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Old 11-27-2011, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for christmas to get myself a budget recording setup for my piano. I have no knowladge about recording equiptment atoll so need recommendations as the parents are nagging me to choose the equiptment i want asap. Ive decided to get the recording equiptment to start building my folio and get a hopefully get a bit of money in so im looking for a nice finishing sound.
We are looking for under 400. My piano is a full upright and sits in a large extension room to the house.

Im not sure what other information i need to provide so please feel free to ask

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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100 bucks. Great one to start off with.
It's got two decent microphones, works like a charm.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not that anything is wrong with what sk mentioned, but you could spend that money on a usb mic that would be much better. Instead of having all those features they would be on the computer instead.

Take a look at Blue mics. Mine is the Yeti and has 4 different kinds of mics for different recording styles/instruments and they all sound incredible.

edit: If you have an audio input for a mic already then just get a regular mic not usb.
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The idea of the H1 is obviously to take it with you. You can just hang it above your piano but you can also put it on a tripod and take it with you to a concert. It's quite convenient. Also, the H1 is like a game console. You don't have to worry whether your computer will manage, it'll just do whatever you want. USB mics are a very nice idea, but you know the kind of folks with acer or packard bell computers. They don't really know what they're doing, their hardware is ****e and you end up having recordings with all sorts of errors in it.
A computer leaves a lot more space for human error
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The idea of the H1 is obviously to take it with you. You can just hang it above your piano but you can also put it on a tripod and take it with you to a concert. It's quite convenient. Also, the H1 is like a game console. You don't have to worry whether your computer will manage, it'll just do whatever you want. USB mics are a very nice idea, but you know the kind of folks with acer or packard bell computers. They don't really know what they're doing, their hardware is ****e and you end up having recordings with all sorts of errors in it.
A computer leaves a lot more space for human error
I bet its awsome for recording lie shows you go to.
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Also very useable for personal home recordings .
That's in the end what most people use them for.
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For some reason I feel like your hinting at taping a home porno. Maybe it was the smile at the end that made me think that. I shall never know.
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Whahaha, I definitely wasn't .
I once ran into a open reel tape with home made porn sounds.
The girl actually said "How am I going to explain this to my husband?"
Very interesting.
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Christmas is over I know, but I've been working with the ZOOM H4n for over a year now and it's great. You can use the onboard stereo mics, and if you ever want to, there are 2 inputs, XLR and 1/4" that you can use with different microphones. Haven't had a problem with it so far.
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Not that anything is wrong with what sk mentioned, but you could spend that money on a usb mic that would be much better. Instead of having all those features they would be on the computer instead.

Take a look at Blue mics. Mine is the Yeti and has 4 different kinds of mics for different recording styles/instruments and they all sound incredible.

edit: If you have an audio input for a mic already then just get a regular mic not usb.
The Zoom H1 is very nice (I got one myself) and I think the latest version can be set up as a USB microphone.

I don't need that because they all got a line out which you can plug into your computer, either to the line-in or microphone. I got a power adapter thing so that I don't need batteries and with the tripod .. It basically works as a very good PC mic that I can take with me to record stuff if I want.

So, I second Sk's suggestion!
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