BEST Computer Audio Interface: Review of Focusrite Scarlett 2i4—Worth the Money?

This digital audio interface is incredibly powerful and can future-proof your recording efforts. When Aaron first bought it, he barely used any of its abilities. Now he gets huge mileage out of it. Learn what the box can do for you and why it’s worth …

This digital audio interface is incredibly powerful and can future-proof your recording efforts. When Aaron first bought it, he barely used any of its abilities. Now he gets huge mileage out of it. Learn what the box can do for you and why it’s worth the upgrade. Focusrite has made computer audio interfaces for some time and this was Aaron’s first audio interface purchase. Find out if it’s worth the extra money to upgrade past the Scarlett 2i2 and the Scarlett Solo by Focusrite.

Get the Scarlett 2i on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Er3M2g

Link to the Audio-Technica AT-2035 in this review:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2UzrBcQ

Amazon International links for Scarlett 2i4:
Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/2H4427H
Amazon France: https://amzn.to/2T6qILU
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2Ucpb39
Amazon Italy: https://amzn.to/2SvLDTh
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2NuE4LG

International Amazon links for the Audio-Technica AT-2035

Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/2GPUT3o
Amazon France: https://amzn.to/2UcplaL
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2T3g6gx
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2GPs4DY

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Best bulk AA AAA Ni-MH Battery Charger – Review Powerex Maha MH-C801D

Powerex Maha MH-C801D Review

Aaron uses AA and AAA batteries a lot for his wireless microphones, camera flashes, flashlights, and field charging his equipment. Aaron tried several chargers before he found one that works quite well – the Powerex …

Powerex Maha MH-C801D Review

Aaron uses AA and AAA batteries a lot for his wireless microphones, camera flashes, flashlights, and field charging his equipment. Aaron tried several chargers before he found one that works quite well – the Powerex Maha MH-C801D charger. It charges 8 individual batteries. No pairs needed. It has several other modes like refresh and soft charge. When you need to charge lots of AA and AAA batteries, this might be a winner for you.

Link to the Powerex Maha MH-C801D on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LvcYXs
Link to the AA Eneloop batteries on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QADWOH
Link to the Sennheiser Wireless Mic kit on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vMmx9P

Link to the Powerex MH-C801D manual: https://www.mahaenergy.com/mh-c801d/

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Sony RX100 VA Review and unboxing – Best pocket camera

Sony RX100 VA Review

The Sony RX100 VA is one of the best portable pocket cameras on the market. It’s great for Vlogging and adventure filming, too. Aaron took it on his expedition to Antarctica and filmed his entire documentary for 3 months with this…

Sony RX100 VA Review

The Sony RX100 VA is one of the best portable pocket cameras on the market. It’s great for Vlogging and adventure filming, too. Aaron took it on his expedition to Antarctica and filmed his entire documentary for 3 months with this camera. The camera shoots in 1080p and does amazingly well for a small camera. The flip screen is a nice addition. Aaron has filmed several shows with it and used the camera on multiple continents and countries with this camera. People rave about it. Aaron does an unboxing and talks about the overview of the camera in this video and why he chose it over the RX100 VI for his purposes.

Aaron also talks about his tricks of how he uses 2-device recording to get GREAT AUDIO while using the RX100.

Links to Amazon for the following:
Sony RX100 VA ultimate bundle: https://amzn.to/2IqZdEw
Sony RX100 VI ultimate bundle: https://amzn.to/2Is3esu

Sony NP-BX1 spare Battery for RX100 all:  https://amzn.to/2I27pvS
Sony BCTRX external battery charger for NP-BX1 batteries: https://amzn.to/2F171vP
Sony ACCTRDCX mini-battery charger: https://amzn.to/2ItJBQM

Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB: https://amzn.to/2F0nXCF
Screen protector for back OLED display: https://amzn.to/2Mzto1z

2nd audio setup for lavalier
Sony ICDUX560BLK recorder here: https://amzn.to/2Ij1sNp
Case for the recorder on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2TTHxGh
Polson OLM-10 microphone at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2EfkBLW
Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2T0QX5i

Antarctic Tears documentary filmed on Sony RX100: https://amzn.to/2KHFtz4

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Best audio field recorder – Zoom H5 Four-track recorder overview

Zoom H5 review

Aaron reviews the Zoom H5 recorder and demonstrates its fundamental abilities. This is a great field recorder. It has nearly everything an audio engineer would like in a tiny inexpensive package. If you are getting into audio recording …

Zoom H5 review

Aaron reviews the Zoom H5 recorder and demonstrates its fundamental abilities. This is a great field recorder. It has nearly everything an audio engineer would like in a tiny inexpensive package. If you are getting into audio recording but don’t want to spend a huge amount of money, try this field recorder and see what it can do for you. This video has recordings from the Zoom H5, Sennheiser e935 dynamic microphone, and Audio-Technica 875R shotgun microphones.

