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    • #6094
      Hank
      Participant

      Somewhere on this forum are discussions about quick and simple ,one touch recording.

      Please ….any of you sound engineer types come up with one…..create a package that we “Quiet ,late night, slightly “Enhanced” players might easily use to record a decent replica of the really GOOD STUFF I was doing tonight…..I mean I was Brillllliant.

      I suffer from Microphone panic syndrome , and all the playing I have posted on this forum sounds rushed and nervous to me.

      But…sometimes…like tonight, the stars line up and I play the living Crap out of 2 or 3 of the Ramuda…….I mean I’m good !

      If only I had a Always set Up Rig with One Button Push…….

       

       


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #6095
      tadol
      Moderator

      Honestly, the new cell phones have some pretty great recording capability, and if you really want even better sound, there are a number of microphones available that plug in and can give you even better response. For quick recording on the fly, its pretty sweet.  If you want to buy a dedicated unit, there are a lot of good hand-held recorders from companies like Zoom that have some great features, but are very easy to use. Step up from there, and izotope makes the Spire, which is a stand alone device that records, and can do multiple tracks very easily when used with an iPhone or iPad, including effects and such.

       

      But for pure simplicity, an iPhone or iPad with a add on mic and mic stand, is pretty darn good – and Garageband is included, too!


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #6098
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Tadol speaks truth, the new phones are pretty great, or you could buy a Zoom H4, put it on a little tripod and hit the button

      • #6106
        Hank
        Participant

        Richard,

        Since you are the “Grand Guru” of the recording arts, I’m going to take your advice and get a Zoom H4…..If it’s good enough for you (and Barber Derrick),”The pro From Dover”, it’s more than good enough for me.  Thanks for listening Y’all


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

        • This reply was modified 5 days, 14 hours ago by Hank.
    • #6099
      Hank
      Participant

      Thanks gentleman,

      I have an android phone but it has a decent recording app.

      I also have a mic to phone connect adapter.

      I would like to set this up with 2 mics on the guitar and one for voice.

      I have very good voice mics.

      Are there any reasonable quality gitar mics for a reasonable $$ ?


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #6100
      bert
      Participant

      An old friend used to say ‘there ain’t no such thing as being a little pregnant’  Afraid that’s the way all this recording stuff goes.

      As a directional mic, my one and only Shure SM81 has done the trick for the past ~7-8yrs, picks up very little ambient room noise and is great for argeggio.  It has been used in many of the best recording studios for acoustic over the years. For Omni recording of vocals/rhythm guitar I have a Shure KSM44 as it’s companion. For home recording, these two a very high quality mics… IMO.  bert

      https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/microphones/sm81

    • #6101
      bert
      Participant

      Just remembered, I made a rhythmic arpeggio video featuring my Eastman OM and the Shure SM81. Notice the positioning of the mic, extremely important to get a quality recording:

    • #6102
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Bert,

      Sounds great and you speak the truth….I  thought Mr Fox wanted a simple turn it on and go……three mic’s is a studio, I LOVE the KM81….fab mic

    • #6104
      Barber Derek
      Participant

      I have the ZOOM H4N Pro and it’s quite easy to use and has impressive sound.  It also has a 4 track mode if you want to do something more elaborate.  I’m doing all the basic tracks with the ZOOM H4N Pro for the album I’m working on and it is quite versatile.

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