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Home Inspection: water damage?, home inspector, bellingham
home inspector, bellingham, ferndale: Lilia, You are covering lots of ground there. I cannot give you a specific answer. Is there an overhang over the door? Is there a part of the roof that is over the door. When snow and ice cause a leak, but rain does not, it can be what is called an ice...

Home Inspection: fire rated doors, fire rated doors, fire separation
fire rated doors, fire separation, heat sensor: Hello Richard, First my apologies for the delayed reply. My email has been down for a few days and sporadic before that. I hope that is now corrected. Your question is not clear to me so I ll try to shed some light on the door issue. I assume this...

Home Inspection: point of sale inspection, initial paragraph, plumbing fixtures
initial paragraph, plumbing fixtures, inspection experience: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your question! There is a lot involved in getting a physical inspection; too much too list here. Take some time to interview some local inspectors. You should be looking for an inspector with lots of education and experience with...

Home Inspection: termites, pest control board, structural pest control
Home Inspection: termites, pest control board, structural pest control, structural pest control board

Home Inspection: termites, termite inspection, king of the house home inspection
termite inspection, king of the house home inspection, bellingham home inspection: Barbara, I am not in California but I would doubt it. That is the advantage of having the inspection done prior to closing. Had you had such an inspection, and the inspector missed them, then you could call the inspector. As it is, unless you can prove...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, john mckenna, electrical testers
john mckenna, electrical testers, home hope: It depends what you want. Not all home inspectors do the same job with equal quality. Some use advance tools such as moisture meters, thermal imaging and electrical testers...etc. You get what you pay for. The cost may vary from $300 to $500 for an average...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, narrative format, finished report
narrative format, finished report, home inspection: Hi Henry, I m not sure what you mean by your third try ; would you care to elaborate? The question stands: How do I pass a home inspection? The answer is: There is no pass/fail. Please forgive me if what follows is more basic than your current level...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, home inspections, writeup
home inspections, writeup, home inspection: I would need more information. Are you the seller/owner of a house that was inspected by a buyers inspector? Did you hire licensed contractors to make the repairs? What is the writeup(s) that keeps occurring? Generally home inspections are not pass/fail...

Home Inspection: Home inspection
I guess I would need more information as to what you mean by pass inspection. Is this with the same buyer---different buyers---jurisdictional inspection? Home inspections involved with real estate sales aren t typically considered designed to pass or fail...

Home Inspection: Purchasing a Home to Renovate, john mckenna, couple areas
john mckenna, couple areas, rowhouse: Having a building inspected before you make your final deal is ALWAYS better. Why not? The more you know now, then the better you can make an informed decision. Hope this helps. John McKenna, CMI Certified Master Inspector http://texas-inspection.com...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection Cost, independent attitude, local realtors
independent attitude, local realtors, remember 90: I recommend that you look for a home inspector who has met the qualifications to become a certified master inspector. See this website for a list of inspectors in your state. http://www.certifiedmasterinspector.org/ * completing 1,000 fee-paid inspections...

Home Inspection: electrical outlets in Kitchen and bathrooms for FHA loan, fha loan, gfci outlets
fha loan, gfci outlets, gfci outlet: Lucy, It is not clear from your comment where your GFCI protected outlets are located. GFCI outlets are designed to protect against electrocution when a person causes a ground fault. Water is not the only concern so over the years GFCI has also been required...

Home Inspection: Can I sell my home with plumbing improvements?, bellingham home inspector, ferndale home inspection
bellingham home inspector, ferndale home inspection, king of the house: Ian, Regardless of the circumstances, this sure does not sound like what they call a deal killer at a 100 year old home. As to your first question. If your friend is a real plumber, licensed, I would simply state that most of the plumbing was replaced...

Home Inspection: Wood rotting window not in inspection report
Hi Lauren, As you can imagine this is a difficult question. I guess I would recommend having another home inspector look at it and see if it can be determined if this is something that any home inspector should have caught. Not being there, I don t know...

