Record your practice

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Re: Record your practice

Post by ryla » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:23 am

so whats best for practise recording - edirol or olympus LS10? +1" kind of blue" warm and intimate. Bands need producers like writers need editors, no question.

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Re: Record your practice

Post by Randomplay » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:33 am

Yea one of those lil portable recorders would be kool! I just use a laptop and run a media interface into it... and have been runnin just two or three room mics... put a big condenser in a corner, and a standard vocal above drums, and another in the middle and i can tweak to reasonable levels pretty easily... but its not comparable to a studio mind 8)

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Re: Record your practice

Post by beagle » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:38 pm

That would still be sweet to be able to record a whole practice tho. you should stick one more mic in the kick though ;-)
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Re: Record your practice

Post by timi » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:02 pm

ryla wrote:Bands need producers like writers need editors, no question.
No way, not all bands need producers. There are some amazing albums where bands didn't use an outside producer.

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Re: Record your practice

Post by ryla » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:42 pm

your quite right timi, i did an E.P in 1984 with a local pop band and althuogh the producer knew his stuff and did some good work with others he had no idea how to get our sound on tape - I had a Seinberger L2 and it sounded thin on vynyl - big lesson - dont use new strings!

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Re: Record your practice

Post by definite » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:35 pm

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we've taken to using my cheap ass Trade Me camcorder (tape not digital) to record practises - it comes out rough but is good enough to hear everyhting generally and way easier then setting up mics and stands etc! :)

Of course we would never actually release these recordings officially or anything but its a good enough method for capturing the guts of a tune!

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Re: Record your practice

Post by beagle » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:20 pm

I filled in a group yesterday and had recorded the 2x practices. I just used an old laptop, Audacity software and an old Akai wide array stereo condencer mic which my Dad used to use for video recording. Did the job pretty well but is a pain to setup.
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Re: Record your practice

Post by Pstewart » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:50 pm

Haha i have some....interesting we'll say, recordings for a week ago, i play in this program run by the NZ School of Music for highschoolers to sort them out for uni and give them an oppertunity to play classical or jazz in a solid group situation, and after our time doing our classes we tend to stay and jam and we got the alto sax, pianist, guitarist and me on bass in a room and set record on a laptop. Very free, didn't say anything about keys beforehand or anything and just had to use our ears, though you can hear when people really listening and how great it sounds in comparison.
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