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Just A Closer Walk With Thee (iPod Touch mic)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Gospel

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John Stebbe was inquiring about the Mikey stereo mic for the iPod Touch. I decided to do a quick song recording via the built-in mic in the new iPod Touch 4th Gen via the Voice Memo to see how it serves as an impromptu field recorder. I'm at my daughter's right now and used her Rogue dreadnought acoustic guitar with the original strings... it doesn't sound bad at all for a very inexpensive guitar.

The only mixing I did on this was to pull it into GarageBand and trim the excess from the beginning and end, and then to EQ it a bit. I think iPod Touch's little mic does a pretty good job. What do you think?

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Lyrics
C G7
I am weak but Thou art strong
C
Jesus keep me from all wrong
C7 F
I'll be satisfied as long
C G7 C
As I walk let me walk close to Thee

Refrain:
C G7
Just a closer walk with Thee
G7 C
Grant it Jesus is my plea
C7 F
Daily walking close to Thee
C G7 C
Let it be dear Lord let it be

C G7
When my feeble life is o'er
G7 C
Time for me shall be no more
C7 F
Guide me gently safely o'er
C G7 C
To Thy kingdom shore to Thy shore

repeat refrain

C G7
When life's sun sinks in the west
G7 C
Lord may I have done my best
C7 F
May I find sweet peace and rest
C G7 C
In that happy home of the blessed

repeat refrain

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Song Stats
Hits: 2756
Comments: 44
Fans: 21
Plays: 127
Downloads: 66

Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010 - 09:48:36 AM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 09:00:18 PM Last Played: Aug 08, 2017 - 03:52:54 PM
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Hardware:
iPod Touch 4th Gen, Rogue dreadnought acoustic
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
Calchas said 2550 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Hi Jack!
Mic sounds pretty OK. I'm kind of surprised actually.

You do this sort of thing well anyway my friend. Nice job overall!

Take care!
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Dadai.2 said 2550 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Really not a bad mic...
for song sketches and other field recordings of songs. It's only a mono mic, but I think the dynamics are pretty decent for such a puny little mic... just a tiny dot on the back of the iPod Touch.

Thanks Micheal.

D
Roxylee said 2550 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Sounds good to me, Jack
I had no idea an iPod mic could sound this good. What a handy little field recorder!
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Hey Roxy...
Amazing what Apple keeps coming up with....

cheers,
D
Lardo said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Spontaneous revival

Oh, man. And here I am totin' 'round a 7 MB iPod Touch which has NO mic. I gotta get me one of the new generation iPods. What do you think, Jack – does it replace our beloved Zoom H2? This sounds real good. Makes me want to chime in. And I don't mean tinkling my little wind chime hanging from the lilac bush in the back yard.

This sounds like a Old West tent revival! Love it! May I post it at www.RadioHymnal.org?
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Chime in, by all means...
No, it doesn't replace the H2 at all. The H2 really is a studio quality stereo recorder. This iPod T. mic is nice, real nice, but much more limited. But for a quick recording... for song sketches, and even a recording to post like this one... not bad at all.

D
johnwhitehead said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Closer walk
I've always loved this song. Great unadorned singing and playing.
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
One of my faves too

Thanks John. Good to have you drop in and leave such nice comments.

D
awigze said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
yup
sounds like this is working... on more than one level. : )
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
heheh...

thanks Andy... for leveling with me...
;-)

Jack
Warren Smith said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
tiny microphone, big deal
For several years now I have relied extensively on the tiny microphone carried in my front pocket to make on the spot recordings of song ideas (usually whistled), create sketches (usually a strummed unamplyfied electic guitar)and to capture atomospheric tonalities (birds, traffic, conversations, background noise and whatever other enviromental sounds catch my ear).

In my case, it's the tiny microphone built into an iPhone. I'm guessing it's the same mike Apple puts into the iPod.

Most recently I was at the shore catching some sounds of the crashing waves - with sea gulls squawking - which got added as ambient sounds to a song about the seashore.

In short, I have found this little microphone to be an essential component to my music making.

This sounds fine to me. I like its immediacy. It feels like I am in the same room with you and you have just pulled down the guitar off the shelf and are letting it rip.
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Indeed Warren...
and these various electronic devices keep getting smaller and smaller, and better and better. Amazing.

Thanks for sitting down in the same room and listening!

D
fasteddie said 2549 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Hey that thing works pretty well
These new fangled contraptions; what'll they think of next.

Not bad tone from the guitar.

Good song! I've been hearing a lot of inspirational music lately. Someday I'm going to freak everyone out and do one myself. :)
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Dadai.2 said 2549 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Inspire away Eddie...
Sing a song and give us a call to listen.

Thanks!
Jack
Symphony101 said 2549 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Cool
Yes, it worked well ! And this is a fantastic song. Loved it.
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Dadai.2 said 2548 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
mic-works....
it is a wonderful song to sing, very uplifting. Thanks for stopping in Symph...

