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Title: Field recording equipment
Post by: rintrah on March 26, 2017, 06:47:25 AM
In your experience, what works best for field recordings? I did some awhile back on a digital recording device, but it sounded too muffled. Wasn't what I was going for.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Force Neurotic on March 30, 2017, 08:40:43 PM
Sony handheld tape recorder/player. A digital device, even a good enough cell phone, will work if you EQ the recording when transferring it to tape. Placement of recording device is everything.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on March 31, 2017, 03:49:21 PM
Depends on what you want. I've used a digital video camera, a basic tape recorder and the Zoom H1, all to different effect. Personally I prefer whatever's smallest and easiest.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: rintrah on April 07, 2017, 03:52:54 AM
Thanks for the info/recommendations.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on May 22, 2017, 11:00:59 AM
I have posted some little example of the new Koma Field System, which I gladly crowdfunded.

Tis is just a starter, but it is pretty complete

will post video after the week end

https://soundcloud.com/elettronicaradicale/sets/ere-sound-lab-vol-1-koma-field


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Bleak Existence on May 22, 2017, 01:24:01 PM
interesting


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: online prowler on May 22, 2017, 01:50:50 PM
Koma Field System

Interesting device. Thanx for the share.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on May 22, 2017, 04:25:24 PM
I have posted some little example of the new Koma Field System, which I gladly crowdfunded.

Tis is just a starter, but it is pretty complete

will post video after the week end

https://soundcloud.com/elettronicaradicale/sets/ere-sound-lab-vol-1-koma-field

How is the Rainger fuzz?


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on May 22, 2017, 04:28:41 PM
devastating.
nice patterns, crude sound, often completely loose control, but once tamed is a beast.
it is a bit pricey, but I got it with promo price and it is money well spent

I am getting also the small version for bass


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on May 22, 2017, 11:28:45 PM
NIIIIIICE. Thanks for the feedback, har har har.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on May 22, 2017, 11:45:14 PM
will try to post demo next week.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on May 23, 2017, 01:00:52 AM
Sweet! And the KOMA FS sounds great on your samples.


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on May 23, 2017, 08:43:10 AM
Thanks!
it was just an out-of-the-box test, but the extended version will be used as backing track for next C031.
Love to work with the servomotor, so It won't be as akward as using vibrators as I have been doing for the past few years.



Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on May 23, 2017, 02:46:38 PM
I'm not sure I get everything it can do since it seems to be a device whose functions only make sense once you start experimenting with them but it sure looks and seem killer. 



Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Force Neurotic on May 23, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
Love to work with the servomotor, so It won't be as akward as using vibrators as I have been doing for the past few years.

In all seriousness, haha, you mean...vibrator as in...?

Is the reverb natural (not including the echo) in the 3rd recording?


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on May 25, 2017, 12:19:09 AM
hallo


>>>Love to work with the servomotor, so It won't be as akward as using vibrators as I have been doing for the past few years.

In all seriousness, haha, you mean...vibrator as in...?


yep. multi-speed vibrators are great to work with junk metal, springs, etc.
same concept of the servomotor, but easier to manage. I buy cheap ones from red-light district vending machines, and destroy them.
still have a big one bought in Paris many years ago.
live-wise, I always put a small one connected to metallic part and effects and leave them be for the whole gig.


>>>Is the reverb natural (not including the echo) in the 3rd recording?

yep, result of the springs

will record more complex stuff tomorrow and try to post a video. I have several weird spring based instruments that are perfect for this use



Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Force Neurotic on May 29, 2017, 07:31:48 PM
yep. multi-speed vibrators are great to work with junk metal, springs, etc.
same concept of the servomotor, but easier to manage. I buy cheap ones from red-light district vending machines, and destroy them.
still have a big one bought in Paris many years ago.
live-wise, I always put a small one connected to metallic part and effects and leave them be for the whole gig.

I am pleased


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: tiny_tove on June 08, 2017, 04:08:20 PM
second test

https://wertham.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/ere-sound-lab-koma-field-kit-test-2-solenoid-resort-o-phone-01-06-2017/

this stuff will be used for next caligula works


Title: Re: Field recording equipment
Post by: Cementimental on June 08, 2017, 05:10:15 PM
Got the Zoom H1 recently, so far it seems really good; properly portable size, good sound, extremely foolproof and easy operation with all controls physical rather than menu-diving, seems to be able do deal with gig-level volumes OK, and has decently fast startup time which I find really important for field recordings. Also has a powered plug input for binaural/spy headphone mics which is one reason I got it :)

I got some cheap-ish windshield for it which works in normal use but doesn't totally cut wind rumble in stormy coastal situations