Mudcat Café message #2014361 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99140   Message #2014361
Posted By: wysiwyg
02-Apr-07 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: Field Recording... Yourself
Subject: RE: Field Recording... Yourself
Lately I have been field-recording not myself, but some of the Lenten church services, and two funeral services that were held in a local funeral home (which Hardi conducted). It's remarkable how little time it takes to make provision for this, how much easier it is than using cassette tape, how much of the total event it captures, and how easily and briefly the material can be clipped into segments for short tracks. I used to act as a consultant to churches on cassette ministry-- with this tiny little MP3 player/voice recorder and my PC, I'm capturing and processing all the same range of events at roughly the same sound quality, for a fraction of the equipment, toting of equipment, and setup fuss. It's all so unobtrusive, too! I'm using a simple black portable music stand as a lightweight recorder stand.