#1
I have a non electric acoustic guitar an tired of recording with a cellphone.
I am looking for something a amateur can record with at home with just an acoustic an mic an have a little fun.Sound a little better than a cellphone.Thanks
Also my daughter is in chorus at school an will probably play around with it as well.Thanks
#2
Mono, stereo, or multitrack? Phone still can be an excellent option if you have the iphone and add a ext mic. I record with this a lot and get good results.

https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-iq6-professional-stereo-microphone-ios#specs
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Aug 27, 2015,
#3
I should have said i want a audio/video capability that i can upload to youtube. an not any multitrack.Just me playing simple acoustic songs that i can strum too..Nothing advanced at the moment anyway.
#4
Quote by Kapkrusdader
I should have said i want a audio/video capability that i can upload to youtube. an not any multitrack.Just me playing simple acoustic songs that i can strum too..Nothing advanced at the moment anyway.


Tons of choices. I still prefer iphone/ext mic due to its excellent editing capabilities. No iphone? Look a Zoom Q2 recorders:

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=zoom+q3hd+video+recorder&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=45306232907&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13741599160423610859&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_53npewt6h8_b
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Aug 27, 2015,
#5
depends on your future.

If someone would be wanting to get more into recording, and/or performing live, I'd get SM58 and an audio interface. SM58 would be a mic for singing into on a stage.

Otherwise, I'd get a USB condenser, or two, if you want to be real fancy. Recording in stereo will add something nice to your guitar recording, but you can also use the Haas effect to simulate a stereo signal.

A condenser will be more sensitive, and it will have a crisper high end. I think there are some branded "snowball" or something like that.

This would be closer to what they would record vocals with in a studio, rather than on a stage. It will sound nicer, but is really only good for home recording. Needs power also, so that's why you'd get it USB.

For video get a separate camera. You would probably want a video camera for that, but a regular camera might suffice. A DSLR would look great, but there is a limit to how long a single take can be, which I think is 15 minutes.

You could also record video with your phone, and audio with PC.

Syncing video and audio is easy. You just need to clap so that you easily see when the hands are closed flush. Then match that to the clap sound you hear. That's why they use those black and white clappers for movie takes. It's digitally time stamped now, but that what they are for.