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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: single mic recording Reply with quote

It's been awhile Smile, hello everybody.

I (I mean we, our band) are looking to invest in a portable standalone unit to record;

1) our practices/jam sessions
2) off the cuff busk sessions
3) anything else not covered by the above

We're not looking for anything fancy, just something to get ideas down and the rare good take, but without hooking up mixers and computers and eight million wires and then losing the moment...

1 mic-1 cable-1 portable recorder (ie battery powered if possible)


Also, will it come with a mute cymbal feature? :idea:


Much obliged Smoke

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a Tascam PS5.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Boss MICRO BR. can record 4 tracks. has a built in mic.....also can be powered by 6 AA batteries. seems like a good choice. its around 200 bucks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do the one mic thing a lot with my choir - I'm pretty happy with the USB snowball, other than the noise floor. But USB won't do you much good if you don't have a laptop.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I user a Studio Projects LSD-2 into a Fostex FR-2 Recoder
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Zoom 16 track. I love it. Very easy set up for live recording and much more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll toss up a Studio Projects B1 and it does a pretty nice job. It's also one tough mic for a large condenser. I like the Boss idea, though - those flash drives are about as fast as you can get.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what you're describing I use my DAT-Walkman and a stereo mic. But, of course, DAT's obsolete.
I also use a Fostex MR8HD for live recordings ..... 4 track simultaneous recording ..... 8 track playback around 32 hours of 4 track recording ...... all for around $400.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the LSD sounds fun Smile

After many painful months of butting heads with my drummer, he decided to buy a mac laptop with a small firepod interface...and whatever crusty mics (radio shack!) are laying around cuz the mac will fix all the crustieness, apparently it can fix anything (you know lots of compression, eq etc) Smile ...

I was kinda eyeing those MR8's a couple years ago, but they seem to have their fair share of glitchery no?

I think if I do get my own it'll be either the Micro boss or the zoom 16, with a nice condensor w/dynamic to mix maybe...


We were using an ECM 8000 with an SM58 into an old pc which garnered reasonable results for what we needed IMO, but the pc just wasnt good enough....I digress sorry...*rips hair out*

Lots of good suggestions to keep in mind, thanks for all the replies!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't run into any glitches with my MR-8 yet but I don't do any sort of studio mixing or adding tracks or anything with it ...... just strictly for 4 tracks of live recording.

Be sure to give us a report on what you get and how it works. There's always room for more gear!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question. To record vocals on my ZOOM 16 track, should I use a condenser mic or a dynamic?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt. Bob wrote:
There's always room for more gear!
Smile


Damn. You said it! Cool Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stringbreaker wrote:
I have a question. To record vocals on my ZOOM 16 track, should I use a condenser mic or a dynamic?


You should ask that question in the Microphone area. I use a large diaphragm condenser though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stringbreaker wrote:
I have a question. To record vocals on my ZOOM 16 track, should I use a condenser mic or a dynamic?


Whatever sounds best.
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