Mountain Ocarinas Forum => The Recording Studio => Topic started by: BillT on March 25, 2011, 12:48:18 pm

Title: Dual Recorders
Post by: BillT on March 25, 2011, 12:48:18 pm
I recently purchased a Zoom H1 recorder for recording my wife's dulcimer playing. I so realized how good it recorded so I figured that I could use two recorders and align the tracks (using Audacity) to get two independently editable audio tracks. The Zoom 1 is a two track recorder but it merges the tracks. So by using 2 recorders I get two editable tracks. The nice thing about this is that I get a great sound, two recorders, the ability to place my mics almost anywhere for optimal capture and all for a $200.00 total outlay.

 I just ordered 2 MO and will be trying out this recording technique with them. Thought I would pass this on and see if anyone else has tried such.



Title: Re: Dual Recorders
Post by: ubizmo on March 25, 2011, 03:44:10 pm
I can see where this would be very handy for recording an ensemble and preserving the feeling of depth. How well does the Z1 record the sound of the ocarina?


Title: Re: Dual Recorders
Post by: BillT on March 25, 2011, 05:30:53 pm
Don't know as my MO have not yet arrived and also I have yet to learn how to play them. But I will be experimenting and will let you know how things are progressing. I do know that the H! does a terrific job on the guitar, penny whistle, and dulcimer. Attached is a sample I made of my son playing on the guitar. Recorded on 2 recorders and merged.


Title: Re: Dual Recorders
Post by: cameronhirsch on March 25, 2011, 06:30:04 pm
That sounded great, was he playing some Bon Jovi? I just recently got started on a poly G mountain ocarina and they are fairly easy to get used to. I do have experience with other instruments though.