iQ7 isn't bad at all

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iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:41 am

If you own an iPhone with a lightning connector (like iPhone 5 and later) but don't own anything to record your playing, the Zoom iQ7 might be a nice option to document your playing. You can use it for Audio only or even for filming with the iPhone, because the microphones can be turned in a position suitable for filming.

Here's an example how it sounds. It's not exactly your good vintage Telefunken tube microphone sound via Neve preamps sound, but it's not half bad either. :lol:

[media]https://youtu.be/j2u5MFgP4vQ[/media]

No sound processing whatsoever involved. And it's around 100 US$

You need to take quite a bit more money into your hand to get to the next quality grade... and deal with a lot of cables, power supplies, boxes, mic stands etc. etc. ... not exactly the atmosphere that makes you feel 'like an artist' :lol:
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Re: iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by simonm » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:50 pm

Nice playing. Thanks. What app is need to do the recording?

I don't have an iPhone but my wife has some sort of iPod which may or may not be compatible … I'll have to ask her what it is. :-)

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Re: iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:38 pm

Thanks!
iPad would be OK as long as it has a lightning connector (that's the new, small and flat one, not the old iPad 30pin connector). The iOs Camera app recognizes in Video mode the iQ7 automatically, and you can even monitor yourself through the headphone output of the iQ7. No extra app required. If you want to adjust the headphone level and few other parameters, you must use the free Handy Recorder App.
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Re: iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by Ceciltguitar » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:00 am

Thank you for sharing your improvisation.

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Re: iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by MessyTendon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:10 am

Man I love that guitar. Duende for sure.

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Re: iQ7 isn't bad at all

Post by rojarosguitar » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:38 am

The guitar was love on first sight and I'm still not disappointed...
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