Recording Tips: Easy-to-use Recording equipment for rehearsals
Wowthanks for the HUGE response to my question re recording for
There is strong concensus for:
- the Sony Minidisc Recorder (numerous models listed). Almost everyone
suggested purchasing a quality stereo mic for input.
Other suggestions included:
- I'm not sure if you're a technical guy, and if you have a PDA or not,
but should you choose to purchase a PDA, look at the Pocket PC. I have
a Dell Axim X30 (www.dell.com), and it has been wonderful for this
Granted, a Pocket PC is in the $250-$500 range (depending on what you
buy), but if you're going to have one any, there is a great program
called NoteM which is freeware that records in low, medium, and high
baud rates in mp3 formats.
- I recommend that you take a look at the Marantz CDR-300 or SuperScope
PSD-300. (Superscope is Marantz's consumer line.) They're both
basically the same unit, except that the Superscope has a recording
drive and a playback drive. I've got three of the CDR-300 units (that's
what we use for our mail order recording service), and they work great
in this scenario. I use one of them on a weekly basis to record the
rehearsals for my professional choir. The nice thing about this unit is
that it has a built-in condensor mic that works great for this
application. Then, when you go on tour or want to record your concert,
you plug two high-end condensor mics directly into it and you're good to
go - phantom power and everything.