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#1514779 - 09/14/10 08:15 AM Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording
xguypiano Offline
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Registered: 11/14/09
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Hi , i would like to do some recording on my piano, as a practice for my piano exam

Its a video recording , and the external microphone will be connected to the Canon EOS 550D, for a better sound than the internal recorder itself.

This internal microphone should have a 3.5mm jack , and my budget is between $40 to $50. Any microphone to recommend? Thanks.

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#1514789 - 09/14/10 08:44 AM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: xguypiano]
ferenc_liszt Offline
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Registered: 07/03/09
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Loc: Europe
Think that sound quality depends on device which record not of microphone?

#1514794 - 09/14/10 08:52 AM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: ferenc_liszt]
xguypiano Offline
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I would require a microphone that is of reasonable quality, of course i am assuming that the quality of the microphone is pegged to the price of it.

#1514962 - 09/14/10 01:55 PM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: xguypiano]
hv Offline
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Only decent mic I can think of in that price range is a Tascam ST1. Goes for about $30. Not a bad mic for the money.


#1519727 - 09/21/10 11:36 AM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: xguypiano]
Ordo Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
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Check the new Zoom H1. You can't beat that for less than $100 and it fits perfectly for the Canon 550D.

#1545637 - 10/28/10 08:06 PM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: xguypiano]
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Registered: 10/12/10
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Loc: The Hague - Netherlands
second that. OK it is a little bit out of budget, but it has the same professional condenser mics as a portable recorder of 400 dollars. Look here how it is mount on you Canon EOS :

Edited by FreddyChopin (10/28/10 08:08 PM)

#1587721 - 12/31/10 10:17 AM Re: Purchasing an inexpensive microphone for piano recording [Re: xguypiano]
iamtan Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Vietnam
This is something I wanted too. My camera is Canon S3 IS (quite old smile - can I attach a microphone to it? Thanks!
My channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/iamtanvn


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