minstrel: Home recording

Tim Connor timconnor2 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 20:59:07 PDT 2009


If you use a program like Audacity that has a noise elimination feature, you
can easily get rid of noise from the computer.  Audacity has its
limitations, but it's pretty good.

Tadhg

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Em CW <citywich at magma.ca> wrote:

> It's typically the hum, or buzz of the computer that gives the agro.
> If you can send it through some board and onto tape or somesuch, then back
> from twotrack to the PC you end up with a far cleaner product.
> Alternately, use a crtoid or hypercartoid mic and point the 'butt' of the
> mic at the PC
> ~ Bride
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: minstrel-bounces at pbm.com [mailto:minstrel-bounces at pbm.com] On Behalf
> Of Greg Lindahl
> Sent: 31 August 2009 20:32
> To: minstrel at pbm.com
> Subject: Re: minstrel: Home recording
>
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 08:33:16AM -0700, sca_bard at yahoo.com wrote:
>
> > My real question is: how important is the mic quality?
>
> Very, but, I've used an inexpensive "Optimus Unidirectional Dynamic
> Microphone" from Radio Shack to make some recordings which were pretty
> good -- little static and it doesn't sound "underwater". It's the
> style of mic you see singers singing into, although I'd bet most
> people pay a lot more than what this low-end one cost.
>
> It could be that you have an impedence mismatch with the one you're
> using.
>
> > How likely is it that the computer could be a problem?
>
> Not very.
>
> -- Gregory
>
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