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Videos: Nokia N8 in the Music Room

Yesterday after a game on Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (Guitar/Drums/Mic) some of the guys went up to the music room to play music for real :p.

The room was extremely dark btw with like two tiny 50 watt bulbs (other two had blown – and really needed something like 60-100w, energy saving for the green folk).

Anyway I thought I’d record some of it on the N8 to see how it sounds later on. I was really impressed at how it managed to copy with the loudness. In the drum video we’ll see the limit of the N8 where it starts producing some harsh sounds in recording BUT if you’ve ever played drums or been to a live gig, you know how LOUD they can get and imagine the recording device only being 20cm from it. From about a metre away and more this does not happen.

I’m going to see Sum41 on Monday so we’ll see how it fares there eh? The audio recording quality on the N8 is stellar and beyond any other camera phone and most digital cameras (as sound/video is often an after thought).

What’s great about having such awesome and reliable video and audio quality on the N8 is that (as often mentioned) it’s ALWAYS with you. You might not always have your camera/camcorder, but you always have your phone. Spontaneous recording moments won’t be missed and even if you intended to record, at least by having a phone it’s more subtle (bringing a camera means you kinda wanted some pics/vids).

Nokia N8 in the Music Room

Guitar Solo


AMP is on the left


– Here towards the middle of the video you’ll hear the limits of the N8 recording reached as it is unable to cope with the ridiculously loud drums. As mentioned the N8 is about 20cm from the drum kit.

You’d break your own ear drums were your ears placed where the N8 was.

N8 in the music room 2

Sweet Child of Mine

Stairway to heaven

Guitar Solo 2

Fur Elise

– The Buzzing you can hear is from the piano, and not an artefact in recording.

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  1. October 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    man that cliffs of dover is actually stairway to heaven 🙂

    by led zeppelin

    please rename 😛

    • October 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      Woops, sorry – uploaded wrong video. Will edit:) cheeers for heads up

  2. Al Pavangkanan
    October 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I haven’t been impressed with the N8 audio capture in a concert environment. A lot of my videos have heavy distortion.

    Video quality, however, has been through the roof. Very very impressed with the N8 in that regard.

    Hmmm, maybe I should make a blog post…

    • Roger
      October 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      I hate to say this, but I think you’re doing something wrong somewhere. Why do I say that? Because I’ve seen other videos where there is NO distortion in a concert environment, meaning the N8 is perfectly capable.

  1. October 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

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