Field recording Duet 2 + rMBP 15 = bad idea?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by darkinners, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Recently I want to do some higher quality field recording, so went to shop a more compact style interface.

    I have a RME UFX and T.C Desktop Konnekt 6

    UFX obviously in no condition for the job, in term of size and the power requirement.

    I wanted to use my existing Konnekt 6, so I can save few bucks.
    But it's not compact enough for my bag(with MBP, harddisk, cables, mic, super drive, mono-pod and other stuffs)

    Did some research, really liked Apogee Duet 2.
    Got it yesterday.

    I gotta say, it sound incredible. and sturdy build. Great for the job! yay!

    Today went out and do a little test. MBP 100% charged.

    fire up Logic pro 9.

    record a mono track.
    with 48v enabled (for Neumann TLM 103)
    and plugged in earphone (Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro)

    Recording in 24bit 44.1kHz

    15 mins in. battery went down from 100% to 80% ..

    Is this normal?

    Anyone has has experience on mobile recording with Duet 2 can tell me if this is normal rate of battery consumption ? Thanks
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    I can't answer your direct question - but did you try the same with your most sensitive dynamic mic? I know phantom isn't typically a power-hog but out in the field that may make a difference.

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