Need help with recording outdoors

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Haritik, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Haritik

    Haritik Active Member

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    Hey there. I was looking for a place where I could ask this, and I guess I've finally found one.

    I'm actually thinking of making a youtube channel for acoustic guitar covers. But there's one problem, I'll have to record outdoors, because for some weird reasons I cannot do it at home. The thing is, I know places wheres its quieter than anywhere else. But the problem is, outdoors won't provide me power supply for my microphone.

    I'm yet to buy a microphone though. I'm thinking of using my laptop for recording. I went to this store to check out some microphones. I tried connecting a dynamic mic [around 30USD or 1800 INR] to my laptop using the 3.5mm jack to the inbuilt audio card, but it couldn't catch my voice from a distance more than 15 cm.

    I haven't tried a condenser mic, because it'd need a phantom power supply, which won't be possible. I can also buy a mic which has inbuilt power[using batteries]. But I'm not sure how well does it work. It's like 40 USD.[2500 INR]

    What can I do? I'm clueless. For acoustic covers, I need to place the mic atleast a feet[12 inches or 30 centimeters] away from me. The dynamic microphone did nothing good for me. Should I go for a condenser? If yes, will it catch the voice as good as I want it to? Remember its the one without the phantom power.

    Or if I buy mic like the BM 8000, can it be used for recording without phantom power?

    Thanks for reading. Your replies will be highly appreciated.
    Cheers!
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Welcome,

    I'm unfamiliar with all the options available for low end (consumer) recording however it sounds like you would be just as well off using an iphone (or good quality mobile device) until you can actually acquire professional recording equipment.

    That being said, I've used a RODE Podcaster for recording direct into a laptop and it works okay.
     
  3. Haritik

    Haritik Active Member

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    Hey there, thanks for the answer. You mentioned recording with iphone or other phones. How am I supposed to do that?
     
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    audiokid Chris Staff

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  5. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

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    How about a portable recorder from Zoom, Tascam or similar? I have a Zoom H5 with a built in condenser stereo pair that would probably do the trick. You could turn it sideways and get some separation between guitar and vocal and mix them later.

    A USB condenser mic might also be a good option.
     
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