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Thread: What do you actually use to record with.

  1. #1
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    Nov 2015
    Upper Hale, Surrey/Hants border, UK.

    Default What do you actually use to record with.

    I know we have had discussions about recording equipment, but I'm dissatisfied with my recording set up, & I think it's holding me back.

    So, I'd just like to know what equipment you actually use to record with, I'm not wanting this to turn into another discussion, just a listing of what is being used, so that I can look them up to see if they might suit me - thanks.
    Long Neck = Kala KA-SLNG - Ohana SK30M - Ohana SK30L - Ohana CK35L
    Electric = Mahalo 'Surfboard' concert - RISA Solid/Stick concert - RISA Uke Ellie tenor - RISA Solid/Stick tenor
    Concert = Baton Rouge Hotrod - Baton Rouge Sun thinline cutaway - Kala KA-CEME - Kala KA-ASAC
    Tenor = Kala KA-T (fitted with classical guitar strings DGBE)
    Baritone = Lani solid Spruce top - Kala solid Cedar top

  2. #2
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    Nov 2013


    A Windows laptop, with Debut Video Capture software to do the filming. I have added an external webcam (a dirt cheap Logitech one), and a decent microphone, a Samson Meteor, which plugs into the USB port on the laptop. The laptop is pretty ancient, and doesn't seem to like saving HD videos (keeps freezing & stuttering), so I have reduced the quality right down on the webcam.

    Once the video has been recorded, I load it into Windows Movie Maker to trim the ends off, change it to B&W or whatever I might fancy, then re-save it ready for YouTube. And that's about it.

    On the few occasions I have tried to be clever with multi-tracking, I have used a little Tascam DP-004 digital recorder, but I have never really got stuck into what that can do beyond a couple of tracks.
    Last edited by YorkSteve; 12-10-2016 at 02:42 AM.
    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander
    Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor"
    Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box
    ...all with Worth strings
    ...and a few chords

  3. #3
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    Aug 2010
    Cloverdale California


    I phone, propped on a book or taped to the door with that blue masking tape...which really makes my wife laugh.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014


    I record onto my iPhone using an Apogee MiC USB microphone.
    I edit and multitrack with GarageBand and/or Adobe Audition.
    I use Premiere Pro for the video.
    My computer is the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
    Randy - Harry122
    "Whether or not you can ever become great at something, you can always become better at it." - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2016


    I use a ZOOM Q4N.

    Also have a DJI osmo and a Sony action cam but the ZOOM takes the cake for music related recordings.
    Citizen of Uketopia

    Koaloha "LAVA", Ko'olau CS, Kamaka HB2-DAV, Rebel Quark, Imua+Lanikai Prototype, Collings UT-1, Blackbird Carbonfiber, Pono baritone, Lanikai NK-TUT, Kalas and BWAs.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Northern Minnesota


    My iphone records, then I put it into garage band on my Macbook, do some tracks if I feel like it, then done. I'm hoping maybe a mic will be under the tree for me this year!
    Music is the language of the universe, and the universal language - Jake Shimabukuro
    Never take yourself too seriously!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2016


    I do everything on my iPad mini and have a Shure MV5 condenser mic that plugs right into it. Most often I just record the video and audio at the same time, but I have been experimenting with GarageBand.

  8. #8
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    Sep 2013
    Los Angeles, near the Beverly Center.


    I've used my iPhone 4s and my new iPhone 6sPlus using the Voice Record app, then transfer to my MacBook Pro with iTunes, then copy that track to a folder to edit with Audacity. I've also used an iRigHD plugged into the USB port of my MacBook Pro, recording with Garage Band if I need multitrack recordings. I also have an Alesis IO Dock with my old iPad 3 that has mic inputs with which I tried to use my Samsung wireless 4 mic system, but I couldn't get the MultiTrack app to recognize the mics. Have to do some more research.
    Last edited by kohanmike; 12-10-2016 at 06:27 AM.

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Boston area


    A tiny Canon Elph camera and the ZoomBrowser software that came with it.
    Uke can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find uke get what you need!


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands


    I usually record seasons video's with just my MacBook, I have also recorded with my iPhone.
    If I really feel like it I use my USB enabled Condenser Microphone, plug my uke into my Mac via an audio interface and other fancy stuff.
    But most of the time I find that to much work. Especially as I think the microphones Apple puts in their product are rather good.
    My youtube channel:
    My soundclouds:,
    The band:
    My ukes:
    Soprano: Black Korala, Bach Spruce top, Mahalo Steel String Electric
    Concert: Epiphone Les Paul, Ohana CKS-15E, Makawao UK 40
    Hudson HUK-T.
    Bass: Harley Benton Kahuna CLU Bass.

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