Get A Good Music Recorder

Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder

   There are a lot of incredibly good audio recorders on the market right now. They are compact and handheld with built-in stereo microphones. Having one in your gear arsenal is very important for a number of reasons.

   I’ve written before about how important it is to record your live performances. You can learn so much from hearing your gigs back on a recording. Having a recorder like the
Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder
 can make recording your live shows as easy as setting the recorder up in the back of the room and letting it record. Since it’s all digital you can edit out dead spaces later. Making a back of the room recording is a good idea because it really lets you hear what the audience is hearing. You can also capture the audience reaction to your performance. If you get good at placing the recorder where it picks up well, you could end up with an excellent live recording that you could use as a demo in your bands marketing kit.     

   Another reason to have a portable recorder is to capture song ideas. It’s great to have one handy when you’re practicing your instrument and you come up with a great riff. You can record the song idea with a minimum of hassle. Sometimes when I’m in the car driving I have a great idea for a song. I usually have some sort of simple handheld recording device with me so it’s easy to record my song idea.

   You’d also be surprised at how popular you get with your friends if you take a good portable recorder to their gigs and make a recording of their shows. I am friends with several local bands and none of them usually take the extra time to record their gigs. So from time to time I’ll take a little recorder along and tape at least some of their show. They’re always extremely grateful. You just want to make sure it’s okay to record before you start recording other peoples shows.

   So that’s today’s tip. Get a good quality, easy to use stereo recorder and start putting it to use. You’ll be glad you did!

Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM RecorderThe compact and portable Olympus LS-10 Recorder brings you high-fidelity sound recording that’s ideal for everything from live music to the singing of birds. The LS-10 delivers unparalleled sound quality, anytime, anywhere because it combines the advanced technologies derived from Olympus’ decades of experience in the recording field.24-bit/96kHz Linear PCM Recording Whether you re in the recording studio or at the office, the LS-10 will let you capture it all-exactly as you hear it-with dependable, extra-high-quality digital recording that sounds better than a CD.Up to 12 Hours of Recording Capability 2GB Built-in Memory and SD Slot The 2GB built-in flash memory assures immediate recording, while the SD slot allows for expanded capacity. Long battery life allows you to record music, performances or lectures up to 12 hours with two AA batteries, so you can spend less time worrying about recharging or replacing batteries.Three Recording Formats: WAV, MP3, and WMA The LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder makes it easy to record audio and play back the files in the format of your choice. With three compatible file formats, the Olympus LS-10 offers impressive versatility and enables longer recording capacity.

Author: Live Musician Central

My name is Matt Rushton. I have been playing in bands for 27 years. I've been playing professionally for 21 years. I have opened for Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett, Little River Band, and Quiet Riot.

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