FAQs

General (15)

We call the Artinoise re.corder an ‘augmented’ recorder for the modern age. It is basically a real, acoustic sounding soprano recorder in C with an internal electronic that implement many functionalities through sensors and bluetooth connectivity. You can turn on the electronic, connect to your mobile platform where our free app is running and play to a score, with the sound of many other instruments, with a virtual teacher or with your friends connected to the same tablet or phone. Or, you can connect to your host PC and use every virtual instrument, on every platform that is compatible with MIDI over BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). re.corder can be played in 3 modes: 1) as a classic recorder – In the traditional analogue sense, no app connection is required or battery drainage. 2) as a classic recorder with digital output – Use the app as a digital teaching tool or enjoy the sound output from the app with earphone or speakers. Use ARTinoise’s iOS app to play assisted mode, virtual teacher, share with classmates or social media accounts. 3) as a MIDI controller – output playback with other sounds such as wind, string, wood, keyboard, percussion and synthetic instruments. Use as a MIDI controller with ARTinoise’s app or any platform which supports MIDI over BLE. watch this video to learn more about re.corder https://youtu.be/xuWZp4qaF2g

re.corder was born thanks to the contribution of nearly a thousand backers from all over the world through a crowdfunding campaign launched on Kickstarter and Indiegogo between Oct  and Sept..
At the beginning of 2021, the first production was made, almost entirely for the backers of the project while Artinoise begun to introduce the product to the general public by partnering with musicians and social media influencers in various parts of the world.

The suggested retail price is 149€ (excluding shipping costs).
The price may vary slightly depending on the distributor/shop.
Click here to get your re.corder

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The ‘acoustic’ fingering is Baroque, allowing for forked positions and correct pitch on many notes and variations. The holes of the recorder have embedded invisible capacitive sensors and the C, D and thumb holes are doubled to allow sharp notes and octave switch. With the app configuration page you can change between different fingering and scales and even setup your own, also allowing for microtuning fingerings. This will allow other instruments fingering styles like tin whistle, bagpipes, and your own!

Absolutely, you can switch octaves up/down covering the whole 0-127 midi notes span. You can decrease an octave by pressing the CIRCLE + TRIANGLE keys simultaneously and increase an octave by pressing the CIRCLE + SQUARE keys simultaneously,

Sure you can. Put the cap on, plug your headphones in your smartphone or tablet and you’re ready to go. Your neighbours won’t have any reasons to complain and you’ll be free to play as much as you like!

yes! the re.corder can be used as a controller even without blowing.
This can be useful for people with disabilities or conditions that render difficult breathing and/or to use the recorder on a flat surface playing it as a piano or percussion pad.
Learn more about this by watching this video https://youtu.be/xuWZp4qaF2g

Yes it can be polyphonic.
We are studying also a way of associating chords to buttons!
There are a few demo videos in our YoutTube Channel https://bit.ly/39xd5dF where the re.corder is played this way.

You will need an adapter, unless your synth has Bluetooth MIDI in.
The re.corder connects only through MIDI over BLE which is a wireless MIDI standard and allows for full wireless MIDI compatibility.
Your Synth probably does not read BLE MIDI in but it is likely that your laptop or smartphone will.
Both modern versions of Windows and OSX support it and IOS does as well. Latest versions of Android does connect reliably with BLE midi controllers. More info to come.

Learn more about this topic by reading the following post on our FB Group
“How to connect your re.corder directly to MIDI instruments (without a computer or smartphone)” https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/learning_content?filter=140443004736938&post=1051832435585394

The re.corder uses an internal rechargeable battery that can be refilled using any USB port or powerbank.
You can’t change batteries on it, but it is lighter and more efficient this way.

BLE midi latency is inherently very low (few milliseconds). Depending on the host platform, the software used and CPU performance, your final latency (midi + audio) may vary. Normally, with most systems, the latency is not noticeable in most situations but might require some adjustments from the player when working in close sync with other instruments at virtuoso speeds.

