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    Sylvia
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    I sometimes record when I go out to play I’ve always used cassettes, but I can’t load anything from there. I know digital voice recorders don’t work for music, so I’m wondering if anyone has used one designed for music.

    #112943

    Would this be considered a field recorder? I was looking into getting one too. I don’t know too much about them but I do want something I could take out (away from my computer) and record. Right now I have a USB mic to record directly to my computer.
    Advice anyone!?

    #112944
    Donna O
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    Sylvia, I currently use a digital voice recorder (Olympus) to record all of my lessons. I then upload to my computer into Windows media and work from there. I have fairly decent speakers on my computer so the sound quality is fine for my needs. I am also able to transfer the files to my tablet as well. I’m not sure what you are using the recording for.

    #112945
    Sylvia
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    I want to get some sound clips….like those used on a web site.

    #112946
    Gretchen Cover
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    Sylvia,

    You may want to go to http://www.sweetwater.com and talk to a rep. They specialize in recording devices. I just talked to a Sweetwater rep the other day and he said the Tascam DR-05 is the easiest recorder to use. BTW, there was a thread on this before and several harpists said they like the Zoom recorders. I tried recording devices laying around the house; cassette recorder and a small digital and mini-cassette voice recorder. None could record the harp.

    #112947
    Sylvia
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    I found the Tascam one online and was just wondering about it. So it actually works to record live music, and then you can load it into your computer?

    #112948

    I’ve got a Zoom H1 http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/h1/ which is excellent and has a really good sound quality. Amazon sell them for around $100. I got an accessories pack for mine as well with a case, mini tripod and some other bits and pieces.

    #112949
    Sylvia
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    I found the Tasman DR-05 listed at Guitar center for $99. Has anyone used one?

    #112950
    Philippa mcauliffe
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    Of all the things that I have tried to record with in the house (phones, cameras, video cameras, ipad etc) the one that gives the best results is a Sony ICD (now superceded by some other model) digital voice recorder. It claimed to give CD quality recordings and it does.

    #112951
    Sylvia
    Participant

    Christie, does the Zoom H1 give you any hiss sound when you record?
    Could you post a sound sample here, please? Thank you.

    #112952
    Sylvia
    Participant

    Also Christie, do you use an external mic or the one inside the Zoom?

    #112953
    Sylvia
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    I guess we lost Christie.
    I talked to a guy at the Guitar Center and told him I needed to record harp. He said he has a friend who plays mariachi harp (they aren’t as big as concert harps, but they put out quite a bit of sound). I asked him what he’d use if he recorded his friend playing. He said the Tascam DR-40. So, on Monday, I’m off to go get one…they are about $200. Anyone familiar with them?

    #112954
    jessica-yuen
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    I use a Roland CD 2 machine. If you are not good with computer, this is the best. It can record on SD card or directly on CD or it can be burn multiple copies. I use the internal mic to record my playing and my students playing and lesson and it’s like studio quality. If you use actual mic, it’s even better. Give it a try.

    #112955

    Hi

    You didn’t lost me but it was the weekend and I went away! I have done 3 little sound clips as tests. One is 50cm in front of the harp, 2 is 3m in front of the harp (complete with a couple of dog woofs!) and 3 is 20cm behind the soundbox. I used the same music in each for comparison. This used the internal mic on the Zoom and it was standing on the small tripod that comes in the accessories pack.

    #112956

    Clip 2

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