Recording Self - Working on Tone Quality

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Ric232, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Ric232

    Ric232 Pianissimo User

    Apr 30, 2009
    Coastal GA
    My main purpose in recording myself is to see if my tone sounds worse than the way I hear it myself . . . and if so, in what way. The only difference I hear is (as I said) some slightly airy tone on the recording when pointing the bell straight at the recorder from 3-4 feet. Sounds like that may not be a problem so perhaps I have no more need to record myself for tone quality. BTW, I don't do YouTube.
  2. etc-etc

    etc-etc New Friend

    Apr 29, 2009
    Here is a compromise - listen to yourself when playing when the sound is picked up by
    A) clip-on mic, or a
    B) mic placed where the audience would be

    You would need a set of isolating earphones, a limiter and a mic preamp.

    You could use the Zoom recorder with a long extension cord for the earphones to do plan "B", possibly with the Zoom's internal limiter.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009

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