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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2008-07-11T02:26:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=10&t=7393 2008-07-11T02:26:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76822#p76822 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>
musicalcarrion wrote:
I'm a big fan of automating stuff so I don't have to do it manually, so I use a lot of command-line stuff:


That's really interesting! (no really! :D )
I hack on half-a-dozen Linux servers at work every day, though it's web apps rather than audio.

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2008-07-10T16:41:44+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76787#p76787 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>
michelle wrote:
Where did you get that voice!!!!mm mmmmm 8)


I found it abandoned on the side of the road. :-)

I haven't been singing for very long and I'm self-taught. It improves the more I work on it, but it's still not bad for an Aussie...

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2008-07-10T02:05:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76753#p76753 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>

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2008-07-09T17:30:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76735#p76735 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>
michelle wrote:
http://www.myspace.com/michellefitness1
Recorded this on audacity.


Very nice!

michelle wrote:
When i used the normalise effect the lead vocal dropped alot of volume.


Did you mix all tracks to a single stereo track and then normalise, or did you normalise it when all tracks were still separate? The former is probably what you want -- otherwise Audacity (and other tools) will normalise what you've told it to (ie, *all tracks independently*). That'll probably cause a strange mix.

By mixing first (saving as a different file/project, so that you still have each master track), you're locking the levels of each track in relationship to each other and normalising the whole lot together.

michelle wrote:
I think im' going to have to remix it. Sometimes when i use the noise removal effect the final recording ends up with a strange kind of digital white noise throughout. Anyone else found that?


Don't use it if you can avoid it. The noise removal feature is kinda cool, but will always colour the sound it leaves behind -- just like most battery-operated noise-cancelling headphones. You're probably better off spending your time trying to eliminate noise before you record it than remove it afterwards. A friend of mine used to refer to stuff like that as 'turd polishing' -- if it's a piece of crap to start with, no amount of polishing will make it any less a piece of crap. :-)

michelle wrote:
Anyway it needs some work but its the first recording where i did and played everything, so i'm a little chuffed.


It's very good. There are a lot of layers there, but they're not competing for aural space (not as easy as it sounds). The guitar sounds like a steel-string acoustic with a pickup that you've direct-recorded, but it doesn't have that plastic sound that so many tend to. You haven't gone overboard with the effects on any of the parts either, which is a mistake people commonly make (I've done it).

Keep it up and keep posting results and draft results.

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2008-07-09T11:44:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76702#p76702 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]> http://www.myspace.com/michellefitness1
Recorded this on audacity. When i used the normalise effect the lead vocal dropped alot of volume. I think im' going to have to remix it. Sometimes when i use the noise removal effect the final recording ends up with a strange kind of digital white noise throughout. Anyone else found that? Anyway it needs some work but its the first recording where i did and played everything, so i'm a little chuffed.

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2008-07-07T23:53:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76628#p76628 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>
grady wrote:
So, what you guys using ??


I'm a big fan of automating stuff so I don't have to do it manually, so I use a lot of command-line stuff:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8781

I control a lot of the multi-track recording process using a MIDI foot controller (Behringer FCB1010) and some software I wrote to glue it all together. *stomp* record track one. *stomp* record track two whilst hearing track one and live track two. *stomp* record track three, whilst hearing all tracks. *stomp* play back a quick mix of all tracks, after mixing, reversing, compressing, re-reversing, adding a touch of reverb and normalising. *stomp* get me another beer from the fridge.... oh wait...

I use Audacity a little too (mainly for cropping tracks). Hydrogen Drum Machine has also had a bit of a workout and I occasionally use (wear?) SoX.

I like to keep the whole lot reasonably portable too. I once did a talk for a bunch of Linux fans on my setup and recorded a multi-track Metal version of the main theme of Rossini's Barber Of Seville opera at the end of the talk. The slides/paper and MP3 are up here, for those that have too much spare time...:

http://www.musicalcarrion.com/tech/

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2008-07-05T12:31:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=76500#p76500 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]> http://www.Eastcoastmobilerecording.com

We record live events! The truck is based around a Quad Eight/Mitsubishi Westar console that at one point of it's life was in residence in studio 3 of Abbey Road Studio. The truck features a triple redundant recording system. We us protools hd with a double back up (4 machines ) of the alesis hd 24. Other features include urei compressors, rev 7 and 5 reverbs, adam and ns10 monitors. Check out our web site! We travel the east coast, and middle of the USA.

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2008-06-12T12:10:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=75467#p75467 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]> Statistics: Posted by johntuggle — Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:10 pm


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2008-05-29T00:05:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=75030#p75030 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]> Statistics: Posted by watertore — Thu May 29, 2008 12:05 am


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2008-05-27T16:49:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7393&p=74994#p74994 <![CDATA[Re: Computer Recording- Who's using what ??]]>
Derekslide wrote:
but I'm thinking about getting a USB mic & a mini mac.


Depending on how many tracks you want to do at once, the Mac mini isn't going to cut it. I don't know whether it's the hard drive (likely) or break-out box drivers, but my MacBook (which is the same computer inside as a Mac mini), can't handle Garageband amp simulations with monitoring for two simultaneous guitar inputs (and eight other tracks being played back too!) - the tracks got recorded, but monitoring just didn't work (drop outs, & high latency). Switching to my four year old G5, and it just gobbled it up - the G5 has slower processors but much faster disks, and the drivers for PowerPC Macs are probably more mature.

One guitar with an amp simulation and monitoring works fine with the MacBook. I know it would work fine with multiple inputs that didn't need amp simulations and/or monitoring.

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