Re: Live recording
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:12:28 -0400
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Live recording
On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 08:16:00AM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Thanks all of you who kindly provided response.
> What I want to do is recording live piano: I'd like to use two mics for that,
> one on the grave and the other one on the high notes. Besides, some times I
> will need to add human voice: this requires, in my idea, a third microphone...
> But even starting with two would be all right for now... Those recordings
> would not pretend to be professional, just home made for my personal tests, but
> stereo. I must say that the experiments I did with the above rude arrangement,
> i.e. two mics in common Y splitter, inserted into `mic' PC entry, are not so
Here are some good steps up in quality:
Use a good USB microphone array like the Blue Yeti
http://www.bluemic.com/products/yeti/ -- this has two
microphones inside and can typically produce much higher
quality recordings of voice and instruments than anything
plugged directly into your PC's mic port. These are typically
cheaper retail. This is the best value improvement.
Or you can go higher. Use a USB microphone receiver (also known as
a pre-amp/mixer) to connect normal music-quality microphones to your
computer. For $50 to $100*, you can get 1 to 4 good inputs. If you want
to make professional-sounding recordings, it's easier with something
* but you can spend incredible quantities of money on
microphones, and some people do.