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Cooper
17-10-09, 04:41 PM
I was wondering what you guys/gals use when recording yourself playing tunes? Do you use something like the Edirol R-09? http://www.amazon.com/Edirol-R-09-WAVE-Recorder-Black/dp/B000FPQFKO

I was thinking about getting myself something like that, right now all I have is the old school tape recorder that sounds like you're playing under water most of the time. Just interested in what all you guys are doing.

KatieMc
17-10-09, 06:30 PM
I usually use my laptop with Audacity, a free software found here http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Cooper
17-10-09, 08:05 PM
Thanks Katie! I'll definitely check it out when I get back home. Right now I'm deployed to Iraq and they're pretty strict on what we can view here at work. But that sounds really awesome! I need a better way to record myself playing.

Robbie.Crow
17-10-09, 08:13 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H2-Portable-Stereo-Recorder/dp/B000VBH2IG
all you'll ever need...

Cooper
17-10-09, 10:18 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H2-Portable-Stereo-Recorder/dp/B000VBH2IG
all you'll ever need...

Thanks Robbie. That price is definitely better than the 300 beans the other one would cost me...

Armorican
17-10-09, 11:30 PM
We record all our practices on one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-H4-Handy-Recorder/dp/B001A5QHBU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=officeproduct&qid=1255814896&sr=8-2, sometimes plugging in a couple of mics.

The quality is exceptional.

Cooper
18-10-09, 03:25 PM
Thanks! I really like the option that you can hook up different mics.

Daz Gregory
18-10-09, 05:02 PM
Right now I'm deployed to Iraq

All the best fella - Been there a few times myself.

Head down and a safe tour to you...:bgt:

Regards

Daz

Cooper
18-10-09, 05:11 PM
All the best fella - Been there a few times myself.

Head down and a safe tour to you...:bgt:

Regards

Daz

Yep, the good thing is you get a lot of time with the PC and you get to save up for more goodies when you get back! I'm in Balad, ever been there?

Daz Gregory
18-10-09, 05:25 PM
No - I've always been based down south in Basra...during the war I got up to Al Amara but that was the extent of our remit....strange place Al Amara ....giant Olympic Stadium there....but anyway this is about recording devices!!

UpstatePiper
20-10-09, 01:53 AM
The H2 makes great recordings. You are stuck with the built in microphones, but they are high quality. I use mine both for recording myself and for recording the band.

A nice feature of the H2 is that you can put it in your sporran and record your competition.

bagfrost
04-11-09, 10:50 PM
We use the Zoom H4 for almost everything we do...solo, drumming, full band (pipe band, celtic, rock), for practice and live shows... never been easier to record exactly what you want...

UpstatePiper
06-11-09, 05:09 PM
My wife and I are each using our H2 so often we've decided to get another. Instead of getting a second H2 though, I'm looking at the H4n. It has some really nice features, but it's a bit bigger than the H2.

Blue Scotty Girl
06-11-09, 05:40 PM
I've never recorded myself...waaay too scary a prospect! My teacher records onto my iphone though. Just PC. It works fine, very clear and instant playback.

bill murphy
07-11-09, 10:19 AM
now theres a great idea,dang why didnt i think of that:taz:

Blue Scotty Girl
07-11-09, 01:31 PM
now theres a great idea,dang why didnt i think of that:taz:

It's a godsend three days after the last lesson and the timing of that hornpipe has eluded me.

Mike Cole
09-11-09, 04:21 AM
My wife and I are each using our H2 so often we've decided to get another. Instead of getting a second H2 though, I'm looking at the H4n. It has some really nice features, but it's a bit bigger than the H2.

I really love the H4, the H2 is a good machine as well. I know Ken Eller uses an H2 to record band contests..the quality of the recordings speak for themselves. What I like about the Zoom recorders is their flexibility. You can record from mp3 to 96 kHz quality on a 32GB SD card....hours of recording, no problem. Recording with two additional external condenser mics is an option as well....four tracks is cool for band settings.
The new H4n is larger, but a much sturdier unit. The screen is a lot easier to read...I owned the H4 and upgraded to the H4n...love it!

I could go on, because there a lot available features on these units, but there are better reviews online.

http://reviews.cnet.com/voice-recorders/zoom-h4n/4505-11314_7-33483153.html

http://www.bradlinder.net/2009/03/zoom-h4n-review.html

weasclan
11-11-09, 06:32 PM
The H2 makes great recordings. You are stuck with the built in microphones, but they are high quality. I use mine both for recording myself and for recording the band.

A nice feature of the H2 is that you can put it in your sporran and record your competition.

I've got an H2 on my Christmas list. Looks like they are starting to come down in price here and there, I think. Or maybe just some refurbs starting to show up...

M