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11-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Monitoring Audio Levels

Since the K-01 doesn't have a headphone jack, recording audio can be a little hit or miss. Until now, I haven't had any issues, but I think that's more attributed to being lucky that my audio levels haven't been too messed up. Until now, I've only used this mic on the K-01: Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone: Musical Instruments

I don't know if it's time to get something else that will allow me to monitor the audio a little better, or if I should just consider risking it (not an option I want).

Whenever I record audio, it's usually a one-on-one interview, so I don't mind getting another lavalier microphone, but I would want to get something that is worth it. I also make no money whatsoever from my projects (mostly for friends and family) so I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars.

I know that there are a lot of options out there, and to be honest, I'm surprisingly satisfied with the quality the lav mic has gotten me (I know there is better out there). My main concern is being able to monitor the audio levels. Are there any suggestions out there? I've spend the last couple of hours researching on Amazon and B&H and it seems like my options are:

Amazon.com: Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone System: Musical Instruments
Amazon.com: TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder: Musical Instruments
Amazon.com: Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder: Musical Instruments

Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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