Busker Vs sound of Sainsbury’s shopping trollies! Winter Song - with 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

Busker Vs sound of Sainsbury’s shopping trollies!

Winter Song - with 3 string Cigar Box Guitar and MacGyvered F# Irish whistle

It’s gone very chilly this week and I’m just getting over some kind of bug, but ventured out for a short busk for a couple of hrs this week. As you can see I’m dressed for warmth, not glamour!
Just to my left, out of shot is Sainsburys, with shopping trollies continuously toing and froing. I nearly didn’t post this because of that, then decided it’s all part of busking, and it’s probably good to show some of the challenges?!
My Zoom H2N that I used for the sound on my last video is playing up, so this is just sound from the video camera (Zoom Q2N)
I’ve realised that the better sound on the last video wasn’t just from using the H2N, but also because my vocals are going through my harmony pedal (TC Helicon Voicetone Harmony - GXT) which has a tone button, that makes the vocals smoother and brighter, so I think the vocals are still pretty clear. (so are the trollies!)
I’ve been eying up the Zoom Q8 as it has it’s own mikes, plus two 1/4”/XLR combo inputs. Then I saw there’s a new one - Zoom Q8N 4K, which seems similar sound wise, but the video quality is better. More than twice the price though, and I’m pretty sure the computer I have atm couldn’t cope with editing 4K video..

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Comment by bemuzic on December 11, 2022 at 2:43am

thanks A.D. Ha yes I definitely often overthink things! Happy Christmas to you :-)

Comment by A.D.EKER on December 11, 2022 at 1:48am

maybee like some of us we overthink things to much ,but that was a sweet tune Be nothing rong whit the sound at all ,and think you are busking and for me it still sounded like you was in a studio, all them people rusching by no sound at all ,if that pickup (microphone) that u used did its job it whoed not sound like it did , there must have been some editing on a computer aftewards, in any case sweet , the darkness you and i , marvelous consentration in exicution ! Merry Christmas and a Happy NYear! 

Comment by bemuzic on December 10, 2022 at 1:34am

thanks a lot Poorness

Comment by Poorness Studios on December 9, 2022 at 1:53pm
I really loved this. There's something about the lyrics and the way you sing them. It felt really vulnerable and true.
Comment by bemuzic on December 9, 2022 at 8:43am

Thanks John, yes we're having a pretty cold spell atm here. Happy Christmas to you and Linda. Figgy pudding on the way ;-)

Comment by Uncle John on December 9, 2022 at 4:44am

Looks cold.  Sounds beautiful and seasonal.  This one hit me nicely.  Lovely.  Happy Christmas to you and yours. 

Oh that, whistle sounds nice. 

Please bring me some figgy pudding

Comment by bemuzic on December 9, 2022 at 2:05am

thanks Brian and Doug

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on December 8, 2022 at 4:28pm

You are one dedicated busker Belinda! It’s always a treat to watch you artfully work your craft. I concur with Brian, great tune!

Comment by BrianQ. on December 8, 2022 at 2:08pm

A nice mellow tune :)

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