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Comment by Ted Crocker on March 16, 2011 at 3:22pm

Today only - Wed March 16 

Similar to what Joker posted

Tascam  DR-03  $59.99  free shipping


Comment by Joker on March 16, 2011 at 5:04am
Yes you can plug mics into the tascam, only an 1/8" input though.  I have experimented with plugging in an output from a mixer and it seems o work well.  I am not sure of my max recording time on the flip, I know on the tascam it depends on the file quality.  At 320 mbps mp3 i have around 2 1/2 hours.   
Comment by Ted Crocker on March 15, 2011 at 8:39pm

Wow Joker, that's a nice, portable setup you have there.  Can you plug mics into the Tascam if you wanted?  What kind of recording time on it and on the Flip?

I got a real chuckle picturing you recording in the car.  thanks for posting!

Comment by Joker on March 15, 2011 at 4:50pm
Comment by Joker on March 13, 2011 at 4:59pm
Wade, I record the vid and the audio at the sama time. Using the flip camera for the vid and the tascam for the audio. I then import those onto Microsoft movie maker, which allows you to layer mp3 audio files over your vid. So I simply line up the sound waves and turn down the camera mic audio. Then I am left with the vid and high quality stereo after I export. Of you use a PC, you should have movie maker on it. I still use an HP with windows XP. Movie maker came standard with it.
Comment by Wade on March 13, 2011 at 10:01am

That's great Joker. I'm impressed with my Flip cameras' sound but would like to do something similar what you are doing with the Tascam for more flexibility to mix audio. How did you sync the audio to the vid?


Comment by Joker on March 13, 2011 at 8:09am

Hey fellow clubhousers!  Ted asked me to post some tips about how I record.  

I will post different techniques over the next couple of days.

My family lives on  a tight budget, so the techniques I use are great for those trying to get the best bang for your buck.  I will start with most recent and easiest to use purchase, the Tascam DR-07. 

The DR-07 is a hand held digital recorder with built in stereo condensor mics.  It will record in WAV or MP3 format with settings for low quality for maximum space all the way to high cd quality.

I bought it on sale at guitar center for $100 (which is a steal) in order to record audio in conjuction with my little memorex flip camera, so I could have higher quality audio to  mix with the vid.  

Here was the first test recording and mixing with video.  I played this song live through my amp on the cbg and vocals through the PA at low volumes (I have to keep it that way at home to remain friends with the neighbors).  There is no  amplification on the bass drum


I recorded this at 320kbps at 44.1k sample rate mp3.  I then took the audio and mixed it with the vid in Microsoft Movie Maker.

Comment by Ted Crocker on October 21, 2010 at 9:34pm
SANDDRAGGIN, the link didn't work. It's best to start a new discussion called Bad Moon Rising and then you can upload the file so we can download it.
Comment by Craig Cox on October 17, 2010 at 11:12pm
nevermind, I got it!
Comment by Craig Cox on October 17, 2010 at 10:35pm
so I bought a "lightsnake" 1/4" to usb cable, and can now record in garageband. anyone know how to export a track so I can upload it to this site?

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