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rythmpyg
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Feb 12th, 2019 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a friend who wants me to play bass to his original material. He has few, if any recordings of it.

I'm fairly inadequate technologically speaking.

What device could I purchase to record him playing his material on guitar.

I would like to play it on my bluetooth speaker at home to learn and rehearse on my own time. I guess if I could dump it to my laptop w/o too much effort, I could deal with that.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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Feb 12th, 2019 09:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Does he have a cell phone to record himself? Can you use your cell phone voice recorder app?

If no cell phone, what is your budget for such a device?

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Feb 12th, 2019 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you just need a stereo recorder, something like this Tascam DR-05 works great. This is an older model. I paid under $100 for mine. Built in mics. They can record .mp3 at various bitrates and I think .wav files. Auto or manual record levels. built in limiter if needed. There may be newer models out by now. Zoom and some other manufacturers have similar devices.

These have USB connectors on them. You can simply plug them into a computer and they connect up like a USB thumb drive. You can easily copy recorded files over to your compputer.

Edit: you can also plug in an external mic and can plug the recorder into an analog amp/bluetooth speaker.

Tascam DR-05

(This message was last edited by themaestro at 11:34 PM, Feb 12th, 2019)

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Feb 13th, 2019 07:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Smart phone app such as WavePad should be adequate for recording rough ideas.

rythmpyg
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Feb 13th, 2019 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Smartphones we do have, but are they capable of doing a couple hours of recording?



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Feb 13th, 2019 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

That Tascam seems more than capable, and not a budget buster.

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Feb 13th, 2019 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had a couple of stand alone recorders but I kept forgetting/ losing them.

Not sure if WavePad would handle two hours continuous recording, but it would probably depend on your phones memory. I usually record each song separately (if I remember to press the “record” button.

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Feb 13th, 2019 10:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I would go outside the phone for that long of a recording.

I have the aforementioned Tascam DR-05 here. It's great for field recording. Get a nice big memory card for it and you'll be all set. Also be sure to get the Don King wind sock for it.

Don King

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Feb 13th, 2019 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Clearly the appropriate wind sock. Thanks guys, looks like I can get one priced really well.

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Feb 14th, 2019 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use a Zoom H6. But there are cheaper models.

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Mar 16th, 2019 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I use a Zoom H6. But there are cheaper models."

The Zoom H1n would do what you need and more, plus not break the bank. Simple to use and transfer to your computer too.

I've not used the H1 but they get good reviews. I do have a Zoom R-8 and used to own a MRS-4. Zoom is definitely good gear.

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After looking more at the H1, I think I need to get for myself!

Dang! I hate it when the FDP makes me part with my dough!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 08:01 PM, Mar 16th, 2019)

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Mar 19th, 2019 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

What is the format of the stuff you want to rehearse with? WAV, MP3, etc? There are some pretty cheap DAW's that you could actually just import the songs to, not too nerdy either.

Do you have a computer interface like a focusrite?

Is this discussion over? LOL. I am doing some resurrecting of old stuff that is on OLD devices that with a few cables and patience I have been able to import songs back into the software I am using to add tracks to or just practice with.



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Mar 22nd, 2019 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Don King wind sock"

We always called wind muffs a "dead cat."

I think I'll switch!

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