believe that the car is quite noisy at slow speeds.  Now, I hope this 
> isn't as clear as mud.  Perhaps hot chocolate?
>
> Neal
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pam Quinn
> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:37 PM
> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bct] Re: A grant to purchase recording equipment for the 
> list
>
>
> I use an Olympus DS-2, and I've been extremely happy with the 
> recording quality. Am I delusional?  Neal, you have a more discerning 
> ear than I do so I would be very interested to hear any critiques that

> you might have of recordings that I've made so that I know if my 
> recorder performs as well as I think it does. I always thought I had a

> pretty discerning ear myself, until reading observations from people 
> on this list who pick up far more aspects of audio than I do. That 
> reminds me, the "singing roads" that you mentioned in your hybrid cars

> podcast, Neal. I've heard those, but never thought of them in quite 
> that way so had to chuckle about that.
>
> Pam
>
>
>
> 



Other related posts: