Last week I recorded a few tracks to use as a demo for Jeunesses Musicales.

I’d like to start recording more often, and posting more tunes here. Now that I have some slightly better equipment for recording, and don’t have to deal with the minidisc, it might actually happen. Can anyone recommend some good cheap microphones though? The one I have isn’t really up to the task. It’s a little minidisc stereo microphone, Sony ECM-MS908C (basically an older version of this one). It actually works surprisingly well for being a tiny little simple microphone, but the level it puts out is way too low. For some reason, I didn’t have that problem so much when I used it with my minidisc, but it might just have a higher recording level than just about everything else I’ve tried.

I’ve had Oktava mics recommended to me. They’re apparently very cheap for what you get, though it’s still expensive. With all the cables, stands shipping and all the rest, I think I’d be looking at no less than $600 to get a pair of them, and possibly quite a bit more. This isn’t a ridiculous amount, and for microphones, it’s not much at all, really, but for something that I’m not really serious about, it’s a little much!

2 Comments to “Recordings”

  1. Ted Edwards says:

    You might want to try these mics. I have heard very good things about them
    and at that price, you don’t stand to loose much. :-)
    There’s lots of Canadian dealers. Check out the dealer link on that page.


  2. Jon-o says:

    Hmm.. I didn’t know about those, but they do look very promising.
    I would assume that they’re not as good as the Oktava mics, but they’re
    much cheaper! At that price, I might give them a go, at least to try out
    to see if I actually want to get anything better. Thanks for the