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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Click Here if You Record Music
« on: August 19, 2015, 09:11:32 PM »
OK, sorry, irrevelant title. BUT DON"T GO AWAY!

Has anyone done this before:
(The microphone I am mentioning is a really cheap mic my mom bought online bargain-priced ::))
Have any of you covered your microphone heads (that sphere shaped part) with a noice-cancelling headphone to record?

I find it very useful, especially when I have such a horrid microphone. I mean, this process doesn't necessarily block out noise (I use Audacity for that ::) ), but the sound of the piano on the recording is much less mellow than if I did not use the headphones. It sounds less "novice".

So, have any of you done this before?

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Re: Click Here if You Record Music
«Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 09:31:37 PM »

no, I can't say that I have...  but since the point of recording music is to achieve the best possible sound ---whatever works is good.

I would be interested in hearing some of your recordings so I can hear for myself.   That's a clever idea... you must be an audio-engineer at heart. 

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Re: Click Here if You Record Music
«Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 10:04:10 PM »
no, I can't say that I have...  but since the point of recording music is to achieve the best possible sound ---whatever works is good.

I would be interested in hearing some of your recordings so I can hear for myself.   That's a clever idea... you must be an audio-engineer at heart. 

lol NO WAY, my recordings are horrible. I'll upload some, though. Either tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. I just don't know what to record, though. I'm "practicing" the Grieg Concerto right now (I have a feeling I'm not really practicing, though, just sightreading it over and over again ::) [This is one of those pieces ::)])

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Re: Click Here if You Record Music
«Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 10:15:10 PM »


yes that's a tough one. I am sure you will conquer it though.

look forward to hearing you play,,  my husband has done a lot of audio work... he is also very inventive in his recording technique... as most are...  that's why I said that,  8)

that's a rare skill too--to be able to figure out how to solve audio issues with what you have on hand...

maybe you should look into it.. it's a cool job.

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Re: Click Here if You Record Music
«Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 11:06:24 AM »
I have a reasonable digital clavinova piano and not a very good computer so Midi was out of the question, I did have two headphone slots however so I have plugged a cable (one of those that usually goes from pc to monitor or speakers) and that runs from one headphone slot to the "mic" port on my laptop and then the other slot is for my own headphones so I can hear. Any free recording software can pic up the mic input, I use Audacity.

I guess if you had one headphone slot and a laptop near by you could just run your headphones through the laptop also to hear the piano.

This allows me to record directly into the laptop with no other noises at all, its' pretty much 100% quality in my opinion.

The only annoying part is if I wanted to video record at the same time I then have the hassle of syncing the audio and visual together so it looks authentic. movie maker is free and pretty good for that, it also allows me then to talk through my video recorder and still record a perfect piano audio and just bring them together.
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