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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2014, 11:24:38 am »
Bummer. What about Audiobox USB or other interface and a cheap condenser? Might be able to get those for less than $200 Does the interface come with DAW etc? I do have garageband anyway.

I think all the Presonus interfaces come with Studio one - which is a decent DAW. And you can use Reaper or a different DAW with them if you prefer. A decent condenser mic is gonna be another couple hundred bucks, but you can do a lot with a 57 or 58 dynamic mic for around a hundred bucks. Maybe someone else has some other options that will yield good results.. I really can't think of any.
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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2014, 02:05:41 pm »
You could get a recorder like a Zoom H2 or H4n. I have some decent mics and interface but I still use my iPhone when what I'm recording isn't cool enough to record on that. ;D

I think Lieven has a H4n.
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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2014, 07:03:25 pm »
...or a H1n  :)

Use it as a recorder or a USB mic.

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2014, 01:44:08 am »
The Zoom are pretty pricey. If I was to spend that, I'd probably go Scooters suggestions. The H1 might be worth considering, anyone used one? Are they ok are recording both guitar and vocals. It will mostly be guitar.

I'm really wanting this for my own occasional audio diary. To track progress. All I have at present in a couple of dozen iPhone vids, and they serve the purpose, but I would like to get better sound. I realise a good room and a couple of mics are ideal, but my situation isn't ideal.

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2014, 03:13:00 am »
I have an H1 Drubbing. For the price and for what it does, it's ok mate. Admittedly it's not ideal but for what you want it could be the answer. I'd expect it's better than the iphone although I don't have an iphone to compare it with. The H1 is reasonably priced too. If all you want is, like you say, to track your progress then I don't think you'd go far wrong with the H1.

Here's a link to one of my recordings using the H1...

https://soundcloud.com/irishalkies/waiting-for-the-rapture

Ignore the singing - it's merely to give you an idea of what the Zoom's recording is like.  :)

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2014, 03:45:53 am »
THat's sounds like an improvement over the phone. You can hear the vocals and the guitar sounds fine. Did you do those other SC tracks with it too?


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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2014, 03:52:40 am »
They were all done with the Zoom Drubbing, aye.

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2014, 04:43:35 am »
THanks. I just uploaded my iPhone vids to the Mac

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It does sound better in person, I think. I can only hope people aren't hearing what I am on these recordings. I did get the neighbours complimenting me though, so maybe it isn't awful.

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2014, 10:31:59 am »
I've got an H1, and have used it both for self-contained recording and as a USB mic.

I would say that the recording quality is excellent (but I've been mostly using it to track my singing progress, so I'm not going to post a recording!  :-[).

The balance between guitar and vocals depends very much on where the mic is positioned. I have a mini tripod that screws into the H1 that I then balance on the edge of the sofa, or something - not ideal! You would be better off with a proper mic stand (& adaptor for the H1).

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2014, 02:28:38 pm »
You know, the iPhone isn't all that bad.



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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2014, 02:36:21 pm »
Hmmm, done some editing on that, I reckon.

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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2014, 02:39:25 pm »
Hmmm, done some editing on that, I reckon.
Yeah, he said he'd toss it into Logic. But it's still an iPhone recording you're listening to.
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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2014, 02:44:12 pm »
Perhaps.. (I kinda doubt it though) and still, it's a multi-track recording with the guitar and vocal recorded separately and on different layers.. 
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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2014, 02:57:53 pm »
I'm a newb, but you don't get that kind of sound without some talent, decent backend gear, and not a little knowledge how to use it. That fact it isn't easy to do is implied in the set up and videoing of it in the first place.


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Re: RT-201 • Recording Acoustic Guitars
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2014, 03:14:11 pm »
Audio Technica AT2020USB

USB condenser mic. $129.
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