You can currently buy re.corder on the Thomann website.

 

We are working to distribute ARTinoise re.corder on all continents through local distributors in order to make the price as advantageous as possible for you.

Additional stores where you can buy the product will be added as they become available.

Of course you can, and we would be delighted. We have created a specific group on Facebook where we give support to users, where they exchange experiences with re.corder, and also discuss about future developments. Join us here https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/ to interact with early adopters and help the further development of re.corder with your ideas!

You can watch several videos made with re.corder in our YouTube channel https://bit.ly/39xd5dF
In addition to the videos made directly by us in the channel you will find a section dedicated to video reviews and musical performances of various YouTubers.

We recommend you to join the Re.corder Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/, where you can interact with early adopters and see what they are doing with re.corder.

Also, follow us on social media

Simply connect the headphone output of your smartphone or tablet with a cable to the AUX input of a speaker.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Avoid using a speaker connected to Bluetooth as the delay in sound reproduction will not allow you to play correctly.

Troubleshooting (5)

As soon as the app is installed, the soundbank is downloaded.
Please wait for the download to complete before closing the application!
On the pairing process: place and hold your thumb on the “circle” button before and during connection.

When playing re.corder in digital mode a “clean” fingering it is definitely needed. But don’t worry, you’ll get used very quickly.
It is important to keep the fingers of the right hand away from the touch sensors. So you will have to get used to not touching the D5 or C5 or B5 by keeping the fingers of the right hand on the holes.
Please be careful to rely only on right-hand thumb and lips to “hold” the instrument.
A suitable resting position for your pinky is half an inch toward the bell end. This allows you to balance the instrument and not interfere with the fingering detection.

If the blue led is steady on and when you touch the RECTANGLE or TRIANGLE button the green led blinks, it means that the re.corder is still connected to something, so it will not turn off.
Try to disconnect it from the App in Settings > Devices or turn off the bluetooth on your smartphone or pc.
When not connected the re.corder will automatically turn off after 2 minutes. You can force the disconnection by pressing for at least 6 seconds the CIRCLE RECTANGLE TRIANGLE keys.

To report any App bugs please send an email to appsupport@artinoise.com with screenshots information about your device and operating system.
Thank you!

For technical support you can write an email to appsupport@artinoise.com specifying the devices and operating system you are using.
However, we strongly recommend you to join our Community on Facebook where you can receive support from both Admins and other re.corder users and exchange opinions on the instrument, share your performances and propose ideas on next developments.
See you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/

Using re.corder (15)

The ‘acoustic’ fingering is Baroque, allowing for forked positions and correct pitch on many notes and variations. The holes of the recorder have embedded invisible capacitive sensors and the C, D and thumb holes are doubled to allow sharp notes and octave switch. With the app configuration page you can change between different fingering and scales and even setup your own, also allowing for microtuning fingerings. This will allow other instruments fingering styles like tin whistle, bagpipes, and your own!

Absolutely, you can switch octaves up/down covering the whole 0-127 midi notes span. You can decrease an octave by pressing the CIRCLE + TRIANGLE keys simultaneously and increase an octave by pressing the CIRCLE + SQUARE keys simultaneously,

You will need an adapter, unless your synth has Bluetooth MIDI in.
The re.corder connects only through MIDI over BLE which is a wireless MIDI standard and allows for full wireless MIDI compatibility.
Your Synth probably does not read BLE MIDI in but it is likely that your laptop or smartphone will.
Both modern versions of Windows and OSX support it and IOS does as well. Latest versions of Android does connect reliably with BLE midi controllers. More info to come.

Learn more about this topic by reading the following post on our FB Group
“How to connect your re.corder directly to MIDI instruments (without a computer or smartphone)” https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/learning_content?filter=140443004736938&post=1051832435585394

BLE midi latency is inherently very low (few milliseconds). Depending on the host platform, the software used and CPU performance, your final latency (midi + audio) may vary. Normally, with most systems, the latency is not noticeable in most situations but might require some adjustments from the player when working in close sync with other instruments at virtuoso speeds.

