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David's Tip of the Day: Quick Recording, Part 1 - Access

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Songwriters have a recording device with them at all times--Inspiration comes at any moment, and a moment not captured is an opportunity lost. I carried a mini-cassette recorder with me for years and though the quality wasn't good, it did the job. Now that smartphones are ubiquitous, the voice memo app that comes with most phones (or an inexpensive recording app) provide much higher quality and are an easy way to store and backup ideas. The first step of our journey into Quick Recording is to identify your recording app and do some tests to make sure you know how to operate it well, including the best distance to record the harmonica so that the level is not too low (far away from the recorder) or distorted (too close).