Get the Zoom H5 at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2K5YMD4

Sennheiser e935: https://amzn.to/2MAoKAy

Audio-Technica 875R: https://amzn.to/2XzIt4m

Link to the AA Eneloop batteries on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QADWOH

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Best security camera system? Review Amazon Blink XT cameras

When you are considering security cameras for your come, there are a huge number of choices. In fact, there are so many that people overload and give up. Consider the Blink cameras from Amazon. They work pretty well and are completely wireless. They’r…

When you are considering security cameras for your come, there are a huge number of choices. In fact, there are so many that people overload and give up. Consider the Blink cameras from Amazon. They work pretty well and are completely wireless. They’re controlled by an app from your smartphone, so you can check on your home from anywhere in the world. Note that they are a consumer system, so they’re not safety-critical, nor do they connect with an alarm company. Watch Aaron’s review to see if they might work for you.

Link to Blink system on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VRvqxx

Link to add-on camera on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JksvXn

Link to silicone hoods for XT cameras on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vFd8kx

Link to Alexa system that works with Blink cameras: https://amzn.to/2JlJNDy

Link to Arlo security system (direct Blink competitor) on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2H4OrEp

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Best tactical flashlight? Review Fenix PD35

What flashlight do you choose? There are 1000’s of options. Aaron has used the Fenix PD35TAC. It has multiple modes, so it can be a little complicated to use compared to a Surefire. Which flashlight should you choose? Watch this video and make the dec…

What flashlight do you choose? There are 1000’s of options. Aaron has used the Fenix PD35TAC. It has multiple modes, so it can be a little complicated to use compared to a Surefire. Which flashlight should you choose? Watch this video and make the decision for yourself.

Get the Fenix PD35 on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2ImmCJQ
Get the Surefire E2D on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2IGXkFx

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Best walkie talkie field radio: Review Motorola MS350R

The Motorola MS350 radio is likely the best regular family radio system (FRS) on the market. Aaron has used this radio in the desert and on Denali to communicate with his teams and listen to weather updates. The rechargeable battery and ability to swa…

The Motorola MS350 radio is likely the best regular family radio system (FRS) on the market. Aaron has used this radio in the desert and on Denali to communicate with his teams and listen to weather updates. The rechargeable battery and ability to swap for AA batteries is a huge lifesaver. Also, the radio is quite water resistant – it can handle dunking. Other less expensive splash-proof versions like the MR350 or MT350 are less expensive options.
They have a theoretical 35 mile range.

Motorola MS350R on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GdxVQW
Motorola MR350R on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VLySq7

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Review of the POWERFULLY BRILLIANT Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp

Review of the POWERFULLY BRILLIANT Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp

The Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp is nothing less than a game changer for people who use microphones to record audio. Have you ever had to turn the gain up so there was hiss? It’s happen…

Review of the POWERFULLY BRILLIANT Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp

The Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp is nothing less than a game changer for people who use microphones to record audio. Have you ever had to turn the gain up so there was hiss? It’s happened to all of us. The Fethead Phantom completely solves that problem. I couldn’t believe how well it worked for me. Watch the video to hear real recordings.

The Fethead gives you gain without any hiss. I don’t know how they did it but I don’t care. Watch and learn!

Amazon.com link to the Triton Fethead Phantom:
https://amzn.to/2TYRouE

Audio-Technica AT875R Microphone:
https://amzn.to/2E3LvaR

Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone:
https://amzn.to/2SjrWP6

Reaper Audio DAW (digital audio workstation):
https://www.reaper.fm/

 

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Aaron Linsdau is a polar explorer and motivational speaker. He is the second only American to ski alone from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, setting a world record for surviving the longest expedition ever for that trip. Aaron is an Amazon best-selling author, is an expert at overcoming adversity and minimizing risk, and loves improving the lives of others.


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Recording Voice Overs

AT2035 in case
AT2035 in case

Recording voice overs isn’t as simple as it seems. I’ve been working on getting the audio set for Antarctic Tears: The Movie, and it’s been a long haul getting audio correct. As all still cameras now have video capability, learning better audio to present your video and still work is worthwhile. The Nikon D800 records amazing film, as well as the Canon 5Diii. Photographer  journalists are now virtually expected to produce good video as well as compelling stills.

Apple would have you believe you can just hook your ear buds into the computer, click the Record Voice Over in Final Cut Pro X and everything will be good. Only if you want room noise, the dog next door barking, and lots of static hiss to ruin your otherwise good film.

How about the built in microphone on your Macbook Retina? Only if you want to record fan noise, your keyboard strokes and who knows what else.

No, you have to go to some effort to get good audio and a great deal of effort to get excellent audio. People spend a lot of money on it! How do you make a basic voice over that sounds decent?

  • Buy a great mic
  • Buy an awesome audio recorder
  • Build a sound booth [you’re an audio engineer, right?]

10k later, you’ll be set for your first audio book. Maybe.

OR

Don’t believe it? Here are 2 audio samples of what you’ll get if you chose

A bad recording location: Wood floors, cathedral ceiling, lots of windows. This was recorded directly into a Zoom H4n into the stereo mics

You can hear the room echo. It’s terrible and makes the voice over difficult to hear.

Now, listen to this audio recorded on a Audio Technica AT2035 connected to the Zoom H4n in mono mode (mono input mode makes it possible to use a single microphone and record on both stereo tracks).

You can hear the voice, it’s clear and there’s no high or low frequency echo. Would this be better if it were recorded on a Schoeps CMC641G microphone? Sure! But you’ll be set back $2000 or more just for the microphone.