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NMD: Audio-Technica AT825 X-Y stereo microphone
« on: June 08, 2010, 12:34:39 pm »
Hello good people!

I can't find a microphone reviewing sub-forum, so I just put it in here.

Yesterday I got my Audio-Technica AT825 stereo microphone that I purchased off eBay. I immediately unpacked it, plugged it in and started recording.
I was quite stunned with the result:
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I hope this is useful for someone... ;)
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Re: NMD: Audio-Technica AT825 X-Y stereo microphone
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 12:53:40 pm »
That's why studios spend huge money on sound proofing.

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Re: NMD: Audio-Technica AT825 X-Y stereo microphone
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 01:55:47 pm »
That's why studios spend huge money on sound proofing.

Huh - I'm pretty sure he recorded the street on purpose for demonstration.

Sounds very decent Cue, although I would imagine that a loud background noise has a good chance of getting into your recording with a mic like this.

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Re: NMD: Audio-Technica AT825 X-Y stereo microphone
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 02:48:30 pm »
Lol. Yes, I recorded that on purpose. I opened the window, stock the mic out of it (well nearly) and started recording.

With close-miking the noise doesn't get in the way much, but for ambience recording like the street with the cars and the birds it certainly does. A noise floor of 24dB is really high for nowadays' standards.
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Re: NMD: Audio-Technica AT825 X-Y stereo microphone
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 03:05:06 pm »
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Huh - I'm pretty sure he recorded the street on purpose for demonstration.

Understood, but what many may not realize is that certain types of mics will pic up a lot more detail than they had imagined. That's a good thing.

The bad thing is that now one has to learn how to isolate the desired source material.

These negative aspects can be in the form of a generalized external noise ( traffic ) or often more complicated room problems with resonant nodes, standing waves, objects rattling and such.

The fact that the street recording was done on purpose has nothing to do with it. The point I was making is that now that he has been "stunned" by the details picked up he will likely soon be thinking in the realm of keeping noise out and paying attention to things like resonances and noise floors as he just mentioned.

Hope that's a little more clear now ( no pun intended ).




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