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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1029

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How do you record yourself?

What equipment is needed to record yourself so that you can hear your mistakes & improve your technique?
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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1032

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The simpler the better. Anything you don't have to hassle much with will be apt to get you doing it more. Maybe you already have something on hand like a phone or tablet that takes recordings? I usually use a zoom Q3 video camera. I bet you'll get lots of good suggestions from others on this too.
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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1034

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If you just want to do sound, probably a cheap mic is all you need. Most computers will have basic recording software installed. A windows machine (though I don't have the newer version) should have "Sound Recorder" in the "Accessories" section. You can get a USB mic or some computers may have a small audio input jack. With Sound Recorder, you just click a button to start recording and click a button to stop. Couldn't be easier.

For video, as Marcy alluded to, most cameras (not to mention phones and darn near everythig else) can record you. People sometimes don't even know that their cheap digital still cameras can do video.
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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1035

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Ha, I tried with my laptop but that gave very low quality sound.

I didn't think to try my camera, which of course records video. :blush:

Thanks for pointing out my stupidity. :lol:
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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1086

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I've only filmed myself once or twice, using my phone. The sound quality was pretty bad, but I honestly couldn't say if that was indicative of my lack of playing skill, the room acoustics, or something inherent with the phone (such as auto level recording balance or normalising).

I guess you should try the cheapest options first, then escalate the tech as you see fit...
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How do you record yourself? 2 years 2 weeks ago #1091

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Yes, I will try using my camera when I think it reasonable time to try recording.
(I'm still at the stage of getting my embouchure right & trying to hit the right holes.)

My 'playing' is very 'laboured' just now, but I'm thinking it will show me if I'm improving, (or not).
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