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  1. Thanks for the response... you may be right, my home stereo as a source may not be the best test. I ought to try it in a live club setting. The recording I got using a 9 volt pre-amp and running "mic in" turned out great. No distortion. I may try the line-in at our next gig to see how it does.
  2. I use an MZ-NH1 and Core Sound cardoid mics Up until now I have been running my mics into the "mic input" and getting decent recordings. I recently bought a two channel mixer so I could run the mics into one channel and a line off the board into the other channel then mix and run into the minidisc. I didn't realize that I needed a pre-amp to power the mics so... I bought a 9 volt pre-amp. Thats the backstory... now onto my question... after receiving my pre-amp I had a gig to record but I didn't want to mess with the mixer but I wanted to try out the pre-amp. I tried plugging the mics into the pre-amp and the pre-amp into the "Line In" of the minidisc because I heard that would give a better sounding recording then the mic-in. The problem is that the recording level is not loud enough. Even with a fairly loud test of cranking up my home stereo and I cranked the recording level up to 30/30 and could barely get the level to touch the first dot. I usually like to get my recordings between the first and second dots. Am I missing something here? I assumed I would have plenty of headroom to set the recording level... any thoughts would be appreciated. By the way, I still used the pre-amp and ran it into the mic-in (I did notice that I only had to set the recording level to about 12/30 to get a good recording level which is lower then without the pre-amp) and the recording turned out great. Any thoughts on how to get the recording level "hotter" using the line-in?
  3. Whenever I run a line into the "Line-In (opt)" input it seems to ignore the fact that I have the track marks set to 5 min intervals. It appears to set track marks based on when the audio starts and stops. I end up with tons of track marks. More specifically, we recorded some music on a friends new Roland digital recorder and I ran a line out of that into my MZ-NH1's Line-In (opt). Am I doing something wrong or is this intended for a purpose?
  4. When I insert my USB cable, it always catches/latches easily on the left side but the right side takes several "shoves/firm pushes" to get it to catch/latch. Anyone else noticed this?
  5. I now have an MZ-NH1!! Delivered today! I went home at lunch from work and had an hour to play around with it. Very nice looking machine, seems sturdy and I've already thrown a few songs on it and did a quick mic test. Unfortunately, I had to return to work this afternoon so I plugged in the battery and it is charging. Can't wait to get home and play with this fine unit! I was billed my original purchase price of $329, with tax and shipping, $340. I'll let you know if Datavis will honor their current pricing or not.
  6. Kaotic... I see your point and you may be right. The $20 or so dollars is not too big of a deal. Although, IMO I think I should receive the lower price and I'll be contacting Datavis if I don't receive it (even though $329 it is fairly low price to begin with).
  7. This is interesting news! When I pre-ordered from Datavis back in the beginning of April, the price was 329.99! My MZ-NH1 is arriving today via UPS so I'll have to check my bill and make sure I received the current price of 309.99... very cool... nearly pays for my three discs I ordered from Sony!
  8. Larry B... glad to hear you are liking the NH1! I'm curious, are you using the "included" earbuds or some other headset? I've seen some comments that the earbuds don't do it justice. My unit is sitting right across the state from me in a UPS routing building/truck! I expect to get mine on Tuesday! My first MD unit (or digital recorder, period!). :cool:
  9. I "believe" it is a US company... the package originated from Long Island City New York.
  10. Quick update... I've now received confirmation that my order was shipped yesterday on the 4th. I have a tracking number and it is definately on its way! Just a few more days now!!
  11. www.datavis.com (where I pre-ordered my MZ-NH1) just sent me an e-mail. I'm still waiting on my order confirmation but this is very encouraging, below is the e-mail text... Dear Customer Thank you for your interest in MZ-NH1 HI-MD Walkman digital. This email is in response to your request to notify you when this item in stock. Please go to our web site www.datavis.com and purchase MZ-NH1 HI-MD Walkman digital. It is now in stock. click here Please note that many new items may be constrained by the manufacturer and supplies may be limited. If you have any questions regarding price and availability, please call 1-888-888-2087 for assistance.
  12. Thanks so much for the detailed responses! I do understand the issue with the guy yelling "whooo" or whatever. I've had issues with that in my analog cassette recordings. I do like recording off the board (which I can easily do) but it seems that unless I get lucky, the mix is not usually the best because the soundman is mixing for the "room" and quite often one instrument will be louder than another. Of course the flip side is to record ambient sound and then you get the guy yelling in the background. The idea of a little mixer allowing a mix of board and ambiant may be the ideal approach. I hadn't considered that idea... I may have to give this a try. Thanks again!
  13. Hello, Being new to minidisc recording (waiting for my mz-nh1 to arrive)... I've wondered if there are any newbie tips concerning mic placement when recording live. Specifically, I play in a band in small clubs and our soundman usually has the best seat in the house so I plan to set the mic/recorder next to him. By the way, I bought a set of "Core Sound" mini binaural mics (little condesor mics) and I'm wondering if it is best to aim the mics directly at each main or should they be aimed directly at each side wall (parallel with the mains.. more like your ears are aimed)? What have been your experiences with mic placement and MD? Thanks, Lowend
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