Giving it a try

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Giving it a try

Postby spud camp » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:38 pm

I'm knew to trying to record and really have no idea where to begin. I am doing it form home and was thinking about using audacity. I was messing around and tried to record just some test stuff. It sound really flat on the play back, I don't have any mics just the computer, I know that might be why. I am hoping for any tips, and or advice on recording. Keep in mind this is mostly just for me, so I'm not looking for any high end stuff. Just something that sounds pretty good.
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RE: Giving it a try

Postby mickeypainless » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:38 pm

>>>have no idea where to begin

Begin by pluggin in, hittin the record button and strikin a chord!:+
Funny things happen at first when ya start recording yer own stuff Spud.... if yer like me you will be soooooo critical of everything you lay down. Ya just gotta take the plunge! Good luck!
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RE: Giving it a try

Postby lightninboy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:38 pm

You need a good mic.
I use an AKG C1000s.
Not too expensive, but it does the job.
With that, some software,(I hear you can get some good stuff free) and a little work, (mic placement,etc.)you'll get a decent sound!
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RE: Giving it a try

Postby savage » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:43 pm

yes, i would also recommend purchasing at least an external mic. They sell some cheap ones for about $9 at computer stores. While these may not be great, it will sound better than the internal mic.
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RE: Giving it a try

Postby the lips » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:39 pm

It's all about the reverb my friend.

Flatness is really good when you're recording, cos it gives you loads of room to mess around with the sound. Audacity isn't great, and I can't remember if it even has reverb, but it's real easy to use and you can always use amplify and echo to make a sort of reverby sound.
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RE: Giving it a try

Postby slickcat » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:47 pm

Kristal is free and has reverb.
go here:http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php?section=download

I just have a cheap computer mic. It works ok...but not great.
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