Cheap recording tips?

RockApe

Junior Member
Hi,
I've watched plenty of videos on You Tube of folk playing drums etc, some of whom seem to have achieved a really nice sound. I've tried doing the same to enable me to review my playing but the drums always come out sounding awful. Can anyone recommend a cheap and simple way to get a half decent sound? iPhone? Video cam? (PS my kit is pretty well tuned before any clever dick suggests that as an issue!) Thanks.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Get a Zoom Q3HD (or whatever their HD video recorder with stereo mics is - it might be the Q2 now, I think). The stereo mics pick up everything pretty realistically, and the video isn't bad. That's the cheapest thing you can do. Of course, you can go cheaper if you eliminate the video camera part and get a nice audio recorder with built-in stereo microphones too.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Get a Zoom Q3HD (or whatever their HD video recorder with stereo mics is - it might be the Q2 now, I think). The stereo mics pick up everything pretty realistically, and the video isn't bad. That's the cheapest thing you can do. Of course, you can go cheaper if you eliminate the video camera part and get a nice audio recorder with built-in stereo microphones too.
I'm in complete agreement with Bo here - great tool, & by far the most economical rout to a fairly representative audio/video capture. Built in mic's fitted to mobile phones and "normal" video cameras are generally woeful.

Check in here :) http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118743
 
I have a Sony MV1 like the Zoom. I love it...

Really good in low light and audio that can handle loud stuff no problem when adjusted correctly.
 
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