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PEPPER
2006-03-15, 02:01 AM
Im quite possibly going to a friends gig and ive been asked to record via their sound desk.Im more than happy to do it,but dont know how to,as ive never doen it before.Any tips,info help will be greatly appreciated.Il be using a sony mz-nh700 hi-md minidisc.

Five
2006-03-15, 02:23 AM
you need cables

1/8" stereo > 2 x RCA
1/8" stereo > 2 x 1/4"
1/8" stereo > 2 x XLR

The guys at your local music shop (where they sell guitars and stuff) will know what these cables are.

ask the sound guy for a tap he will tell you what kind of connectors you need. I usually bring all three but if you don't want to buy all that you can find out in advance and just get the cables you need for this show.

plug it into the "line in" and set levels just as you would for an aud recording.

most venues (at least in my town) run a mono mix to the pa, so if you want to get fancy you can just record the sbd tap to the left channel and run a room mic to the R channel & mix them together later. If the SBD mix is mono anyways you are losing nothing by doing this (and gaining something).

PEPPER
2006-03-15, 02:28 AM
Thanks five,quite exited as ive only done aud recordings before. :)

LocalHero
2006-03-15, 01:33 PM
1/8" stereo > 2 x RCA
1/8" stereo > 2 x 1/4"
1/8" stereo > 2 x XLR



Out of these three, what provides the best quality? I'm thinking it has to be either the XLR or RCA...

jcrab66
2006-03-15, 02:02 PM
the xlr will, also, you dont neccesarily need to buy seperate cables for all of those. you can buy one 1/8" to say rca then buy adapters that will get you either 1/4 or xlr from the rca...

Five
2006-03-15, 02:41 PM
yeah, adapters can work well

all three will provide the same level of quality since your Hi-MD doesn't have balanced inputs. just don't run 35 feet of cable. and buy good cables (goes without saying)