Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

PA Systems A forum for discussion of all parts of a sound reinforcement or DJ system: loudspeakers, mixers (desks) etc.

Safe outdoor recording and playback
Safe outdoor recording and playback
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th July 2018, 01:15 PM   #1
outdooraudioape is offline outdooraudioape
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Default Safe outdoor recording and playback

Need to build a simple system to record outdoors and playback outdoors a dog barking. Needs to be waterproof. I have a 25W PA amplifier and 2 RCA outdoor speakers. Also have a GPX ML648S digital audio player. Would like to create a system that would monitor a barking dog, record the barking, and after a minute of barking, play it back through the PA amp and speakers. Also have a wireless-capable laptop. Do not have a waterproof microphone, which I suppose also should be wireless. The 25W PA amp could be located under a porch overhang to protect it from moisture, no problem.. What else do I need and how to put it all together?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2018, 01:35 PM   #2
lcsaszar is offline lcsaszar  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Do you want to record a specific dog? Otherwise you could just find a piece of audio file of a barking dog, and play it back. Just like for humans, there are many emotional variations of barking (anger, hunger, playing, happiness, fear, etc.) What is the purpose? Also I am afraid 25 watts is to little, environment noise like wind, traffic, airborne, will mask it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2018, 01:45 PM   #3
Pano is offline Pano  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
Pano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SW Florida
Safe outdoor recording and playback
You could seal the mic in a plastic bag. Condoms are often used for wireless mic belt packs inside sweaty costumes.
Run a balanced line inside to the recorder. If the dog is not close to the mic, you won't get a good recording, but it's worth a try. I agree with the post above, find a recording and play that.
__________________
Take the Speaker Voltage Test!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2018, 03:10 PM   #4
Enzo is offline Enzo  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lansing, Michigan
And if this is a way to spite a neighbor's barking dog, you might check with local law enforcement. This can be considered harassment and may be illegal.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Safe outdoor recording and playbackHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Non ESD-Safe Soldering iron to ESD-Safe tronxkid Equipment & Tools 9 24th October 2011 12:00 AM
sony SVO-1630 hi-fi stereo vhs stereo recording/playback problem neazoi Analogue Source 1 7th October 2011 07:36 AM
VHS for recording and playback? systemerror909 Analogue Source 32 2nd September 2011 08:16 AM
Recording, playbackís poor relation? Post a DIY recording. wakibaki The Lounge 4 2nd December 2010 04:46 AM
Hakko 936 - ESD safe vs. non-ESD safe KT Parts 2 20th June 2004 03:58 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:20 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio
Wiki