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  1. Hi Steve, Your YouTube videos are excellently done and entertaining -- nice tips on making them. You even got two likes from me! Thanks! Moshe
  2. @Bob: Great post, lots of practical information. Searching for PC alternatives to iTrack Solo found several software product, although the reviews admitted they were not as visually elegant as iTrack Solo. Such an application would enable me to record duets with myself. A big thanks, Moshe
  3. Hi Gary, I think is what RatFace was suggesting above -- great minds think alike! Thanks, Moshe
  4. Hi Don, Very interesting alternative! Although it would incur a cost, it would certainly solve many technical issues. I don't flatter myself that I"m on a professional level, but the idea is an excellent one. Many thanks! Moshe
  5. @Bullethead: I thank you for the encouragement! I think you guys on this web site are doing wonderful work and I'd like to be part of it. Your post is chock-full of great points, specifically re videoing -- many thanks. Moshe
  6. Hi Dave, Many thanks for the interesting response that one can get satisfactory results with inexpensive equipment. I have used Audacity in the past so I'm cool with that. I am curious: do you feel you need a mike pre-amp? Thanks, Moshe
  7. @Jim: Many thanks for your prompt reply. I'm a tyro when it comes to sound engineering, but your suggestion of the Zoom H4n, coupled with RatFace's delightful post, has opened a new world for me. Searching the web for a list of affordable and quality audio recorders found me this page on WireRealm.com, with the Zoom H4n getting hearty accolades. And thanks for the other suggestions, they'll certainly come in handy. @RatFace: As I wrote to Jim, I found your post delightful. The idea of front-back versus left-right makes sense to me -- someone sitting to the left of a concertina player will get louder left-side notes than right-side ones. The photograph says it all, and adds information to boot: I see you have sound absorbing cushions behind each mike, presumably to prevent back echos (remember, I'm a sound recording tyro, so I might have the lingo wrong ). There are two devices on the floor in front of your fire place: what are they, and what are their functions? Many thanks to you both, Moshe
  8. Hi, I'm a former student of Boris Matusewitch, having studied with him from 1969-1971. Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing all the music I had received from Boris, supplemented by a large repertoire of classical music for violin. I've played for family, friends, colleagues at work, and public events and remember fondly the days when I played 1st and 2nd violin in string ensemble groups. Today I would like to record many of the pieces I play, classical and popular, as audio and/or video files, to supplement the number of English Concertina classical music recordings on the web. Can anyone give me tips and recommendations on the best way to do this? I have an MS Windows computer, so my tools are currently limited to that operating system. Here are some questions: To get the best quality recording, can I use the default music recorder application that comes with Windows, or should I be using some other software? What is the best way to record a video of me playing the concertina? Is doing it at home sufficient, or is it best to do it in a hall that resonates? What is the best backdrop to reduce visual "noise"? I'd like to offer the listener a copy of the music being played. Where is the best place on the web to store an image or PDF of the piece being played? Where should I upload audios / videos to? concertina.net? YouTube? An online audio distribution web site like soundcloud.com? Has this question been answered anywhere else in this forum? Can you think of any other practical tips? I'd really appreciate hearing practical tips and tricks from readers -- many thanks in advance! Moshe Rubin Jerusalem, Israel
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