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recording a classical trumpet

Discussion in 'Brass' started by trumpetman, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. trumpetman

    trumpetman Guest

    Well not much money , hah.

    This is my first post here. I am a classical trumpet player that needs to record practice sessions, rehearsals, and recitals.

    I already own a Zoom H4 that I use for practice and the internal mics do the job pretty well for practicing. But I want something that will sound a little better for demo CDs and recording a recital (usually just trumpet and piano on stage.) So I would like stereo for the recitals, even though mono would work for just trumpet.

    I have read that the preamp in the h4 is pretty noisy. So I need to get a preamp and some mics.

    My budget is around $500 (yeah, yeah I know its not much)

    Any suggestions?
  2. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Maybe a Presonus Firepod + AT2020 - On eBay that's $400. Then you could get an ever-useful SM57. That's 100 bucks there. Of course cords for the microphones are a little more money. But other than that do you have software to record with?
  3. trumpetman

    trumpetman Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    Do I really need the Firepod since I already have the Zoom H4? Wouldnt I need just a basic preamp? I don't really need 8 inputs.

    I know these could be horrible, but something more like this? http://www.zzounds.com/item--ARTTMPPS

    A pair of those and then spend like $400 on mics. Thoughts???

    The Zoom preamp doesn't have a smooth frequency response, and thats all I really want out of a preamp. I can do the EQ in sound forge, but want a smooth natural sound going in first.
  4. casper

    casper Guest

    Sarnz recommendation is good. It would allow you to place more mics. If you just want stereo recording you could look at the Presonus firebox or inspire. for mics look at a matched stereo pair. Samson C02 not bad

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