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Any gear recommendations for recording live shows?

Ian Anderson

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I'm looking for the best recorder to record live shows for under $300

Is DAT or Minidisc still the best way or is there a good hd or memory card device out there?

Looking for somthing that is small and easy to use but wiht good sound.
 

covert

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Ian Anderson said:
I'm looking for the best recorder to record live shows for under $300

Is DAT or Minidisc still the best way or is there a good hd or memory card device out there?

Looking for somthing that is small and easy to use but wiht good sound.
Minidisc has never been the medium of choice.

Are you looking for releasable? Tapes for the band to check out their playing?
 

QuickDraw

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i see a lot of tapers with laptops and mp3 recorders, that said dat is still a good option. i have a Sony TCD-D7 for sale for $200, if you're interested, pm me.
 

Ian Anderson

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Mainly for taping concerts for personal use. Alot of bands are allowing that these days and I thought it might be fun to try out.

Thanks QuickDraw I'll keep that in mind if I decide to got hat route.
 

jokerjkny

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i saw these, which are very intriguing:





both dump to your computer at home via speedy quick USB2 for easy editing and compressing.

but to be honest, i've heard that many of these wee boxes are much more crash prone vs. a laptop.

so like QD, i took one of my stereo overhead mics, and simply bought a cheap Tascam US122 for $199 to add to my laptop. the US122 is bus powered (unlike alot of firewire break out boxes), has stable drivers, and and is super easy to use.

take a listen:

His Name - 500 person hall, mics positioned by the mixing desk
Danfro - small lounge show, mics on the front most table
 

Ian Anderson

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Thanks. Those look like exactly what I am looking for! The clips sound good especially the Danfro.
 

mrmojorisin

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Ian, I have the m-Audio microtrack. I am EXTREMELY happy with it. Its amazing how good it records with the T-stereo mic. One thing though: If you are going to be recording live shows at high SPL's, you need to get a battery box for it that boosts the voltage to the mic...increases headroom by 30 dB! Go to

www.soundprofessionals.com

and search on "microtrack" and you''ll see a bunch of accessories.

Carl
 




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