D
Ed Hannifin said 2548 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Pretty good....
...for a "memo" mic... although that graphic looks like it's an RCA ribbon memo mic, with a nice preamp....

Got a decent blend between the guitar and the vocal, wherever you placed it... I'm assuming it's a mono mic, but is it?


Dadai.2 said 2548 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
memo is...

mono. So I just plunked myself in front of the iPod, about 2 feet away. I just bought (.99) that makes it into a stereo recorder, as recommended by Jim B in the Mikey thread. Thanks Ed.

D
speedonl said 2547 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
Amazing
result from this little thing, I use it sometimes to record ideas, it's really ideal! Nice song and well performed
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
thanks speedoni....
yes, an amazing little recorder. Thanks for taking time to listen.

Jack
crissew said 2547 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
Pretty darn good
quality from that ipod mic! Love that old school country feel to this piece. Well done!
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
old school country....
I like that description. Thanks Charles!

D
guitapick said 2547 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
A hymn...
...really nicely done, Jack. Simple and direct, as it should be. Sweet.
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
thanks Bob...

Really much appreciated.

D
egobandit said 2547 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
all that
on an Ipod wow amazing, YOu sound stunning love this kind of folky rocky straight up git and singing all you need now is some harp and your golden! In some parts you sound a bit like Elvis!
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
hey Tim....

I like to think that at certain moments I'm channeling Elvis.... LOL!

Glad to have your seal of approval.... keep on keeping on in Florida.

D
DWL said 2547 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
Pretty damn good
for mic like that.

Who needs a Rode anyway?

Cheers

Dick
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
pretty damn good...

for a mic, indeed Dick. I was surprised. Back to basics?
Thanks mate,

D
magnatone said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
Just a Closer Walk
wow - that's an ipod mic? incredible! the guitar sounds much better than "not bad at all" - this just sounds great Jack2 - thanks!
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Dadai.2 said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
maggieK...
Thanks!

D
Outtaorbit said 2546 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
Damn.......
Oh and you put in the cords.... can you do Further Along, I love that song.
Nicely done.
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Dadai.2 said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Further (Farther?) Along...
Let me check it out. Thanks Outta....

D
jdholliday said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Jack!
this is awesome! Actually this gives the recording a cool old record quality, your voice sounds great! I love this old Hymn, thanks for posting it brother, really made my night! Hey Katy said you got a little Elvis in your voice!
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Dadai.2 said 2545 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
many thanks jd...
Your comments are gracious and welcomed, especially Katy's re: Elvis! heheh.
This song is such a great old classic. It really expresses the essence of simple trust in Jesus.

thanks again,
Jack
michaeljayklein said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
I'm here!
Oh good grief--yanno, I favorited this at work knowing I wanted to hear it and to be honest, I done forgot (just saw you advertise it in chat Jack). Yanno, I played the organ in a Catholic church in my teens and while their music was very beautiful, I often wished they'd used some of the great spiritual songs like this now and then--I've always liked this one. Very good work and man, I love that syncopation (both vocally and instrumentally) that you bounced into this. Excellent version of this Jack--thanks again!
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Dadai.2 said 2545 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
old spirituals indeed...
As you so well know, there is a storehouse of old tunes from way-back that need to be brought
way-forward. Thanks Michael for you kind comments. Best to you.

Jack
Vic Holman said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
ipod
the new i pod touch is pretty cool huh?

pretty good sound for the built in mike. you are coming through nice and clear here.

i actually video/audio recorded me doing a demo of a upcoming tune.... it's on my facebook page
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Dadai.2 said 2541 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
Cool device indeed!

I'm caught up in exploring the limits of this little iPod Touch.

Cheers Vic...

D
alackbass said 2545 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (iPod Touch mic)
Impressive little recording. I had no idea that could be done with an iPod Touch. You taught me something new tonight.
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Dadai.2 said 2484 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
iPod Touch mic...

yes, not a bad little mic for the impromptu recording moment!. Thanks Andrew...

D
RAVENS said 2545 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Wow
This is a such a clear vocal recording. So very impressive, wowzers! Wonderful voice, of course, and the guitar sounds just as great!

RAVEN ;-)
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Dadai.2 said 2200 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
Ravens...
too gracious you are. And, thank you...

D
Jarvoid said 2542 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
Even for
a technophobe luddite like me that is impressive....and the song is pretty good too !

I see your reply to Lardo about the zoom H2,which i presume is a smaller version of my somewhat beat up Zoom MRS 8 ? but just realised that I have never tried the built in mic on that little box either....so hand me my trunks ,I'm going in !!
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alackbass said 2318 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
2nd Listen!
I was considering doing a track with the voice memo app but opted to use the multitrack app instead. I may yet try one of these. You've inspired me!
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