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Help needed
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:35:19 PM »
I've kinda found myself being asked to record some outside events. Something I'm not too well up on and I am wondering if anyone here can recommend some reasonably priced equipment and perhaps give me a few tips on recording techniques.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 02:00:25 PM »
Tho I have to head ot the door for 5 days in a few, here are some questions that will help...

1. Is it music or voice (like a play, etc) that you are recording?

2. Do you NEED stereo, or can it be Mono and still be acceptable?

3. Will there me a mixing board at the events, and if so will you have access to it?

4. What are you going to record it with? Will it be a laptop, or will you need to buy a recorder?

That should give some of us the info needed to help ya out....or at least ask more questions! LOL!
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 03:07:00 PM »

1. Is it music or voice (like a play, etc) that you are recording? Mainly a choir of about 15 voices

2. Do you NEED stereo, or can it be Mono and still be acceptable? Stereo would be best

3. Will there me a mixing board at the events, and if so will you have access to it? Nothing like that

4. What are you going to record it with? Will it be a laptop, or will you need to buy a recorder? I have a laptop but I don't like the mic in it. If you can suggest better mics? but I'm sure someone was talking about some portable recorders a while back/

That should give some of us the info needed to help ya out....or at least ask more questions! LOL!
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 04:38:04 PM »
OTM got this one a while back....
http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/meteormic/

Don't know if this would apply to you, Dave....

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 06:20:59 PM »

I use the Zoom H2 which has been replaced with the Zoom H2n. Check it out. Excellent quality recording but a little bit of a learning curve.   

https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H2N-H2n-Handy-Recorder/dp/B005CQ2ZY6
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 09:33:18 PM »
yep.  Zoom H2n is a great device,  great for outdoor or any acoustic recording really.  Its a little pricey.  has great microphone setup built-in in to the device.

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 10:22:20 PM »
H4n is a great unit there's newer models but you've heard some tunes by done on it I'm sure . Besides it's built in multi directional Mics it offers 2 XLR/ TRS Phantom powered jacks stereo , effects 4 track .

Then if you need video this might work you might be able to do audio only as well .



As to tips I think you got recording down pat ! As with all new gear just getting used to it is the thing . The zooms as a stand alone are preatty much point and shoot . There's head phone jack so you can monitor on the H4N I assume the other models as well .

I use a camera stand the H4n mounts well never tried but I will one day when I have balls enough to take my condenser Mics outside lol
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