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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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EX1 audio settings with external mic

Hi all,

I just bought a new Rode NTG-2 shotgun and Sony headphones. I plugged everything and the way I heard things distorted pretty easily.

Could someone give me a short and sweet guide to setting the audio for one shotgun mic and maybe can i use the internal mic to take ambient?

Do I need to adjust stuff from the menu? Im gonna be shooting with a band on tour (mostly backstage action) and there will be loud and quiet parts so all I want is to get everything recorded without distortion and I can pretty much work from that. I know there's no limiter which makes things a bit more difficult.

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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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The external trims are downstream from the mic preamp, so leave them at 5, which is apparently effective 0. Use the audio trim in the menus for levels. Try to keep maximum levels to four segments below red on the meters, that's where the limiter kicks in. That's roughly -23db with -37db condenser.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Thanks David for your advice! You said there's a limiter? have I totally misunderstood? I thought there's no limiter in EX1?

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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:14 AM   #4
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The is a limiter, and it's pretty hard and you can't turn it off sadly.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 07:02 AM   #5
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Another thing to watch for, the external mic connection seem to be out of phase with the internal mics. If when you mix the two together the bottom end vanishes just invert one channel.
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