I would like to monitor my recorder’s headphone output remotely. Nothing extreme, approximately 200 meters max. The reason for this is when recording quiet nature ambiences I set up my tripod / mics / recorder, check levels, hit record, and then walk out of pickup range so as to prevent making another stellar recording of my breathing or stomach growling. Obviously I would like to have a hi fidelity, uncompressed, non-companded, stereo signal. Here are some options I’ve thought of…
- Wireless IFB systems (Comtek, Lectrosonic, Zaxcom, etc). very expensive and mono only.
- Wireless stage monitoring (Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Shure, etc). stereo options. moderately expensive, transmitter usually not easily portable.
- FM transmitter (Belkin, DIY, etc). stereo. very inexpensive. range is wattage so inversely proportional to batt life. consumer product / questionable fidelity.
What am I forgetting?
So far I’m leaning towards an FM solution. Does anyone have any experience with a good FM Tx/Rx pair they could recommend?
you’re certainly correct that option 1 will only give you mono and in the case of comtek will also limit your frequency range. they’ll be rock solid, but expensive and lo-fi.
I think FM is probably the best option as well. Its possible that you could do some power and antenna augmentations to consumer FM transmittess to incrase range and reliability.
I haven’t used it, but this little guy looks pretty robust.
Could there be a way to use AirPlay?
ie plug recorder outputs to iPhone in,
then set iPhone to route/play audio out to a remote AirPlay device, thats with you?
this article describes a few ways of
– Turning Unsupported Devices into AirPlay Sources
– Turning Unsupported Devices into AirPlay Destinations