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Thank you so much for these promising words of confidence.Reply
Please consider the option that the Tascam DR-10L gives: Recording 1 channel on 2 tracks, but the second track with a lower input gain as a safety track.
Also consider direct compression during recording to prevent hard clipping.
Many thanks for pointing this out to us. It is highly appreciated.
I have forwarded your feedback to our development team. They immediately replied and I have good news for you.
Both suggestions are part of our development and implemented in the firmware design as ‘backup recording’ and ‘auto gain control (AGC)’!
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Sounds interesting! Here’s some concerns and questions. It sounds like each unit records 4 channels but really most people will consider it a two Chanel recorder as two channels are XLR / 1/4 combo jacks and the other two 3.5 mini jacks won’t be used that often. So this works for bass players and guitars with vocals but not for a drummer who would need as many as seven of these. So you may need ten or more for a band. How do they sync up for timing is that Bluetooth? What if there is radio interference does the unit sync up later? Also does one unit act as the master ? I hope Bluetooth is used to transfer files inn a lossless way Andrew not Bluetooth audio standards that.removes some of the quality like an MP3. Lastly please specify your preamps used and the quality.
Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and ask these important questions. It is highly appreciated. Please allow me to answer your questions one by one:
1. Each Reclouder unit records 2 mono or 1 stereo channel, the 3.5 mini jacks will share the same channels with the XLR/TRS. Just like you mentioned, the mini jacks won’t be used that often by musicians. They are designed for videographers.
2. The current Reclouder is our first model. Our intention is to cover multiple scenarios in the current design and as much as we can. If we successfully launch our first decentralized multitrack recording solution, we will further investigate more specific models. Future models will more closely connect to the needs of drummers and other players. Please note that we have to make development decisions based on the cost per unit. We have to ensure that the price per units stays as low is it currently is. Future models will always integrate in the same wireless network as the current model.
3. All Reclouders will sync via Bluetooth technology. We developed our own protocol in a P2P network, and it is only for control (not audio), so it will be very stable.
4. The lossless audio file transferring is when you connect your Reclouder (or network of Reclouders) with WiFi. It has much wider bandwidth than Bluetooth.
5. We used our own customsized internal audio mixing and preamp design in Reclouder, our engineer had decades of experience in professional music hardware development.
I hope this helps to get a better understanding about Reclouder, our current model, and future opportunities. Let me know if you have any further questions or feedback of any form.
Enjoy your day!Reply
Could i use the Reclouder as a preamp as well(connect my mic, piezo and send one signal to my amp and one to the house)?
Can I connect my iPad and add eq and effects to my signal?
It would be great if the input is 10Mohm (for piezos).
If I could do all this things, then I could buy one for everyone in my trio and record all our gigs and also have control of our live sound!
Maybe I want to much…
Many thanks for your reply. It is highly appreciated. Interesting case you offer here.
Concerning the piezo + mic. I am not 100% if the piezo impedance will match our 3.5mm mini-jack video mic input. I have forwarded this to our hardware development team and have to answer that later. If it does work, you will be able to connect the mix to the XLR and the piezo to the 3.5mm mini-jack input and record simultaneously.
Reclouder functions as an audio-thru box with lossless audio. Therewith you can connect the audio thru can to any audio input including amp/powered speaker, etc.
Currently our app is only to control the recording network using bluetooth. We do not add any audio processing functionality. I do think it is a good idea and forwarded it to our software development team. I will keep you posted on this matter and will get back to you on the piezo request.
Thanks again for your questions and suggestions.Reply
Many thanks for taking the time to comment and provide us with useful feedback. Please allow me to reply in detail to your comment.
There are many reasons why we chose AAA batteries:
1) We have added AAA batteries as an add-on to USB power to ensure Reclouder can operate anytime, anywhere. Just like we add the SD card to our cloud storage. It is the hybrid solution.
2) We have chosen AAA small size to keep the hardware device as small in measurements as possible and keep it portable.
3) AAA batteries are cheap and affordable in both development costs and purchase of the batteries
4) AAA batteries are also available in rechargeable format
5) They are small but deliver sufficient power for Reclouder to operate, of course!
We are currently testing the exact operating time on battery power and will communicate this when we have the final results. I hope this helps to get a better understanding of our development decisions concerning the battery power besides the USB power.
Concerning the double XLR. Please note that Reclouder is not an audio interface. We can of course integrate more inputs and preamps. Maybe we will in future models. For now, we decided to develop a versatile solution for a wide range of users (videographers, musicians, sound engineers, DJs, etc.). If we successful launch this first type, more dedicated models will be developed, which all will fit in the same wireless recording network. This way we offer user specific models.
Please note that if we would have added an extra XLR with preamp, this would have resulted in a larger unit in measurements and a more expensive unit. This would have made the current model less interesting for videographers and DJs. The main idea behind Reclouder is that you can link wirelessly multiple units using Bluetooth. You create a wireless network or Reclouders and therewith a wireless multitrack recording network with dedicated cloud service.
I hope this helps to get a better understanding about our approach to the market and future directions.Reply
This web site truly has all the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.Reply
Thanks. We just released a new blog and survey about our cloud service. Feel free to read and let us know how your opinion.
when will it be availableReply
We are currently preparing a crowdfunding campaign which will run in sept/oct 2019. You can enjoy our introduction offer right away here: https://reclouder.com/pricing/Reply
I really like this concept and I think this is a great solution for many.Reply
Crowdfunding makes it possible and I am excited to see this manifest.
Keep going and improving after. We artists need robust devices for any situation.
It is a start and it is a good one.