Recording

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  1. bubbaone2

    bubbaone2 New Friend

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    Last weekend I got a recording mic, stand, and some great recording software... We had a problem with the software. But, we got it fixed. Any tips for recording trumpet?
     
  2. ejaime23

    ejaime23 Pianissimo User

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    If you're semi serious, spend the money on a good recording interface for your computer. You can get a decent one for about $200 that's USB plug, or spend the extra cash on a firewire one. M-Audio and Tascam both make really good ones for good prices. I've made a lot of good recordings with budget computer gear.
     
  3. Wlfgng

    Wlfgng Piano User

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    Experment with mike placement, different placements will give you a different sound. Make note of the placements that you like and go from there.

    Recording tends to pick up every blemish in your playing. Your playback may sound like crap, note what is worng and go back and work on it.

    Most of all have fun!
     
  4. fraserhutch

    fraserhutch Mezzo Piano User

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    +1 This is 90% of the battle.

     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I get the best recorded sound when the cardioid microphone is slightly off center from the direction that my bell is pointed. A large diaphragm condenser mic gets a great sound about 40" from the bell. If you move around when playing, you may have to put the mic even further away to keep a steady sound.

    If you are recording in a good sounding room like a church hall, I like my sound with a cardioid pattern mic at about 15-20 feet away or an omnidirectional mic at about 8-10 feet.

    You can't break anything, so what I do is at best a starting place for you. Once you have played around for a couple months, post your experiences. That helps us all!
     

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