My daughter plays piano. So I want to record all her pieces at home and put them on YouTube, but I don’t know what I need to make decent recording. I have a Mason and Hamlin BB Piano, canon r800 camcorder, iPad, computer. I guess I need a audio recorder too, but I don’t know which one, the build in mic is not good. Please give me some suggestions, the simpler the better, I am not skillful at all. Thank you in advance.

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    Hi, congrats on your daughter's skills. However, requests for specific equipment, setups, etc. is outside the scope of this site. One quick thing: the microphones in iPads are very good - check the sound quality through good headphones, not the speakers in the tablet. – Carl Witthoft Mar 6 '19 at 14:49
  • You could buy a cheap external mic for the camera, but you'll likely be just as disappointed as with the built-in microphone. Making an audio recording of a piano and doing it well enough to not be disappointed in the results is no simple thing. The how-to is here: music.stackexchange.com/questions/24167/… Synchronizing audio with video is easily done using most any video editing software. Before your daughter performs, have her visibly clap her hands a few times. Use these claps as reference points to sync the audio and video. – trw Mar 6 '19 at 14:50
  • Any external mic will probably be better than the camera's built-in one, so it's an option worth exploring. However, you'll get the best sound with a condenser mic, which will need additional "phantom" power, since the camera doesn't provide power for external mics. Alternatively, look into portable audio recorders like the Zoom H or Tascam DR range. The advantage of a seperate recorder is that you can place it anywhere in the room where you get the best sound. – Your Uncle Bob Mar 6 '19 at 16:05
  • I mean, just for Youtube, it doesn't have to be great quality... if you are thinking about it as a more serious enterprise, you'll definitely need something more than an iPad... Nevertheless, this is off-topic here. – user45266 Mar 6 '19 at 16:14

The iPad will probably do as good a job as the dedicated video recorder. Put a good-sounding piano in a good-sounding room and find a way to hold the iPad still. If you can arrange an un-fussy background, all the better. I doubt any special equipment was used in e.g. this recording.

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