I’d like to start recording some videos of my mandolin learning journey and I’m wondering if the forum-verse has any suggestions on set up. I know that recording straight through my phone or computer mic will more than likely give a lot of background noise. any suggestions? mic vs. pickup? Apps/programs?
I got a Yeti USB mic and love it. A lot less hassle than a standard mic and preamp, then converting to digital.
Are you running Windows or Mac?
well… i’d like to record to my iPhone if possible. If not, I would be running windows
I use a Samson C03U USB Condenser Mic and a Logitech Webcam with the webcam mic disabled on my PC
There are less expensive condenser mic’s that would do a good job. The Yeti USB would work on a Windows PC
In that case you’ll want something like this.
IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio digital studio microphone for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TY2X18S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jUqMEbF7SWDYX
I have no experience with it, so if you buy it, I’ll be awaiting your review.
I picked up an iRig voice at a yard sale last year, and I’ve been using that to record my instruments into GarageBand. It probably doesn’t work as well as the instrument mic, but it was like 3 bucks so I’m happy with it.
I have a behringer c-1u mic that has a USB cable. It plugs straight into my laptop and I’ve also got an adapter USB-to-Type C and can plug it into my tablet or phone. It is simple and works. For video I record with my tablet camera- it’s easier to frame up than the phone. My tablet is a Samsung Tab S6 running Andtoid. If you can still see the videos from the Will The Circle… contest I recorded mine on the tablet but not using the behringer mic.
Thanks Stephen! Can you link that thread?
If you don’t need professional quality recordings then any decent smartphone should work
Nate - here ya go!