Episode 122

Flute 360 | Episode 122: “Tech Equipment for Flute Recordings, Part 1” (29:32)

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In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is a professional audio and video engineer. He is the owner of the J&K Media Productions Company and he offers his advice on how to record solo flute for your next recording project! Check out today’s content and if you like it, please subscribe, rate, and review in your favorite podcast app! Thank you in advance!

Episode 122 – Main Points:

  • 0:28 – Need a flute teacher or a creative consultant? Let’s work together!
  • 2:00 – Welcome & Introduction!
  • 2:10 – Subscribe to the Flute 360 Podcast here!
  • 2:28 – Overview of Series 26 (E120-124): Navigating Your Virtual Flute World!
  • 2:56 – Shout-outs to other musician podcasters! Jason Heath with Contrabass Conversations Podcast, Garrett Hope with The Portfolio Composer Podcast, and Adam Wolf with Pathways Podcast!
  • 3:25 – September’s Series 27 (Episodes 125-128)
  • 4:04 – Welcome Eric Jay Begay!
  • 4:20 – Please share with the audience who you are and your musical background!
  • 4:28 – Eric’s Answer
  • 4:39 – Fred Fox School of Music at The University of Arizona
  • 4:52 – Shout-out to Gloria Mou our past Music Theory Teaching Assistant at The University of Arizona!
  • 5:04 – Dr. Edward Murphy, Retired Music Theory Professor (UofA)
  • 5:30 – Eric’s experience with recording the flute!
  • 5:45 – Wiley Ross, Recording Studio Director (UofA)
  • 5:53 – Pro Tools Software
  • 6:18 – We accept burritos as payment from Chipotle!
  • 6:43 – Dr. Lisa Garner Santa, flutist and educator
  • 8:20 – KISS: Keep it Simple Smarty!
  • 8:34 – Tech information for your next flute solo recording project – listen here!
  • 8:55 – Recording projects for NFA, TMEA, TFS, and others!
  • 9:10 – Question: What is a stereo microphone?
  • 9:15 – Eric’s Answer
  • 10:13 – AM Radio (mono) vs. FM Radio (stereo)
  • 11:00 – Eric’s top two picks for stereo microphones that are budget-friendly!
  • 11:09 – Handy Stereo Microphones: Zoom H1N ($120.00) & Zoom H4N ($250.00)
  • 12:17 – These microphones record in MP3 and WAV files.
  • 12:42 – Zoom H4N microphone details – listen here!
  • 13:54 – Altieri Flute Gig Bags
  • 14:29 – If you already own a microphone and have questions – message us!
  • 15:10 – Question: What is included in the accessory pack?
  • 15:20 – Eric’s Answer
  • 16:43 – Question: If there is more wiggle room to the listener’s budget, what other microphones do you recommend?
  • 16:55 – Eric’s Answer
  • 17:00 – Rode M5MP Microphone ($200.00 for the pair)
  • 17:53 – Rode NT5 Microphone ($440.00 for the pair)
  • 18:37 – Audio-Technica’s Stereo Microphone, AT2022 ($250.00)
  • 19:09 – These three microphones (M5MP, NT5, and AT2022) will need an interface, such as Focusrite and Roland!
  • 19:35 – Do you need audio/video recording help? Contact Eric!
  • 19:55 – Microphone Stand & Boom Arm
  • 20:29 – Episode 123 will air Saturday, 08/22/2020!
  • 20:58 – Video Recording Information – listen here!
  • 21:22 – Shure MV88 Video Kit Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone ($250.00)
  • 22:22 – Depending on the phone model, the video quality on your smartphone can record in 720p, 1080p, or 4K!
  • 22:55 – Question: How am I setting up my smartphone and the Shure MV88?
  • 23:01 – Eric’s Answer
  • 23:05 – Accessory Kit
  • 23:31 – Do you have a Cannon or a Sony camcorder already? Go ahead and use it, but do not use the internal microphone! Make sure you are recording to an external microphone!
  • 25:02 – Need Audio/Video Services? Contact Eric!
  • 25:23 – References to Flute 360’s Episodes 120 and 121!
  • 25:40 – E123: Tech Equipment SETUP for Flute Recordings, Part 2 (airs 08/22/20)
  • 26:05 – The art of practicing, performing, and recording can be time-consuming! Let us help you!
  • 27:05 – PICKS!
  • 28:19 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions

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