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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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How do I reduce mic sensitivity?

Hi:

I have currently only the built in mic on the XH A1, how can I reduce sencitivity? Problem is that I will be recording in a very noisy environment, noise/signal will be the same, but last time I tried sound was awful because of too loud recording level.

I have found that I can increase it in the audio setup.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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Attenuation

did you try switching the Mic. ATT button below the LCD display. Att stands for Attenuation -- is the reduction in amplitude and intensity of a signal
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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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You also can go manual with the levels, and there is a wind noise reduction option in the menu

but you'd probably still have the ATT on regardless
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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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did you try switching the Mic. ATT button below the LCD display. Att stands for Attenuation -- is the reduction in amplitude and intensity of a signal
Thanks, looks like that does it.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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For very high sound level venues, you have to enable MIC ATT, otherwise the input preamps will saturate/clip, even if you adjust the audio level controls or use AGC mode.
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