Home Inspection: subdivision and inspections., home inspection, bellingham home inspector
home inspection, bellingham home inspector, whatcom county home inspection: Joyce, I can answer some of your questions, not everything. I do not know about subdivision fees in Florida. I suggest that you call the subdivision, they must have an acting manager and then ask that person. As to your inspection questions, the following...

Home Inspection: paying for repairs, landlord tenant law, ash management
landlord tenant law, ash management, paul ash: Sorry to hear about that. This is not a home inspection related question. A local real estate attorney would be the resource for information about landlord-tenant law. Loose tiles are a safety hazard and water can cause mold so you do have a valid complaint....

Home Inspection: Selling an inspection, Sell Home Inspection
Sell Home Inspection: Hi JoAnne, A property/home inspection is typically considered a legal document. It does belong to you,however, you may have signed a contract with the inspector(sometimes called and inspection agreement)that prevents the transference of the report/findings....

Home Inspection: Buyer wants seller to pay for septic, laundry machine, septic inspection
laundry machine, septic inspection, laundry room: It sounds like the washer is draining outside which is not allowed in many areas. Instead of another septic system you could look into a waste ejector pump that pumps the washer waste up and into the main house drain. Is there another laundry room in the...

Home Inspection: home inspection, plumbing leaks, property management company
plumbing leaks, property management company, termite inspection: The inspection is not complete until access is made to that crawlspace. If it is too low to the ground to access after an opening is made, that is not good either. You should check to see when the addition was built and if it had a permit. If the crawlspace...

Home Inspection: Cabinets under warranty with builder, bellingham home inspector, bellingham real estate inspector
bellingham home inspector, bellingham real estate inspector, kind of the house: You would want any business lawyer but, honestly, you are right that it is not a case any lawyer would be eager to take on. In the terms of lawyer s cases, it is small potatoes so you would, basically, have to pay for an hour or so of the lawyers time and...

Home Inspection: Advice about home inspection and furnace, carbon monoxide leakage, knob and tube wiring
carbon monoxide leakage, knob and tube wiring, fuse panel: I can t offer real estate advice but can offer some general advice on how to deal with inspection reports. Your report probably says to have an HVAC technician evaluate the furnace. You should ask for his recommendation in writing and use that for your negotiation...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection Question, john mckenna, slab foundation
john mckenna, slab foundation, home warranty: Absolutely, have a home inspection done. There are hundreds of items that need inspected. Many a brand new home that we have inspected turned out have major defects. You just never know. It is the best money you will ever spend. John McKenna, CMI Certified...

Home Inspection: Questionable legitimacy of a home inspection, italian floor tile, breach of contract
italian floor tile, breach of contract, invasive methods: The home inspector is limited to non-invasive methods of inspecting conditions that they observe. Listening to the sound of tiles, along with whatever else he found, sounds reasonable to me. The price of repairs was probably established by another contractor...

Home Inspection: Home inspection report, water supply piping, copper piping
water supply piping, copper piping, plumbing specialist: For each item, you should bring in a qualified Professional to evaluate and give you a cost for the repairs of the listed items (and surprises that they uncover)... before you buy the property. What other logical choice is there? John McKenna, CMI Certified...

Home Inspection: Electrical inspection falsified, electrical inspection, bellingham home inspector
electrical inspection, bellingham home inspector, licensed home inspection washington state: Hi, You have a can of worms there and there is no correct or simple answer. I do not know if you hired a real inspector or a buddy of the seller. If the inspector had a license, if your state has licensing for inspectors, then he had certain standards of...

Home Inspection: public or private, septic company, utility water
septic company, utility water, private system: You can call the city utility/water department and ask them if that address is connected to city sewer. If it is a private system you should call a septic company to pump it out and observe the condition with it open. Then you can proceed with your regular...

Home Inspection: roof leak
Heon, I think your question, as to your possible recourse, needs to be asked of an attorney in your state. That sort of thing varies from state to state as to what a seller might be concealing and responsible for. If you cannot prove the seller knew there...

