MS4101 – Sound – Intro

For the sound project the theme is ‘Object.’

For the brief we were set out to make a 3-5 minute short radio style audio clip about the object of our choice. I have to include at least one sound that expresses the object I have chosen.

For this we will be using the Tascam Portable Recorder and/or a portable mono microphone set. the sounds will be edited in Adobe Audition.

Setting up the Tascam Recorder

I used Tascam DR-100MKII, which is a professional recording equipment. It can record in both Mono and stereo, and all the sound clips are saved as WAV files which is the best quality sound you can get – also very high in size.

Before you record anything, it is always best to do a factory reset and a quick format to make sure all the settings are set back to normal so that you could change it to your needs. formatting is done so you don’t mix your work with others.

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Next thing we do is check our input settings to change the mic type to mono, so that we can catch all the sound properly, with stereo it seems to be more difficult as you have to direct the microphone to where the sound is coming from; mono catches sound all around.

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Also if using a portable microphone we have to set the input mode to XLR – which is the three-pin locking connector, what this does is uses allows you to use an external microphone which is connected through the XLR.

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We also keep the settings shown above for best experience.

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MS4101 – Sound – Intro

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