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Hi, I'm gonna try recording a Chris Cornell acoustic concert and have an old Sony MZR90 but need some MDs to record on. I was gonna by these http://www.crutchfie...cs-10-pack.html but just wanted to make sure they're compatible. Any help with this question & also finding a decent deal would be much appreciated.

Also, I need to buy a microphone. The Sony ECM-719, Sony ECM-DS70P, & Sony ECM-CS10 seem like good options. Can anybody recommend any of those mics? Thanks!

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Those should work perfectly. That is a pretty decent price for a 10 pack as well. Sometimes you can find better prices on eBay or Amazon, be sure to figure the tax and shipping into the equation. Not all disks are created equally as I am sure you know, but those Sony Gold disks are a good quality well built disk.

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Wow, that was really fast! Thanks for the quick response! So these aren't Hi-MDs, right? I was under the impression that Hi-MDs won't work on my unit, correct?

Maybe you can help me out with one more question... I need to buy a microphone as well. Sony ECM-719, Sony ECM-DS70P, & Sony ECM-CS10 seem like my best options. Are you familiar w/ any of those mics? Thanks again!

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The disks you are looking at are standard 80 minute MDs. The disks themselves will work in HiMD equipment as well as your MDLP DiscMan. You are correct, a HiMD 1GB disk will not work in your machine.

I do not do much live recording personally so I won't be able to advise you regarding a suitable microphone. There are many factors to consider when making live recordings and one of our many other forum members with experience in that area will certainly jump in and offer you some advice! :-)

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Hi, I'm gonna try recording a Chris Cornell acoustic concert and have an old Sony MZR90 but need some MDs to record on. I was gonna by these http://www.crutchfie...cs-10-pack.html but just wanted to make sure they're compatible. Any help with this question & also finding a decent deal would be much appreciated.

Also, I need to buy a microphone. The Sony ECM-719, Sony ECM-DS70P, & Sony ECM-CS10 seem like good options. Can anybody recommend any of those mics? Thanks!

The ECM-DS70P is one of the mot widely faked microphones around. Be very careful, as the counterfeit models are absolute rubbish. I wouldn't recommend it for recording a concert anyway. The R90 can be susceptible to noisy motors, and the design of the DS70P ensures that any vibration is transmitted straight to the microphone capsules. You may end up very disappointed. The ECM-CS10 I don't really know very well, but I have some experience with the CZ10, which is a similar beast with an add-on phase tube, but is only mono. Not the best of mics, but then the similarity may only be in name not quality. The 719 I know nothing of at all. I believe the most highly respected mid-range microphones are the ECM-907 and ECM-957. But they are not very discreet, should that be necessary for your recording session!

Jim

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Thanks for all of the suggestions! Discretion is definitely a must since most venues frown upon recording, so I may have to sacrifice a little quality in order to get the recording stuff in. I actually used the Sony ECM-719 w/ my Sony MZ-R90 last year at a Chris Cornell concert and think it came out pretty well. Always trying to improve though so all of the advice is much appreciated! http://www.mediafire.com/?y2jlk2dcmjw

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The Sony mics--non-counterfeit ones--are not that good a value. They are noisy and they lack bass response. You want a mic that captures 20-20,000 Hz.

I use these itty-bitty stereo microphones, the size of a pencil eraser, clipped to the collar of a dark shirt.

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-BMC-2

And to prevent bass from overloading the MD mic preamplifier, as it will, I use this little battery box and run it through Line-in.

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-SPSB-8

Put the input volume at about 2/3 of the way up, and you'll get a good concert recording.

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