Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tascam iXJ2 Settings

Greetings All!

I was asked to provide some photos of my Tascam iXJ2, to display the settings.
Below are the visuals, while depicting the iXJ2 connected to an iPhone 6s and
Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones.

The iXJ2 is so underrated and such a versatile little device. I have contacted Tascam
a while ago and no word on a lightning version. The key aspect of the iXJ2 is that it
provides plug-in power for some binaural and lavalier microphones.

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Additional questions, please leave them in the comments below or leave a comment on
my video: Roland CS-10EM Binaural Mics.

David






Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Old iPhone Dash Cam



Old iPhone Dash Cam with a fisheye lens and a stereo microphone.
Reminiscing the '90s and driving footage as well.

Dash Cam Mount: http://amzn.to/1PTTIO5
Fisheye Lens: http://amzn.to/1PTTJBD
Stereo Mic: http://amzn.to/1lnlHbS
Voice-over Mic: http://amzn.to/1lnlK7F
Outro Lavalier Mic: http://amzn.to/1lnlKob

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Previous video: [Roland CS-10EM] https://youtu.be/6QmXnLkgJkA
Music: "Unwritten Return" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

If you have any questions, please place them in the comments below.
Thanks for watching!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ask Siri to Divide 0 by 0



Siri gets a little snarky when asked ‘what’s zero divided by zero?’

She says, “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”

I produced the music in GarageBand. At the end, there's an Apple Macintosh Portable from 1989. As well as a first generation iPod from 2001.

Song at very end: "Unwritten Return" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Previous video: https://youtu.be/dEJAY55AVh0
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stereo Headset Mic vs EarPods Mic - Honda S2000


A demo of a Stereo Headset Mic vs EarPods Mic. The brand and model of the stereo headset is the Cyber Acoustics AC-404. The noise-cancellation is quite remarkable. I produced the music in GarageBand and the ride was an S2000. At the end, there's an Apple Macintosh Portable from 1989.

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EarPods: http://amzn.to/1It4swW
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My next videos will be about:
1. Periscope video, screen recorded
2. Old iPhone converted into Dashcam
3. More to come :)

A previous video: https://youtu.be/zoErCzQYBbM
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Old Smartphone: Palm Pre Plus [2010]




A quick demo of an old smartphone, the Palm Prē Plus from 2010. The car is a Honda S2000. Background music from GarageBand.

My next videos will be about:

1. Cyber Acoustics AC-404 vs EarPods
2. Periscope video, screen recording
3. Old iPhone converted into Dashcam

Both videos will take place in a Honda S2000. 

A previous video: https://youtu.be/3qICIQ7NlJM

Thanks for watching!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Canon S110 Night Time Footage


Demo of the Canon PowerShot S110 Night Time Footage & Apple PowerCD. I was looking for an affordable camera that could perform better in low-light than the current iPhone, as well as shooting in 24fps.

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There's also a quick shot of the first camera phone in the United States, Sanyo SCP-5300, adjacent to the Apple PowerCD. As well as the indiSYSTEM indiSLIDERmini camera slider.

Song: "Wishing Well" from YouTube Audio Library.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Roland CS-10EM Binaural Mics with iPhone

A demo of the Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones and Earphones, mostly on cars and airplanes. In the beginning, I know I said "headphones" and should have said "earphones".

Roland: http://amzn.to/21m5TqW
Tascam - Roland to iPhone: http://amzn.to/21m6CZ4
Zoom Recorder for Rode Mic: http://amzn.to/1PTSYsn
Rode Shotgun Mic: http://amzn.to/1PTT8Qz

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Headphones are recommended for binaural effect. You will perceive the auditory image as coming from outside your head in three dimensional space, as if you were actually there in real life. The effect is more prominent when you close your eyes. It is an affordable 3D audio setup.

Recorded in a double-system, iPhone & Tascam iXJ2 for audio portion and a Canon camera for the video portion. Then audio and video were synced in post. The Canon audio was the scratch track.

The Tascam iXJ2 provided plug-in power to the Roland CS-10EM binaural microphones. The Roland does *not* need a cable adapter. The Roland microphone cable (red) has a TRS (3-pin) connection and plugs into the Tascam iXJ2. You have to set the Plug In Power switch to the "ON" position. You can plug in a headset into an iPhone that has a TRRS (4-pin) connection.

A cable adapter will not work with the iPhone alone. The iPhone does not provide plug in power, typically 5 volts, to power small microphones. I tested it with two iPhones and two cable adapters, TRRS (4-pin) connected to 3.5mm to iPhone, and they did NOT work. You would have to use a Tascam iXJ2, to power the Roland CS-10EM binaural microphones. However, I believe some GoPros do. The Tascam iXJ2 is such an underrated device and it performs so many functions.

I believe the Tascam app is a very functional app; however, the user interface/user experience is not very good. There's a learning curve, that is very similar to high-end digital audio recorders. Hitting the record button twice, to record, has screwed me up a few times. To download the raw audio .wav files, I used iTunes File Sharing; here's the link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201301.

There are some YouTubers that would use these mics to record videos for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). As well as recording nature soundscapes for Stereoscopic 3D audio.

When I spoke into the camera:
Audio: Zoom H5 with Rode NTG-2 [Above my head]
Old Computer: Macintosh Portable [1989]
Songs: "Aitech", "Eighties Action", and "Undaunted" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

For an affordable shotgun (directional) microphone, I think the Rode is a decent shotgun mic. The software Audacity, can easily remove noise (hiss). Some people prefer the Audio-Technica AT897 or the defacto standard Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sanken CS-3e is on my wishlist. :)

If you guys have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below. You can send me a tweet as well.

A previous video: http://youtu.be/Kl-Tsw_Sa2c
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