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Old 02-23-2011, 10:40 PM
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Default USB mic recording

I've been looking into recording my playing, I don't have the budget to buy the home studio type set up with micing things individually and I would also like something that I could take around with me if possible. I looked into it a bit and I found two options (may be more that I don't know of), there was the hand held camcorder style of recording, but what i worry about with that is that without spending quite a lot of money, the audio quality isn't always that great unless you spend quite a bit more money. The other option that i thought about was using a USB condenser mic, I looked at the SAMSON G-Track which seemed like a pretty good deal as it has a built in interface and some kind of software with it; but the problem with these is that I wouldn't have any video (unless I can use my webcam?) and also without taking my quite large laptop around with me I couldn't really record anywhere apart from my house.
So, is it a lot better to have the video along with the audio for purposes of technique and stuff, or should I be ok with just audio recordings, and are there any more options?

tl;dr : I need good cheap recording options, I've looked at handheld camcorders and usb condenser mics, but not sure what to go with.

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:43 PM
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The Kodak Zi8 may be your best bet. It's a little HD camera like a flip, only way better since it has a mic input. An SM-57 going into would probably result in really good audio and video.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: USB mic recording

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The Kodak Zi8 may be your best bet. It's a little HD camera like a flip, only way better since it has a mic input. An SM-57 going into would probably result in really good audio and video.
Thanks for the input, would you recommend using a dynamic microphone over a condenser for recording the entire kit? What if I want to record my band, is dynamic still the way to go then?

edit: just remembered I would most likely need phantom power for a condenser microphone =/

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:32 PM
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Any more opinions about what mic to use etc?
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:40 PM
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You can try the CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone ( $50 at amazon )
it is a good mic with a very small price David - http://www.freshcutsoundeffects.com
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