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Offline Joerfe

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Recording sound and video on smartphone
« on: December 13, 2017, 04:12:47 pm »
I have been looking for a device to do what this one apparently does. Knowing the Roland brand quite well I am tempted to buy it straight away, but I just wanted to see if anyone around these parts has experiences to share?

You can connect multiple instruments, and I guess a signal from a mixer, to this unit. You then connect it to your phone and it delivers crisp sound to your video recording.
This means no hassles to combine video and sound on your computer afterwards, which appeals to me greatly!!!

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GOMIXER
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Re: Recording sound and video on smartphone
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 12:09:17 am »
I've gone down this route
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iTrackStuL
Have yet to set it up and use it but it's also a great solution.
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Re: Recording sound and video on smartphone
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 10:38:31 am »
Also a possible solution. I do have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, but the Roland looks easy to use also in a live band situation.
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Re: Recording sound and video on smartphone
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 01:36:16 pm »
Excuse my ignorance on these matters :-\

With the Roland I'm guessing for $99 your not getting a high end product?
My interest is would it do better for me then the cheap Focusrite pocket I bought earlier in the year for around £20?
I'f like to have a better, more convenient, solution.
I also followed Darrell's link and the Focusrite kit also looked interesting but has things in it I already have, like the microphone and headphones.

Interesting stuff though.

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Re: Recording sound and video on smartphone
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 01:50:23 pm »
With the Roland I'm guessing for $99 your not getting a high end product?
My interest is would it do better for me then the cheap Focusrite pocket I bought earlier in the year for around £20?

I really have no idea, Willsie. I just fell over this product from Roland and it seemed like something I have been looking for. If your Focusrite works similar for 20£, good for you.

Edit:
I checked out the Focusrite Pocket and I understand that it has a built-in microphone and one jack input for a guitar.
The Roland can connect and record 5 different sources including a microphone, so I guess the quality from a stand alone mic makes the recording better.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 02:06:43 pm by Joerfe »
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Re: Recording sound and video on smartphone
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 02:17:07 pm »
With the Roland I'm guessing for $99 your not getting a high end product?

It depends on what you mean by "high-end".

The reality is it's pretty easy and cheap for a manufacturer to make an audio interface these days. The main difference between them tends to be the resolution, the number of channels, and the quality of the pre-amps.

For "high-end" recording (as done by a big-name, professional recording studio, for instance), neither the resolution nor the quality of the pre-amps in these "prosumer" units would be considered good enough.

However, as a field recorder for personal recording projects, they are absolutely fine.

Bear in mind that, for under $100, this sort of kit largely exceeds the spec. of the "high-end" kit available to the best recording studios in the world back in the 1960s.

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