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    Recording Yourself

    Because I'm often asked what equipment I use to record my videos, I put together a blog post with a couple paths you could follow:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/entry.p...r-Good-Quality
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
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    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Thanks for posting that, Dave. Very useful and informative info on your recordings. Now my dumb question. Is someone manning your camera when you have videos that show you and Sara, then it will fade into just Sara or just you? Are you able to set your camera up to do that on "cue" or does someone have to do that?
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    ... Is someone manning your camera when you have videos that show you and Sara, then it will fade into just Sara or just you? Are you able to set your camera up to do that on "cue" or does someone have to do that?
    That's simulated interaction! I have the camera set to a full view, then in making the video I crop and zoom as necessary to get the effects I want. You might notice that the sharpest resolution is the full view, while the extreme closeups are grainier. That's why.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Duh, boy do I feel stupid! But of course that is how you do it. I should have put on my thinking cap before asking. But, you do it so nicely that I suppose you had me fooled!
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    Just curious, what is your opinion on clip-on mics? I know for solo/piano work it's more hassle to mic both players, but would it give your more control over balance and clarity? Or do you not have these issues with these setups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD517 View Post
    Just curious, what is your opinion on clip-on mics? I know for solo/piano work it's more hassle to mic both players, but would it give your more control over balance and clarity? Or do you not have these issues with these setups?
    More control, yes. But I don't like them for euphonium. I like(d) Steve Mead's recorded sound less after he started using the clip-on. Euphoniums need some "room sound" to be in their element, and adding it artificially is not as good.

    Sam Pilafian and I had a nice talk about this many years ago, while I was doing freelance recordings and also managing the band's recording studio. The Empire Brass liked to record in large rooms / cathedrals. They would control the amount of reverb (room sound) by how close the mics are to the players.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    Duh, boy do I feel stupid! But of course that is how you do it. I should have put on my thinking cap before asking. But, you do it so nicely that I suppose you had me fooled!
    I'm in the same boat. Woefully ignorant of recording technology but I appreciate it nonetheless. That's why this forum is a great place.
    John 3:16

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