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 Post subject: Sound Quality Review
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:28 am 
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Hey everyone,
I recently bought a Zoom H2 audio recorder. Here is a recording sample that I have. I would like to know if the sound quality is good enough for the website.

Thank you for your advice,
Samuel Chetty


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 Post subject: Re: Sound Quality Review
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:53 am 
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It's hard to say with such a short snippet which does not move harmonically or laterally. It sounds very tinny and artificial but that could be the instrument rather than the H2. Is it a digital ? If so, why need the H2 ? Maybe you should have saved up a bit more and bought the H4, as I think the H2 is of audible lower quality.

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 Post subject: Re: Sound Quality Review
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:00 am 
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I am using a real piano, not a digital; however, the piano itself (an upright) does not have very good sound anymore. I went to someone's house who has a grand piano in very good condition, and I brought my H2 recorder with me. I have several recordings that I would like for you to review in terms of sound quality (I know, they all a number of slips and another issues, so I didn't put them in the audition room).

Is this level of sound quality good enough for the website? If so, I will record pieces with the same piano and submit them to the audition room.


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 Post subject: Re: Sound Quality Review
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:08 am 
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I think these would be acceptable even though the hiss is more than some would find comfortable. I think hiss is the main penalty you pay for using cheap recorders.
Strange thing is that these all seem to sound different. Sonically I best like the Fantasia (not the piece itself, sorry). The fugue seems to be very closely miked as you can hear all the piano action - not good.

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