Home Inspection: Give Home inspection report to seller?, purchase agreement, exact answer
purchase agreement, exact answer, home inspector: You will need a real estate attorney to give you the exact answer on this. Your report may also be considered the property of the inspector who probably had you sign an agreement that had something in it about sending the report to others. My guess is that...

Home Inspection: inspections, real estate contract, furniture rugs
real estate contract, furniture rugs, fish tank: That would depend on the real estate contract. There are lots of differences in the way things are done in each state. Please contact a local attorney to see what is going on exactly. Some questions he will have for you would include these, did you get a...

Home Inspection: Structural Issues
Hi Krish, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I was out of town for a while. I am not sure how much help I am going to be, but I will give it a shot. #1 Hairline cracks in a 60 s house are certainly normal and sometimes even seasonal (get...

Home Inspection: Structural and Termite inspection
I would wait on what the structural engineer says and be available to either allow them to open things up or to be there to open things up for them. Having a bug guy there at the same time would be a huge plus as well. The two together should be able to...

Home Organization: Home Organization, paint color, livable space
paint color, livable space, neutral color: Liz~ First off, don t panic! You said it yourself, you have too much stuff. Don t worry, that is the case with almost everyone I know. I would take a deep breath and attack this situation one step at a time. - Pick the room you wish to re-do. ...

Home Organization: Hello, decorative accent, book shelves
decorative accent, book shelves, accent pieces: Dear Vasilis, ακούσατε or Hello! My father was born in Saloniki. I don t know much Greek but, I did want to say a few words. Okay, when it comes to organizing your room, start by sorting your things out....

Home Organization: How to get started?, professional organizers, professional movers
professional organizers, professional movers, organization experts: Lisa, It can be overwhelming when you sit there and take it all in. Take a deep breath and look at the house by room. Do all the rooms need help? If so, that is okay too. Take it one room at a time. To answer your question, there are some services...

Home Organization: washcloths, tile man, towel racks
tile man, towel racks, towel rack: That is a bit of a pain. But rest assure, there are all kinds products out there. There are even suction cup towel racks for the shower or just about anywhere else you can think of. Perhaps you can install one in the shower or even use one on the outside....

Home Organization: wet washcloths, washcloths, washcloth
washcloths, washcloth, hamper: Amy~ Wet washcloths can collect bacteria even in just a few hours. Rather than throwing the wet washcloths into the hamper thus making everything in the hamper smell horrible, let them air dry first. If you use a new washcloth every time you shower...

Home Organization: papers everywhere, plastic storage containers, step at a time
Home Organization: papers everywhere, plastic storage containers, step at a time, boxes

Home Organization: papers everywhere, sister and brother, kids rooms
sister and brother, kids rooms, baby stuff: Dear Elsa, Okay take a deep breath. Take on one task at a time and you will soon find that you have accomplished your goal of organization. First things first, the storage for the closets. Of course use the top shelf and put some stuff there. Second,...

Home Organization: organization, search jewelry, jewelry stax
search jewelry, jewelry stax, amazon: Gail~ You have just described may possible things but, I will give it a try. I m thinking a jewelry organizer would work best. They are inexpensive for the most part and will hold everything you mentioned and then some. Perhaps these links will help...

Home Recording: How 2 start a home cheap recording studio with a pc., usb audio interface, mackie mixers
usb audio interface, mackie mixers, sony acid: The best mixer for your $ are Mackie mixers. There are small affordable mixers that cost as little as $199 such as the DFX6. But if you want to get started right away w/o a mixer a usb audio interface can plug right into your speakers an act as a subsitute...

Home Recording: Audio Setup, cheap bookshelves, rca rcd147
cheap bookshelves, rca rcd147, inch woofer: Hello,Mike,...What I Did,and,use,are Mordaunt-Short s(circa 1989),W/8 inch woofer,(they are British upper level Bookshelve s large,for an average listener s Aural Take ); Mirage M-260 s.(circa 1985),W/6.5 inch Woofer,(they are Canadien High End Audio Bookshelves,(slightly...

