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Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 123: Tech Equipment Setup for Flute Recordings, Part 2

Flute 360 | Episode 123: “Tech Equipment Setup for Flute Recordings, Part 2” (27:28)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay about the proper microphone and video camcorder set-up for your next recording project. Yes, it is important to purchase quality equipment, but it’s even more important that you set-up your equipment properly. Experiment with your recording space and microphone placement for the optimal sound! Make sure you give yourself ample time to record to avoid unnecessary pressure. Finally, allow yourself the freedom to have fun and play with musical expression; the search committee and the panel are rooting for you!

Episode 123  – Main Points:

  • 0:28 – Need a flute teacher, creative consultant, or audio/video engineer? Let’s work together!
  • 2:37 – Flute 360 Newsletter! Sign-up through Heidi’s website!
  • 3:05 – Welcome & Introduction
  • 4:01 – Series 26: “Navigating Your Virtual Flute World” (E120 – 124)
  • 4:51 – Topic: Tech Setup for Your Flute Recording
  • 5:02 – Consider your recording environment.
  • 6:20 – Try a church’s sanctuary or a school’s music hall as options for your next recording session.
  • 6:30 – Record at home if the other options are not available to you.
  • 6:26 – “You can experiment with recording at home! It’s here that you probably feel the most comfortable playing your instrument, and you have the freedom to record in your own space!” – Eric
  • 8:28 – Some home recording tips – listen here!
  • 12:07Reference to E122
  • 12:16 – Question: What should our microphone placement be?
  • 12:27 – Eric’s Answer
  • 14:18 – Placing the microphone towards the body versus the head joint.
  • 15:32Dr. Brian Luce, flutist & educator
  • 16:07 – “Think about the recording space that you are in!” – Eric
  • 17:16 – Summary of Microphone Placement
  • 17:26 – Topic: Video Recording Setup
  • 17:37TMEA
  • 17:44 SHURE MV88
  • 19:34 – Topic: Camcorder + External Microphone Setup
  • 20:34Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 21:17 – Experiment with enough time before the submission’s deadline!
  • 21:44 – “There is an art to practicing, performing, AND recording!” – Heidi
  • 23:04 – Organize your time wisely before the submission deadline.
  • 23:14 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 24:06 – Heidi’s & Eric’s Final Tips!
  • 24:45 – References to E19, E63, E122
  • 26:15Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions




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