Rusty the Scoob wrote:I like the playing! You guys sound good, music-wise!
The recording, not so much. To me, even that is unlistenable, useful only as a tool for self-critique. And you are correct... there's no way to fix that recording.
What I can offer you is some Zoom H2 advice for next time, since I had one for a year and really struggled with this exact same problem for the first few months.
The trick to the Zoom is knowing that it's very easy to overdrive the input of it with either the internal mics or the line in, this distortion happens before the level setting, and the display on the front will look as if you're well within safe levels. You can end up with a wildly distorted recording at like -50 DB and never know anything is wrong until you play it back. In mixing board terms it's as if they gave you a fader, but no gain control!
The simple solution is to turn down the aux send on your mixing board. In my case it was a house system and the soundman was unable to change the output for some reason. Luckily this was a weekly gig so I had a great chance to do some trial-and-error experimentation.
My solution, which has worked very well, was to go to Radio Shack and buy something like this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... ccessories - a headphone extension cable with an inline passive volume pot. This lets you reduce the level before the signal even gets to the Zoom. You can then set the Zoom to the highest level and you'll see by the display if you're getting a clean signal.
astroman99 wrote:vocals ...very good,
EMF wrote:Bill's just being humble, he's a good singer. I attended the gig last week and thought Stella Blue's Band did a great job. my friends and I caught the first set and it was a good old classic set list and the band was tight. we all enjoyed them and I'm not surprised they got invited back. sorry to hear about the recording cause you guys sounded great in the room.
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