Home Recording: Audiophile 2496, audiophile 2496, tube mic
audiophile 2496, tube mic, rack space: Hello,Alex,...TheXenyx Series mixers come with a 2 channel USB interface,so you can use that to get into your computer,but for Condensers,you might want,say,Behringers T1953,Ultragain Tube Mic preamp,$149.00,or their,Mic200 Tube ultragain,$49.00,1953 is 2...

Home Recording: Basic Set Up!!, yamaha psr 350, delta 1010lt
yamaha psr 350, delta 1010lt, music vocals: Hello Vidi,...Lexicon s Omega,or,their Alpha,will do what you want,and,comes with Cubase software too.They are USB interfaces.Or you can go with a M-Audio Delta 1010Lt,...$199.(a PCI card)You will need a microphone,and,cable,Behringer,or,MXL,make good inexpensive...

Home Recording: bass, recording on computer, bridge pickup
recording on computer, bridge pickup, demo product: Hey Jimmie, the main rule in recording is: shit in, shit out. (Pardon the expression!) lol In any case, it basically means that if you didn t capture the sound you were looking for off the floor, do it again. If you start accepting sounds that are of poor...

Home Recording: Converting my Tascam 464 tape into Digital?, analogue to digital converters, track tape recorder
analogue to digital converters, track tape recorder, hardware recommendations: in short, ou need software that is capable of recording 4 tracks, and 4 tracks simultaneously. AND you need Analogue-to-Digital converters..4 channels of them. specific hardware recommendations are outside of my ability to recommend for this. I might...

Home Recording: Converting tape to digital, cassette tape player, soundblaster card
cassette tape player, soundblaster card, stereo mixer: Hello,Steve,...Right click the speaker icon on your taskbar,click on options-properties,select the record button for your soundcards mixer,click ok;the mixer should pop up,make sure you have the line in,or stereo mixer box checked.You should be good to go.Let...

Home Recording: cpu usage, cubase sx 2, asio drivers
cubase sx 2, asio drivers, athlon 2600: Hello,again,Jose,...Go into control panel/system /properties/performance options/advanced,..processor scheduling;click on adjust performance of; Background Services,click ok.This is to for ASIO drivers.If you are not using them,install,and,use them.They are...

Home Recording: Digital download, rca digital voice recorder, digital voice recorder
rca digital voice recorder, digital voice recorder, left hand corner: Hello,Victor,.. go to.www partnersinrhyme.com/pc/pcConv...,at the bottom of the page should be a Voc2Wav converter,(you will have to download it)At the bottom of the page,right click Twave21,and,click,open.If given the option,click,Run,not save.Files should...

Home Recording: Digitally Recording Multiple Voices ina Roundtable Discussion, types of microphones, gear recommendations
types of microphones, gear recommendations, preamps: Okay. 11-14 people are a LOT to mic individually, and I suspect that unless your environment is EXTREMELY live , or reverberant, you won t need to. I would suggest 1 mic for every two or three people, placed on small desk stands. You can always suggest...

Home Recording: e-mailing tracks, powered mixer, decent program
powered mixer, decent program, host interfaces: Hello again Tony,...Most DAWs support Host interfaces,made by whomever,...Protools,...not so much...You dont need a Powered mixer,a good line level mixer will do fine.youll want something that can handle a bunch of low impedence mics,(Behringer),Maybe a firewire...

Home Recording: Digital download, voice manager, digital voice
Home Recording: Digital download, voice manager, digital voice

Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, tiny button
Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, tiny button, exact model

Home Recording: Home Recording Mics, condenser mic, pre amp
condenser mic, pre amp, focusrite: Hello,Jared,...I don t think it s the Mic,if you have to scream;if there is a lot of background noise,you are not getting a good preamp signal from the mic.you should be able to get a great signal from a condenser,(with a decent preamp,which the focusrite...

