September 17, 2017
A new addition to my videos! I recorded “Never On A Sunday” for a couple of reasons, first, it is very easy to play, so I could concentrate more on other facets than the music… and there were several other things to concentrate on.
First, I wanted to use all the tips that I discuss in my other article. So, knowing that, one has the idea that I recorded this video with one low-end camera (My Vixia HF R70), that I used the suggested video editing “tricks” and that I used my custom cable that let me record directly out from the output of the BK7m, straight in to the video camera (without any sound modification!). I think it all came out pretty darn good, proving that one does not need expensive hardware and a complex setup to record a pretty good quality sound!
Here is the video:
What I liked that was different was that when recording in this fashion, external sounds were not captured, which was great. The TV was on upstairs, my windows open with the neighbor cutting his grass within 15 feet of my window and nothing entered on to the recording. Granted, this is all due to having a digital accordion, but it is a great to be aware of! The challenging part is if you want to add vocals, you will need something like a mixer and add a microphone to be able to do so, of course.
Now that I know this simple way works well and can be done, I will add more complexity, more equipment and along with that, more work, especially if you are just one person, so I have all kinds of challenges to overcome in that department… but isn’t that all part of the fun? That just might be a great idea for my next blog post. You’ll have to come back and see whether or not I make that happen! 🙂
So what is the setup? Well, here is a small video that shows and explains it a bit: