|record from microphone to MiniDisc|
MiniDisc recorders are used most often to make portable digital mixes from CD collections, but their true power lies in the fact that they have democratized live digital recording. Hook them up to an inconspicuous microphone and record live concerts, or plop one on a table or desk at the beginning of a meeting or lecture, and you can come away with a great-sounding digital recording, especially if you follow the guidelines we lay out below.
Required Attention Span: The duration of what you're recording
| Before you start you'll need to gather these elements: |
|Follow These Simple Steps|
Connect your microphone to your MiniDisc recorder's line-in jack, which may or may not have a red ring around it. If you have a mic with a larger plug, don't fret; just buy an adapter from an electronics store. (They're really cheap.) Different mics are required for different situations; for surreptitious concert recording, you can get a tiny mono lavalier microphone that clips to your shirt, and for places where recording is allowed, a larger stereo mic can be used.
Hint: If you're using a mono microphone, switch your MiniDisc player/recorder to mono mode. Instead of 74 minutes of recording, you'll get 148 minutes.