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Offline batwoman

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At last I have something better than my phone!
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:23:06 am »
I now have a H2n and I got it for a third of it's retail value. A friend of mine remembered he had this little recorder/mic sitting unused in a cupboard. He has a super duper recording system.

I can hardly believe the difference! My guitar now sounds beautiful, almost like a completely different instrument, and I don't sound quite so much like a sick sheep. I no longer have to do contortions eg balancing the phone on a pile of books so the phone would be near my face, while trying to hold my guitar away so it didn't sound so loud and tinny. I can hear what I'm doing so much better through the headphones, so that helps me hear what can be improved.

I've resisted getting any recording gear because I didn't want to have to get my head around the technicalites, but this little cutie is so easy to use.  Thankyou folks for your advise and encouragement.

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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 05:50:09 am »
That's wonderful, Batwoman.

Must say clearly the physiology of the common Aussie sheep must be quite different the local South African breed, since you sounded nothing like the plaintive bleating I've heard walking tge pastures .... despite recording limitations your singing still sounded fabulous.

Now I can look forward to even better quality.

Delighted for you, enjoy it.

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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 03:19:30 pm »
That's wonderful, Batwoman.

Must say clearly the physiology of the common Aussie sheep must be quite different the local South African breed, since you sounded nothing like the plaintive bleating I've heard walking tge pastures .... despite recording limitations your singing still sounded fabulous.

Now I can look forward to even better quality.

Delighted for you, enjoy it.
Haha. Well put, David. 

Was the song for your friend with the mic, or before. You certainly don't sound like a sheep!

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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 05:10:03 am »
Was the song for your friend with the mic, or before. You certainly don't sound like a sheep!

Hi Lynne, Whining Fools was recorded on my phone. Now busy learning how to use my cool little recorder.

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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 09:13:33 am »
Awesome  :D Enjoy your new toy.
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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 10:45:54 pm »
Thanks for telling us about the H2n. To be fair, I thought that for the price it would not be that good. I had one similar before (can't remember the model), and despite being better than a phone recording, the sound quality was not as I wanted. Anyway, enjoy the H2N!
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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 12:56:00 am »
Thanks for telling us about the H2n. To be fair, I thought that for the price it would not be that good. I had one similar before (can't remember the model), and despite being better than a phone recording, the sound quality was not as I wanted. Anyway, enjoy the H2N!

My Zoom is way better than the phone. My challenge is to find the time to fine tune it. Happy playing and welcome to the forum Master of Strings  :)

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Re: At last I have something better than my phone!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 08:19:27 pm »
I’ve been looking at reviews of the H2n on YouTube recently as I would like to upgrade from my pocket Focusrite, which is not too bad to start off with but is limited in quality of sound. The H2n sounds like it would suit me very well at a pretty decent price.

 

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