A Recording Question

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  1. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    I'm wanting to make a recording of myself playing on my laptop, mostly for kicks and giggles, but partly because I've never heard myself on the other end of the bell. I have, obviously, the laptop, but I've also got Adobe Audition for the software part. So this means all I need now is a microphone, right? Just what kind should I be looking for (and preferably not a $400 dollar Shure, I'm not worthy of pro quality, here)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Sony makes a GREAT mic for this purpose. It's ONLY drawback is that is uses a battery...one AA, to be exact. BUT, if you turn it off, it lasts quite a while. The mic is stereo, has an adjustable switch for 90 or 180 degree coverage, and is hardwired with a 1/8" jack (perfectly compatible with your laptop's mic input!). No drivers needed. It runs for about $99 bucks.
     
  3. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Would you happen to know the model number?
     
  4. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Yeah...it's an ECM-MS907. Oops..the switch goes 90-120 degerees...sorry 'bout that.
     
  5. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

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    I use the ECM-MS957, it's a little bit pricier, but it works great! Best of luck!
     

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