I received an email from a reader the other day suggesting that I write a post on how amateur recordists can make great quality recordings…on a budget. But when it comes to capturing audio at a recital, nightclub or family event, things have gotten a lot simpler AND better than decades ago. It had one head, no capstan and a cheap microphone but it was loads of fun and I recorded just about everything.
Luvvie and I host a podcast called Ratchet and The Geek. I do all of these on the side, for fun. So here is the list of recommended equipment, one link at a time:.
Do your ears perk up when you hear an interesting sound? Do you imagine how sounds combine, and how you can twist them? Do you notice how audio affects others?
Making music can be a great joy, not just for the player. Karl Hagstrom Miller examined the topic of amateur musicians in his paper The New Parlor Piano: Home Recording and the Return of the Amateur Musician, which points out that the majority of music-makers past and present have been amateurs. From the purchasers of sheet music to the guitarist who posts a cover version of The Boy with the Arab Strap on YouTubemusic-making provides pleasure for people with different skills and abilities.
I usually get pissed off when someone throws that excuse in my face. And great music is not determined by the equipment you use. Back inI had the pleasure of working with an artist from the Czech Republic.
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Making an album used to require signing a recording contract, securing a budget, hiring a producer, scheduling expensive studio time, and traveling to that location to record. Of course, things have changed, and thanks to technology, everyone can now record from home. But that doesn't mean everyone knows what they're doing or how best to do it when it comes to sound and design.
Here I have someone, probably a stranger, interested in what I do and I wave it off with a smile. Each dismissal is a missed opportunity to share my art with another person… which is in my mind the main purpose for why I choose this path in life; to share. Whether you are a professional, student, or amateur harpist, a decent recording setup is one of the most powerful tools for sharing that you can possess.
Sound recording and reproduction is an electricalmechanicalelectronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental musicor sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording. Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that senses changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and records them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record in which a stylus cuts grooves on a record.