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YouTube Demos Mac easiest method?

DrJamie

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I'm using iMovie, but of course the internal mic is easily overdriven. Should I use an interface like Apogee 1/2, or just record the darn demo with a Zoom HD recorder and load it onto my Mac? I'm still using a stand alone Zoom 8 track for recording song demos, so I'm in the stone age still. Thanks.
 

Scott Whigham

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I think a lot of just depends on your "standards" - if the Zoom HD makes a great sound to your ears, that's what you need. If not, maybe upgrade to an interface + mics.

It's hard to say, really - or at least I find it difficult to give out advice with just a little bit of info given to me. Point us to some videos that have a sound you like and maybe we can offer more specific advice.
 

DrJamie

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Very little volume on an electric guitar/amp demo will overdrive the internal mic. All I'm looking to do is something similar to many of the other demos out there. Most I assume are done with some sort of audio interface, with iMovie.
 

samtheman

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I'm using iMovie, but of course the internal mic is easily overdriven. Should I use an interface like Apogee 1/2, or just record the darn demo with a Zoom HD recorder and load it onto my Mac? I'm still using a stand alone Zoom 8 track for recording song demos, so I'm in the stone age still. Thanks.

If you use only Zoom Q3HD, use *low* recording mode, no high or auto, then normalize audio track in iMovie....

Zoom Q3HD can handle lots of db´s..

/sam
 

FFTT

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The easy way to prepare clips for youtube is to upload directly
from your camera and then right click to "Open With" Quicktime.

Save the clip and you'll have a .mov (Quicktime Movie) to upload.

If you want to reduce the file size, you can open the .mov file with
iTunes then go to the advanced menu (upper left) and save the Quicktime
Movie in a smaller iPod iPhone version or AAC version.

I'm just getting started learning to use my interface into iMovie
and it's quite a powerful program.
 
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