I bought a Blue Mikey microphone for iPhone/iPod to do recordings of concerts and other events. To test it out, I went to a local carousel and made a recording of the barrel organ. I used the free Blue Fire software and started recording. I’m pretty impressed by the sound quality. There was quite some wind and a lot of noise from the people around.
I used Audacity the reduce the rumbling noise from the wind – other than that, it’s the original recording. Check it out (mp3)
The next time I’m going to visit the Musikautomaten Museum in Seewen, I’ll also bring this along and do a couple of recordings.