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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #16
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Hi Brian

I do sympathise with you as the dip switches are not easy to get to and you have to have eyesight like a cat to see what you are doing!!
I cheat a bit and keep my mics set at 0db because my XLR inputs have a -20db attenuation switch which is way easier to flick on or off that fiddling inside the mic with a tiny toothpick and magnifying glass.

I think that if I have to rely on the dip switches I would unsolder the interal switches on the mic board and mount a bigger switch set on the outside of the case. The dip switches are certainly not very practical to change at a wedding with dimmed lights.

As Allan says if you can't attenuate externally then stick to the -10db setting and leave it alone.

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Old August 14th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #17
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Thanks Chris,

yes they should .. and for many owners of the Videomic, it's their very first great sounding shotgun mic. on their first video camera or audio recorder of any consequence.

So for 99.9% of users reading this thread, it's always much better to reduce the incoming volume at the mic .. to avoid at all costs, sending any possible peak audio overloads to their cameras or recorders pre-amps.

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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #18
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Thanks guys for all the feedback. A lot of great information on here.
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