Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to use
With the changes to technology in recent years, recording has become incredibly accessible and there are many great ways you can use it in music education. I talk about the “why, how, where and what to use” of recording in the classroom: the types of things you might record, the basic equipment you’ll need and a few tips for making it successful.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
- Article: How to record students in a noisy classroom
- USB microphones – I have a Blue Snowball but there are many others! Try brands like Rode, Audio Technica, Samson and others
- USB adaptor for iPad (allows you to plug in a USB mic, MIDI keyboard, camera etc)
- Shure SM58 microphone
- Interface for plugging your mic into your iPad: I have the iRig Pre by IK Multimedia. They have lots of other useful interfaces for musicians
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