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Using a sound level meter for audio recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dintrans, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. dintrans

    dintrans Guest

    Hello

    what do you think about using a Bruel & Kjaer Sound Level Meter (2238 Mediator) for audio recording?
    I'm thinking to use unweight (linear) analog output direct to Logic Pro.
    The B&K mic is almost perfectly flat and of course has a really great preamp.

    What do you think? is this a good option vs an AKG 414 for example?

    Thank you.

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  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Uh, WHY do you need to measure the SPL ? Or do you want to use the Mediator as a mic to track with?
    Comparing that mic with, say, an AKG 414 is like comparing apples to oranges...Do you want "color" or do you want unflattering honesty?
     
  3. dintrans

    dintrans Guest

    hello,

    I want to use mediator as a mic. I'm looking for an alternative to standard condenser mics.

    thanx

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  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    But it is a condenser mic?

    You want to use a test mic as a mic?



    It should work just fine.
     
  5. GREATMUSIC

    GREATMUSIC Guest

    This really depends upon what you are recording.

    Assuming you are working with the human voice, the aim of recording is to have the recorded sound sounding as identical to the sound of being next to the singer in the room. This is an art rather than a science. The one golden rule when choosing a mic:

    IF IT SOUNDS GOOD, IT IS GOOD!

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  6. Adam Worth

    Adam Worth Active Member

    This is the most valuable piece of advice you will ever find. ;)
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