Haha a recorder inserting a crescendo. Yet is that is what seedy recorders are wont to do
I though I heard them all.
The Zoom H4 is a good machine some people here use it with great results. Stay clear of the H2, it's not good enought for music.
I can also recommend the Tascam Dr-2D.
Thank you for your suggestions! I shall keep them in mind when I go next time to the shop. I have been looking for the Tascams, but it seems no dealer around here has them and I am not one to use the Internet for these things.
Had I posted the recording with the crescendo I am sure you would not believe that it was done in one take, without any editing to the music!
The new piano sounds very respectable compared to the old one. A huge improvement. The recording is good but IMO painfully slow and careful. Rebikov's music, which is nice but not great, needs a bit more pizzazz. And you need to let go of the pedal a bit more.
Yes, the sound is not bad at all, is it not? And all that for only an extra 10 moneys a month.
Having tried both speeds I do think it more expressive at a slower speed but yes, it is a bit on the borderline (I did do one which was too slow even for me and which I rejected.) As for the pedal, I am still getting used to the fact I can use half and even quarter pedal. Pedalling was one of those things that made me dump many of the recordings I had done over the last days.