I was wondering which microphone to buy for a recordable minidisc player for violins. Here are the specifications for my minidisc player:
· Format Digital Audio MiniDisc System
· Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
· Sampling Rate Converter From Optical-In: 32kHZ, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
· Data Compression Method (Coding) ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)
· Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz ±3dB
· Wow & Flutter: Unmeasurable
· Inputs DC In, 3V
· Microphone: stereo mini jack, 0.35 - 1.38 mV, plug-in power
· Optical Line In, stereo mini jack
· Outputs Headphones/Remote: Stereo mini jack x 2
· Power output 5mW/channel x 2 (impedance @16 ohms)
I would appreciate some help with choosing a specific microphone, thanks again! Charles
Assuming you are going to use the microphone on a microphone stand as opposed to a microphone on the violin itself, we recommend the PG81 microphone along with the A96F adapter.
The PG81 is a condenser microphone made for recording purposes such as yours. You can use a AA battery to power this microphone. Then use the A96F transformer adapter to change the XLR output of the microphone to a mini-stereo plug. It will also block the dc voltage from the mini-disc recorder to prevent any damage to the microphone.