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Steve
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As some may recall I recently had trouble with an electret/condenser mic overloading Audacity and giving horrible metallic distortion when trying to record the violin (or anything, for that matter). Daniel had a number of good suggestions but none of them seemed to work for me. I finally gave up and ordered a Samson USB mic. In fact I discovered there were used ones on Amazon.com and ordered a used Meteor mic. It just came today and it worked immediately with Audacity. Success at last! To prove that, I've attached a recording of Ash Grove, that I'm trying to get perfected for Diane's Ash Grove video project submission. This is the first time I've submitted anything for a sound sample, so please be kind, if you make a comment, ha. (It will also be my first attempt to attach something, so I'll soon find out if it succeeded.)

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Definitely looks like a success to me.  Good playing, nice sounding violin.

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Very nice, Steve.

Very good playing indeed.

You're doing much better than me. I'm here a while already and haven't finish my first tune yet, let along recording.facepalm

Very good job.

 

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Hi Steve! Very well played. 

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Very nicely played, Steve.... excellent intonation.   clap

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Sounded really clear > nice playing > The mic works well.

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Your mic is good, intonation is great, violin sounds very nice!

So i can say: success in all areas! =)

Keep up such a successful job!

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Steve
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Thanks for all your nice replies!

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I am just hearing this now... beautiful.... clear, crisp notes. pretty notes ....

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Great recording Steve!  Love the tone of your violin and playing, you sound really good.  That Meteor sounds like it's doing a great job for you as well :) .  

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Thanks Chris (and Mark too who revived this dead thread, ha).

After reading your recent post about recording and the correction about mic distance, it's nice my Meteor mic is meeting with your approval. Recording room was my small bedroom, with mic sitting on my bed and I was about 5-6 feet from it.

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