Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

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Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Post by herrerabone » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:45 pm

I will be needing to record (video) audition tapes soon for various things, and all I have is an iPhone and a Zoom iQ7 microphone. How should I go about recording myself? In the past, I've just set the phone on the music stand I'm reading from, but that means that I'm very close to the camera. Would it be wise to invest in a tripod to record from further away?

Also, if anyone has any experience with the Zoom iQ7 mic, what settings would you recommend?
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Re: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Post by Neo Bri » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:47 pm

Or just throw the camera on ANOTHER music stand like a tripod.
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Re: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Post by herrerabone » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:57 pm

I've tried that, but all the stands I have access to are flimsy enough that they either won't hold the weight of my phone or vibrate a little when I play. Should I just get a more substantial stand and kill two birds with one stone?
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Post by Neo Bri » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:00 pm

Yeah - or borrow a different one. I'm sure others will chime in, too.
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Re: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Post by BGuttman » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Here's a reasonably priced sturdy stand:

https://www.amazon.com/Music-Stand-Fold ... usic+stand

You should be able to find a pretty stable stand for around US$25-30
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Re: Recording self on iPhone for auditions, etc.

Post by tbonedude » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:30 pm

Use a mic stand and this adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/ChargerCity-Micr ... B008LY8JSM

You could also clip it onto a music stand, but you'll have to probably get creative either way.
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