DR-22WL: Record interviews in stereo or mono?

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  1. almostme

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    Hi all,

    I'm using a DSLR camera and a Tascam DR-22WL (built-in mics) to film people interviews, indoor and outdoor. I know voice audio should be recorded in mono. But is it not better to record stereo (both mics) and choose the best channel later (or maybe mix them). How does this device record in mono? Mixing channels on the fly?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Arjan P

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    Especially for outdoor (wind noise), I'd say it can't hurt to use both mics and record in stereo - but it leaves you with another editing job.. Be careful mixing both channels though, you could introduce phase issues and weird sounding audio from it.
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    Thanks a lot for your response.

    So how does the device work when recording in mono? Using only one of the mics or mixing both?
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    Sorry I don't know the particular unit, but see now the mics are in X-Y so possibly they are mixed during recording to mono, without much possible phase issues. But you'll have to find out from Tascam. If storage space is no issue, you can always record stereo to be on the safe side.