Best way to record me playing bass?
Hello. i'm new to this site so i'm sorry if i do or say something wrong. but i was just wondering what would be the best way for me to video record me playing bass? right now iv'e just been using my camera on my iphone and its actually worked out okay. but the sound is still really weird so like is there any kind of camera or way i can record me playing and have it come through clear. im not trying to record covers i just want something that i can use to record me playing playing my own music straight in to a camera because my computer is really crappy so i don't what to have to deal with putting any recording software or anything like that on it to do it. i just want some suggestions to some cameras or tips on things i can do to my tone or volume that will make my videos sound a bit more clear.
First off welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry about doing anything wrong here, when you consider some of the stuff that shows up! Ha ha!
To answer your question:
I haven't tried recording a video of me playing yet, but I would imagine an actual video camera instead of your cell phone and some audio recording software with an interface (usually comes with the recording software), and a microphone, would be a good place to start. I'm not saying this to be an A-Hole, just that's what I would look at if I wanted to tackle your project.
For around $150 you can get a 2 channel interface with recording software and just use a direct out from your amp, or simply plug your bass into the interface and you're good to go.
Anyway, I hope this helps to answer your question.
Use a video camera and run the video signal into the video imput of a VCR if you still have one. Run your direct signal from your bass into a mixer and then out to the audio imput on the VCR. Adjust the sound to what you like and do a couple test recordings making sure you dont mix too hot and also to make sure the mix is right. On a VCR you can record 2, sometimes 4, and up to 8 hours. Hit record and just forget it's on. Aftert a couple hours of recording you can then listen back to your playing to see how you actually sound. This can help you improve as a player and also learn a bit about recording. Just ignore that it's recording and dont apply any pressure to yourself just because a little red light is on that says REC.
I know it's all old school tech and complicated but thats I how I still do it. I have a DVD player that records so after I am satisfyed with my performance I playback the VCR tape into the DVD recorder and then upload the DVD to my computer and then on to youtube.
Alright thanks Raymeous and 4001. I'm going to look into trying both of your guys ideas. Hopefully ill find the best way for me to do this. Thanks again for the support. I cant wait to start doing some better recording. :)
Check out the Zoom Q3HD audio video recorder. It has great sound and good quality video, much better than a cellphone. I have one and love it. I've recorded concerts and videos of just me playing my bass. You can also go direct via the line in, which is what I usually do for the bass videos. They're a great tool for critiquing your playing.
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