Thanks for listening and the kind words Kent!
I also have a Zoom H5, which alone of course its easier to record since its self reliant, but IMO the XY capsules that come with it are noisier and thinner sounding than the Mic+ for classical guitar, for recording a band performance or a louder source the H5 is a better option. But for CG it requires at least a cable and a mic more to get decent results - with a couple of nice SDC of course it is a better option but makes it less portable than a USB mic into an iPhone.
Thank you Conall, I know the struggle, thats why having a music room/home studio helps, I have everything set on their stands and tripods all the time, ready to record or capture a video. Still trying to make it better and incorporate more recordings from outside of the studio.Conall wrote: ↑Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pmProblem for me is:
- it takes ages to set up a neutral background, lighting, camera & recorder (in a video)
- it takes longer to get the sound & visuals to my satisfaction
- I unintentionally pull faces what with the effort & concentration involved in playing for a recording making me unwatchable
- it's fiddly & time consuming to sync video & audio
- and it takes loads of takes before I'm happy (if ever).
The recorder itself is the least of my problems!
Nice recording by the way.
Thanks Rasputin, a couple of nice microphones into a decent audio interface is a better option and I whould´t trade that for the apogee, but a USB mic into an iPhone or iPad is more portable and requires less setup time while sounding better than most portable recorders. In other words, if I want to do a quality mobile recording I´ll definitely bring XLR mics, laptop, interface. But sometimes I'm on tour, holidays or just outside with my guitar and its nice to have something around to be able to make a decent recording on demand. I agree though, £230 is a lot of money for more limited functionality.Rasputin wrote: ↑Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:40 pmNice review. It's not that much more portable than a small external interface and an ordinary mic, and of course you can use an ordinary mic in other setups too. When it comes to portability. I think you've got to bear in mind all of the other kit you have to lug around anyway. Being able to leave behind a little box that you can get on e - b a y for under £100 is not a good reason for spending £230 IMO, especially when the box solution is likely to sound better and means that your money is going into something more versatile and more resellable, i.e. an XLR mic.
Hate to admit it but I remember those.
I remember them well.
There is always a veil of nostalgia about the past but I think we live in a great period! Sure a lot of things are far from perfect but considering what was possible (or wasn't) just 10 or 20 years ago, I find it hard to complain when with just a few hundred bucks one can have almost professional results recording CG at home!Conall wrote: ↑Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:16 amI remember them well.
The sound quality was truly awful but it had one (only) advantage: it was incredibly easy & quick to use (OK, the rewinding & fast forwarding was annoying).
Which why modern manufacturers are clearly missing a trick. The modern selling point is "most features at cheapest price". I'm sick of having to spend hours every single time I buy a new piece of technology or software to try to get to know how to work something adequately.
When is some manufacturer is going to realise that most of us have busy lives and want a product that is very quick to learn to use well with good results?
Here's one: make a video & audio recorder with auto everything (sound levels & clipping limiter or whatever it's called) which has equally good quality in audio & video (say CD audio & HD video). Maybe make in 2 parts so the video cam can be placed further away but connected by simple cable. Audio & video record (wav file onto SD card). Controls limited to "record, play, pause, stop, rewind, rewind to start of track, fast forward equivalents, delete track". Display on recorder shows track number, timer. A few minor other features maybe (headphone socket etc). Perhaps one "advanced" button that aspiring sound engineers can explore but I won't.
I have a Tascam DR40 which is more complicated than it needs to be, 2 very good video capable cameras, good audio & adequate video software. I know they are capable of good amateur quality but they all take too long to set up & work out how to use (I use them rarely and have to re-learn how to do it all every time I do it, especially synching audio & video).
The school-used Coomber cd recorders are quite easy to use but not video (unless they have a new product).
And no, I don't want a £1000 i-phone. Something for about £200-300 that will do the job as close to I describe (very easily) is what I and I'm convinced thousands of musicians want - for musicians who want to spend time playing music (& occasionally recording for pupils / YouTube etc) not spending bloody hours / weeks trying to set up & use the stupidly complicated devil machines of modern day!
@ Konstantin, for a home recording, this sounds great!rojarosguitar wrote: ↑Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 amKonstantin, very nice playing first of all.
You have a very nice and light touch!
As to the sound, it is difficult to tell, as the sound file is clearly processed, but we don't know how (in any case I hear some reverb, unless you have recorded in a really big lively room).