Adventures with the Microphone
For a while I have been the proud owner of a Tascam digital recorder, a DR100 Mk. 2 to be specific. A very useful device with remote control, two XLR microphone inputs and data storage on XD cards. A perfect front-end form y two AKG C1000 microphones that I purchased years ago. With a supply of rechargeable batteries you have plenty of time for recording.
I make my recordings on the attic and process the raw recordings with the computer. Processing usually includes a bit of cutting, the addition of a little bit of reverb and if necessary some level adjustment.
At times I work a lot with the device, but it has not become a routine yet. The results are – at least in my perception – far from stable, there is a lot of variation in the quality. That’s the reason why I want to practice recording in this season 2014/2015, because I guess that the same is true for recording as it is for public performances: Practice makes the Master.
Such a practicing adventure is a nice subject for a blog-like contribution to the DOS Amigos Homepage. A nice read-along for you and possibly you’ll learn something from it too!
In the table of contents below you will find a growing list of subjects of this story. Just pick one to read.
|Recording in the Past.||A game of tapes, cassettes and .wav files.||Read|
|Recording and Performance Stress.||Surprised? Yes, performance stress is there!||Read|
|A bit of Technology.||Recording room, microphones, sample rate etc.!||Read|
|Six Piéces Faciles.||Easy is not as simple as it seems.||Read|
|Christmas Carols from the Attic.||A longyear tradition on CD.||Read|
|Gerbe des Fleurs.||A little excursion to the Romantic Era.||Read|
|Two Tangos.||A struggle with self-judgement.||Read|
|Minutova Sola, first set.||Experiments with atmosphere in little pieces.||Read|
|Minutova Sola, second set.||The second set of miniatures by Stephan Rak.||Read|
|Minutova Sola, third set.||The third set, dances by Stephan Rak.||Read|
|At times it just does not work!||Wrong mood or wrong recording method?||Read|
|Ramillete by Jose Ferrer||New tuning and better results.||Read|