In a message dated 1/1/2003 12:55:43 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:15:49 -0800
> From: Lloyd Erickson <lloyd@...>
> Subject: Recording chorus rehearsals & making CDs
> I would like to record parts of our chorus rehearsals and then burn a CD
> for our director at the end of the evening so he would have it to listen to
> during the week. Does anyone have experience recording to a laptop then
> burning a CD?
> I assume I would need
> * a laptop
> * editing software (such as Cool Edit)
> * microphone(s)
> * a sound card with microphone inputs (does such a card exist?)
> * CD burning software (such as Easy CD Creator)
> * and a built-in CD burner.
> Am I missing anything?
> If anyone has any experience doing this, is it realistic to expect to be
> burning the CD(s) a couple of minutes after the end of the rehearsal? Or
> do I need to allow time for editing, etc.?
> Any suggestions about laptops, software, microphones, sound cards with mic
> input(s), and CD burners?
I have been doing this for my chorus for a year using a laptop with a cd
burner. several things not on your list if you want stereo sound are; a sound
card with line-in capabilities and an amplifier mixer.
mic. imput sound cards do not record in stereo and why not go all the way for
quartet use as well.
the amplified mixer allows you to set your mics up further away form the
chorus so you get a better mix without "hot voices" dominating the sound.
Mics, cords, extensions, patch cords and amplified mixer are all available at
radio shack for a nominal amount.
I have been using battery powered equipment with Nickle-Metal hydride
batteries (rechargable) to eliminate any 60 cycle hum caused by ac current.
Battery life with the equipment I use is approximately 3 hours so I shut down
the equipment during break time and such to conserve power.
I also have software ("B's Clip" distributed by Sony) that allows me to
record directly to cd live but rarely use it.
If available time is limited, you might consider using it because saving to
hard drive and then burning to cd is quite time consuming even with a fast
laptop and burner.
Santa Rosa, Ca
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