Here’s a first video tutorial on the basic use of re.corder.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJz6LZ7UFFL7_mMp7FdwQiA

The video is in italian language but on YouTube it is possible to activate subtitles in english, french, spanish and japanese.
We hope you like it and that it will help you take your first steps with the instrument.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://bit.ly/39xd5dF not to miss any future tutorial

You can download the beta version of the User Manual for re.corder here  http://www.artinoise.com/appdownload/


At the moment the manual is only in English and there are some topics that still need more details. We intend to complete it as soon as possible and translate it into the main languages.

Download the re.corder App for iPhone and iPad from Apple Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/re-corder/id1537534586

Download the re.corder App for Huawei from Huawei AppGallery https://appgallery.huawei.com/#/app/C103816919

To connect re.corder on MacOs follow the steps below or watch the video tutorial here >  https://youtu.be/aMLLNesgwd4

Step 1 – Enable Bluetooth

Step 2 – Open “Audio Midi Setup”

Step 3 – Window -> select “Show MIDI Studio”

Step 4 – Click “Bluetooth” button

Step 5 – A list of bluetooth devices to choose from is shown. Select re.corder. You’re ready to go! Now you can use re.corder as midi instrument with your favourite DAW (Garageband, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, FL Studio etc.)

Read this step by step guide with pics here https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/learning_content/?filter=140443004736938

To connect re.corder on Windows 10 follow the steps below or watch the video tutorial here >  https://youtu.be/aMLLNesgwd4

To make it easier, more intuitive and reliable to use re.corder in MIDI mode on Windows 10, we have created the Re.corder Bridge, a simple application that relies on the excellent loopMIDI.
It’s a beta version, so let us know if it works for you and feel free to suggest how it can be improved.

Step 1 . If you don’t already use it, first download loopMIDI on your pc https://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/loopmidi.html
Install it and create a MIDI port by clicking on the symbol on the left leave the app open.

Step 2.  Download the Re.corder Bridge http://bit.ly/recorderbridge and install it on your pc.

Step 3. Open the Re.corder Bridge, connect re.corder and keep your finger on the circle button of the recorder when pairing. While playing you should see the note appearing in the UI. At this point you should hear the windows synthesis (Microsoft GS Wavetable synth is selected in the combo at the top).

Step 4. Select the virtual device from the combo

Step 5.  Connect the virtual device in your DAW

Troubleshooting: If you still don’t hear any sound after performing the above procedure, check the re.corder connection on loopMIDI, if the “Total Data” value is 0 the connection has not been established correctly. You can try repeating the procedure or you can try using an alternative application to re.corder bridge such as MIDIBerry or Bluetooth LE Explorer.

You can also read this step by step guide with pics here https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/learning_content/?filter=140443004736938

We recommend to use the cleaning stick included in the box.
In general, the normal one-piece flute brush, which consists of a stick covered at the end with a small roll of sponge, is sufficient.
A small piece of absorbent sponge can be used to clean the inside of the finger holes.
Carry out cleaning operations when the instrument is switched off.
The windway is where the pressure sensor is located. We strongly advise against inserting any rigid object to clean this part. A pretty common practice of recorder’s players is to “suck” humidity from the windway when needed.

You can find the charts showing the response curves available within the re.corder app here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354676155526649/media/albums

The X (horizontal) axis represents total parameter range (0 – 100%).

The Y (vertical) axis represents the CC value transmitted (0 – 127).

For technical support you can write an email to appsupport@artinoise.com specifying the devices and operating system you are using.
However, we strongly recommend you to join our Community on Facebook where you can receive support from both Admins and other re.corder users and exchange opinions on the instrument, share your performances and propose ideas on next developments.
See you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/re.corderplayersunite/

Simply connect the headphone output of your smartphone or tablet with a cable to the AUX input of a speaker.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Avoid using a speaker connected to Bluetooth as the delay in sound reproduction will not allow you to play correctly.