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Hi Beth, Your voice is very faint in all of the One Finger Scales Parts 1 through 3. Is there a technical problem with the camera's audio portion?

6 Responses
Posted: February 11, 2012
Last Comment: February 12, 2012

Posted: February 12, 2012
Hi all, agree with the comment that voice is too feeble. 

Also agree with Nick's suggestion to have two separate devices to capture voice; one close enough to capture Beth's voice and the other one for the violin.

I don't think the one for violin shall be fitted on to it, rather you can keep it close to it. Since the voice from violin is too louder, a device in its vicinity can catch enough sound. That's what I think... :)

Dick Stanley
Posted: February 11, 2012
Beth, Your voice is low on these and some other of the videos, but I can still hear it without strain. Maybe the ones who can't hear it well enough need to turn up the volume on their master volume controls---assuming they are using Windows. Can't say I even notice your violin sound that much, except on the rare occasions when you make a mistake. ;-)

Posted: February 11, 2012
Beth. You may have to use a different violin rather than rejig your precious one. I asked my teacher to play my Gliga the other day just to prove that it really does work in expert hands. Maybe you could use a decent student violin for your videos which might encourage us rookies to realize that an average instrument in capable hands can sound really good. Best wishes. Nick.

PS: Just got my Rhythm A Week book over from the USA - really helpful tool and with your tutorials I can see that I will be able to crack this rhythm business. Thank you!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 11, 2012
Nick, that's a good suggestion, but wouldn't I have to switch out the bridge ?  I don't want to do anything permanent to the violin. But maybe a good cardioid condenser mic at close range.. hmm.. thanks for the idea. 

Posted: February 11, 2012
Dear Beth. This might sound like sacrilege, but how about an electric pick up on the violin and a mike on your voice. Feed these into two separate recorder inputs and mix them to provide the right sound balance. You might be able to use something like a BOSS BR600 mini recording system? You would need to edit the video with software, which you are probably using already. These BOSS units are great fun and I bought one a while back to use with my electric guitar. The BR 600 is cheaper used  on Ebay than the new BR 800. Best wishes. Nick

More information at: BOSS BR600

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 11, 2012
Thanks for that feedback, Elizabeth. I have still yet to conquer "good audio". I can't seem to find a magic setting where the voice is loud enough and the violin is not too loud. I've experimented with all sorts of equipment,double mixing, etc... and still haven't found an ideal way to record without spending hours on audio editing. I can go back and raise the volume, but the violin sound will be more distorted. 

Let me ask this to the group, is it better to have the voice louder at the expense of violin sound quality, or vice versa? 

I'm still searching for a solution. A friend brought over a compressor that I'm going to try this week.

Thanks for your feedback!