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Old 07-01-2019, 02:55 PM   #11
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I should add that I have since re-recorded nearly all of my drone reed combinations with the H2n to replace the original recordings from my Pixel 2 phone.

Hearing the depth and detail of the H2n has really required I do this. I can actually pick out very subtle bass notes from these recordings especially if it's out of tune- things I have a hard time hearing even with the Etymotic musician ear plugs in. Also, reeds that appeared more subdued have been brought more to life with extra detail. Good stuff.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:16 PM   #12
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I bit the bullet and ordered a Zoom Q2N-4k today. I've been wanting to make a video of something I'm developing and the Blue Snowball mic wasn't cutting it. Windows Movie Maker has also been disappointing, lately, so hopefully this and a download of Davinci Resolve will get me where I want to be.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #13
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I bit the bullet and ordered a Zoom Q2N-4k today. I've been wanting to make a video of something I'm developing and the Blue Snowball mic wasn't cutting it. Windows Movie Maker has also been disappointing, lately, so hopefully this and a download of Davinci Resolve will get me where I want to be.
Let us know how it goes! I just figured out how to set up my H2n with my old iPad for tuning and recording. Zoom makes great devices.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:11 PM   #14
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Let us know how it goes! I just figured out how to set up my H2n with my old iPad for tuning and recording. Zoom makes great devices.
William McKenzie, here's the first test. I'll try it on border pipes and highland pipes tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the train whistles in the background. ;)

https://youtu.be/6yeTXaq3xNA
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William McKenzie, here's the first test. I'll try it on border pipes and highland pipes tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the train whistles in the background. ;)

https://youtu.be/6yeTXaq3xNA
That was fantastic! Thanks a ton for sharing this. Those pipes have a great envelope to them, looking forward to the other recordings.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:35 PM   #16
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Tested out the border pipe, today with a quick video. The mic is about four feet from me. Maybe I'll do the highland pipes tomorrow. https://youtu.be/1tiajAQCk0k
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:54 PM   #17
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Test #3 of the Zoom Q2N, finally getting around to making a video of the highland pipes instead of border or smallpipes. I'm not in a studio, just the living room, but it still picks up pretty well.
All in all, for under $200, I like the Zoom with just a couple of caveats.
1. It eats batteries at light speed! Two double A batteries gets you under two hours of recording time.
Best off to pick up a rechargeable USB battery of at least 7800mah (milliamp hours) if you're on the go, or patch it into your computer.
2. The lens fisheyes a bit. I'm more concerned with sound than picture, so not a big problem. Along those lines, if you're using a Windows Movie Maker program, remember to save the video as high def audio or it will compress and garble the sound. Youtube does enough of that already.

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Old 07-23-2019, 04:28 PM   #18
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Cell phones are hit or miss. My previous phones (Galaxy S6 and S7) sufered a bit from crappy microphones that couldn't handle the high volume of recording pipes (be it a solor, band, or stage event like the red hot chili pipers).

My Galaxy S9-- WONDERFUL microphone. I've made some incredible recordings.

I know you were looking for a cheap device... I can't recommend anything from experiene, but was just commenting on the phone microphone angle. Not all of them are crap. Many are excellent.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:10 PM   #19
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Lately I've been recording practice sessions with iRecorder on my iPhone 7. Took a few tries to get the mic placement right so it didn't clip. Nothing special, but it works better than I expected.

https://soundcloud.com/channing-dods...dthe-sheepwife

For most of my home recording with SSP, flute, and UP, I use a Blue Snowball Ice mic hooked up to my laptop. I haven't tried it with GHB yet, but maybe I'll see how it goes later this week.
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