Regarding recording

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by The Dutch Guy, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. fraserhutch

    fraserhutch Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Novato, CA, USA
    A nice alternative to Audacity is Reaper, which I prefer.
    REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits

    If you're looking at good, reasonably priced mic that does a good job on brass, look at the Cascade Fat Head II ribbons.
    Cascade FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone

    Oh, BTW, you generally need more than just a ADC (analog to digital converter) - something needs to act as a preamp for the microphone. USB mics have them built in I think.
  2. The Dutch Guy

    The Dutch Guy Piano User

    Sep 22, 2008
    I think you're right.
    for a 'regular' microphone I need a new sound card for my computer that can give phantom power. the cheapest one that is considered any good is about 140 euros, if I remember correctly. Then I still need the microphone.

    That cascade thing looks nice, but it's a little above my budget. I was hoping to get everything I need for less then 150 euros.

    I suppose I should get a USB microphone in that case. I've seen some affordable ones posted here, and found some others on the internet.

    I'll check out the Reaper software later today
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    You can buy an inexpensive in-line phantom power source. There is a Behringer model PS400 which uses AC for under $30.

  4. The Dutch Guy

    The Dutch Guy Piano User

    Sep 22, 2008
  5. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

    Jul 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Nice first attempt. If you plan on doing much of that stuff for public posting, you really need to get a better microphone and use some effects such as a bit of reverb and equalization (tone control).
  6. Mark4008

    Mark4008 New Friend

    May 7, 2009
    thats a very nice recording, well done!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  7. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

    Feb 22, 2009
    It looks like thats what he used! In the bottom of the list on the video picture.:-)
  8. Mark4008

    Mark4008 New Friend

    May 7, 2009
    yes thanks Jon, I originally posted before I had read all the posts re Audacity! that'll teach me to look before I leap!
  9. The Dutch Guy

    The Dutch Guy Piano User

    Sep 22, 2008
    I'm still not sure how to do effects.
    I did this by makin a click track and record while playing that, then record the next one while playing the click track and the first recording and so on. I figured out how to copy paste, and 'replace' parts that didn't go so well the first time by a new recorded part. I've figured out how to make it an .mp3, a .wav and a video file for youtube, and that's pretty much all I know.
  10. beautgrainger147

    beautgrainger147 Pianissimo User

    Aug 6, 2009
    out of interest what is a click track?
    I've had a play with audacity myself trying to similate lead with backing vocals

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