[audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

  • From: "Dang Manh Cuong" <dangmanhcuong@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 18:11:25 +0700

You can review one of this digital recording device from 
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/a-review-of-the-zoom-h2n-recorder/
HTH.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sean Paul 
  To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 5:50 PM
  Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels


  A Zoom is a small digital portible recording device.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Steve Schnelle 
    To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 06:37
    Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels


    Sorry for sounding dumb, but can anybody tell me what a Zoom is? Thanks a 
bunch.
    steve
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Sean Paul 
      To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:29 AM
      Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels


      Yes, I'd be interested in knowing the audio of the internal mics on the 
zoom as well. The couple people I know who have them & use them run them 
through mixers & use dynamic mics with their mixer setups.
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Lynn Cox 
        To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 09:21
        Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels


        Thanks Sean

         

        That was so very kind of you!

         

        I think I'll look at the IPhone suggest and I've heard that the 
internal mic is OK on the Zoom, I'm just setting it up today, so I'll be 
finding out! 

         

        Love

        Lynn

         

        Warmest 

        Lynn Cox

         

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        ACT Now!!!! 

         

        From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean Paul
        Sent: 09 May 2013 13:49
        To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

         

        Lynn:

        The research that I've done seems to indicate to me that the ATR-2100 
will not work with the Zoom H2. The USB on this device is not set up for using 
with a microphone.

          ----- Original Message ----- 

          From: Sean Paul 

          To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

          Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 08:34

          Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

           

          Lynn:

          The Audio Technica ATR-2100 mic will not work directly with the 
iDevices. However, you can purchase an addaptor from VeriCorder which will 
allow this to happen. These adapters get a little on the expensive side very 
quickly & come with a recording app which is worthless. If you should purchase 
one, use the built in recording memos app or purchase FiRe 2 which is a field 
recording app. If you're wanting to get the audio from around you. Meaning grab 
the ambiance from the area around you. Might I suggest just using the built in 
mic on the iDevice? As a news reporter, this is what I use most time in the 
field. I have found that the built in mics on the iDevices are great specially 
when you use FiRe 2 which will allow you to mix audio outside of apples 
compression parameters. One of the tricks of the trade which I use is to cram 
the iPhone down in an old unused sock. Yes, washed of course to act as a pop 
filter & help with wind noise if outdoors. However, I also use the iRig mic 
which can be found online as well as at some local Walmart stores. This mic 
runs anywhere from 50-65 US dollars depending on from where it is purchased. I 
also have great success using this mic for interviews as well. This mic is a 
condenser mic which has 3 different audio settings for getting the best 
sounding audio. This mic does plug directly in to the headphone jack of any 
iDevice & comes with a jack on the mic for plugging in a pair of headphones, 
ear buds, etc for monitoring the audio from it as well as the audio from the 
device such as voiceover, etc. Again, a good idea when using this mic as with 
any mic is to either use the old sock trick or purchase a pop filter specially 
when using a mic out of doors. As you can tell, I'm a big proponent of the 
iDevices as field recorders. I have given up expensive audio recorders in my 
news gathering & reporting in favor of just using the iDevices as a field 
recorder. However, having said that, I am currently interested in getting a 
Zoom just for messing with & recording with at times if needed. I can't speak 
on use of the 2100 with a Zoom as I do not currently have one, however, I'll do 
some research & let you know later this afternoon. I'd say we're probably 
drifting way off topic for this list. So, David, I'd like to apologize well in 
advance & ask that if anyone would care to continue this mic discussion that we 
do it off the list unless David says that it is fine to continue it on list. As 
I'm sure that you all can tell. I love mics, what makes them work & which ones 
of them work with what & in the best settings. I'm constantly doing research on 
mics & their operation & situation workings & when & where they work best in 
those situations. 

            ----- Original Message ----- 

            From: Lynn Cox 

            To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

            Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 07:58

            Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

             

            Hi All

             

            I've been subscribed to this list for a short while now, listening 
in!

             

            Is this mentioned Mic suitable for recording with eith Zoom HR2 or 
IPhone both environmental sounds and voice recordings whilst travelling. I know 
this sounds weird but I'm travelling for a year around the world nd I'll be 
recording both environments and interviews on my way!

             

            Any other cheap solutions too would be appreciated!

             

            Love

            Lynn

             

            Warmest 

            Lynn Cox

             

            Churchill Fellow 2013

            Project: Diving Into Darkness

            www.WCMT.org.uk

             

            Director

            Arts Coaching Training (ACT)

             

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            E: lynn.cox1@xxxxxxxxxx

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            Twitter: lynn_c_cox

             

            ACT Now!!!! 

             

            From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean Paul
            Sent: 09 May 2013 12:33
            To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
            Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

             

            Also Ron:

            Consider your mic when you're setting your audio levels. A 
Condenser mic, the type found in most computers, USB mics, etc. In my opinion 
need to have its audio set much louder than a  dynamic mic, tipicaly found in 
studio setups as you're tipically right up in a dynamic mic. Also, condenser 
mics will much more pic up background, around you noise than a dynamic mic 
will. So, you need to make sure that a condensers mic audio is set louder to 
drag your voice out of the around you, background noise. So, being right up in 
a dynamic mic will keep out background, around you noise. & you can set your 
audio levels a bit lower so that your voice doesn't overdrive the mic & clip 
the audio. For voice recording, I currently use an Audio Technica ATR-2100 mic. 
This mic is both a USB mic & an XLR mic. However, this unlike most tipical USB 
mics is a Dynamic mic. I like this mic for the fact that I can both use 
directly in to my computer as well as directly in to my mixer. I also like this 
mic as I can use using the camera kit directly connected with my iPad. Hope 
that this helps & wasn't either off topic for this list or over technical for 
this list.

              ----- Original Message ----- 

              From: Sean Paul 

              To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

              Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 07:15

              Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

               

              Ron:

              As pointed out here. This is a good podcasd, it may be a good 
idea to try to go back through some of Daniels content here & find some of his 
eps where he discusses audacity indepth.

                ----- Original Message ----- 

                From: Dang Manh Cuong 

                To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 06:24

                Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording levels

                 

                Ron

                Here is a podcast I've ever listened about microphone, and I 
think it would useful for you

                
http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap081-5-tips-to-sound-great-with-any-microphone/

                  ----- Original Message ----- 

                  From: Ron 

                  To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                  Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:47 PM

                  Subject: [audacity4blind] Recording levels

                   

                  Hi All.

                   

                  Once I've recorded something I always do a "normalise" to try 
to make the volume sound as normal as possible.

                   

                  Recently I have recorded  something where the volume is over 
all far too high.  Would a normalise actually fix this, or is there a way I can 
decrease the volume say by 5-10%.  My aim is to make all recordings the same 
level as, mp3 music or sound.

                   

                  Any help would be appreciated.

                   

                  Ron

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