Minidisc Microphones Information



In this material we are going to talk about the minidisc microphones. A minidisc, also called an MD, is a disc-based data storage device used for storing any kind of data, generally audio. The whole technology was first announced by Sony in 1991 and introduced in January 12, 1992.


The minidisc was targeted as a replacement for analogue cassette tapes as the recording system for Hi-Fi equipment. The MD Data is a version for storing computer data and was announced by Soni in 1993, but it never gained significant ground, thus the MDs are mostly used for audio storage.

Although MiniDisc has had some success, it has not caught on in the US and Europe as well as Sony had hoped, though in Japan it is extremely popular. A minidisc recorder is a digital audio recording device that saves audio onto a minidisc. Each minidisc holds up to about 80 minutes of recorded audio.

The minidisc microphone needs to be plugged into the recorder. When you are using a professional grade mic with an XLR connector, you will need a cable that has an XLR connection on one end for the mic and a 1/8th inch mini-jack. First, you have to adjust the recording sound level for the minidisc microphone, usually to a mid-point in the range.

We are now going tp present a minidisc device which, of course, has incorporated a built-in minidisc microphne. This model is the AT822 and is ideal for DAT recording as well as televidion, FM, and field applications. Its features are the following: its closely matched elements provide the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field, it has a switchable low-frequency roll-off, it includes a 1.7 cable (XLRF-type to stereo 3.5 mm mini plug).

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