Home Recording: Home recording solo jazz guitar, m audio delta 1010, solo jazz guitar
m audio delta 1010, solo jazz guitar, light bridge: Hello again,Jack,...I am going to a firewire interface,Profire light bridge by,M-Audio,so I can t tell you Not to use them.I think maybe they are faster than USB,but I Don t USE that format,so,I m biased.Digidesign s Firewire410 $299 ;Presonus s Firebox,(comes...

Home Recording: home music room, weight concrete, concrete blocks
weight concrete, concrete blocks, electric guitars: Hi Frances - For the building it self, soundproofing requires lots of weight... concrete blocks, cement, sand on the floor. This will result in less thud leaking throughout the neighborhood. Drums, electric guitars, etc. contain decibels. If eventual studio...

Home Recording: home recording equipment, digital audio sequencer, home recording studio
digital audio sequencer, home recording studio, home recording equipment: Hello,Rich,...Aren t we all,(on a budget),I would direct you to Electronic Musician,search Desktop studio on any budget,July,2005,and you will see that they call a low priced windows based studio,in the $5000.00 range,ummm.However,in their Higher Priced w/b...

Home Recording: home recording set up, hp media center, midi capability
hp media center, midi capability, 2gb ram: Hello,again,Lee,....Send me another message,and,make it private.I will be better able to Talk to you rather than type to you,I ll get you my email,and,we ll take it from there,but, Frankly, A 16 bit device, limits you to,well,16 bits,at 44.1/48Khz,and,while...

Home Recording: home studio setup, mixer interface, tascam 2488mkii
mixer interface, tascam 2488mkii, yamaha aw2400: Hell Ray,...I don t use All in one Recorders,and,if you were going to use a computer,why complicate matters,using both ? A good mixer;Interface;Daw;CD burner,coupled with a Fast computer;lots of Ram;a separate hard drive for Audio files,and,you have a better...

Home Recording: Lifeless Vocal!, renaissance compressor, tonal variations
renaissance compressor, tonal variations, la2a: Hey Franklyn, I do hear what you re talking about, but I think it s pretty easy to fix using a good compressor. Try using Waves Renaissance compressor, or if you have the cash, get yourself a UAD-1 card & get an La2A or an 1176 LN on that track & it will...

Home Recording: MIDI/Alesis SR-16, alesis sr, midi track
alesis sr, midi track, midi recording: Hey Tim, you can actually do both. If you just want the drum machine to play back what you program onto tracks in PT, then just plug it into the line ins & you re done. But, you can also have the drum machine slaved to PT, in which case it you could record...

Home Recording: noises in background, producers edition, adapter cables
producers edition, adapter cables, radio shack: Hi Jimmie - Although this is beyond my area of expertise (as I m an analogue guy), you need to take a stereo out from your mixer. From there go into the stereo line/aux in to the sound card. You can purchase adapter cables (sound card consists of 1/8 stereo...

Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, peavey website
condenser mics, peavey website, powered mixer: Hi Brian - I m not familiar with this board but...Just a brief explanation about phantom power : There are so many phantom power supplies out there today, which I can t keep up with today.  However a true phantom power supply functions from 0 Volts -...

Home Recording: Pioneer RT-909 4-Track, pioneer rt, r2r
pioneer rt, r2r, google: Hello,Eric,...Nope,..,You Can record 4 tracks,But only 2 in each direction,(I m not sure if it will Record in both directions,but when you fill up one side,just switch reels,and start recording on the other side.It will play in Both directions.You can cram...

Home Recording: Pro Tools vs Other, pro tools software, samplitude studio
pro tools software, samplitude studio, delta 1010: Hello,Patrick,...Ummm,that Protools,....won t work without m-audio,or digidesign hardware.Yeah,bugs me too,so I don t use it.(I have it,but my Delta 1010 died).You might try going to software4free.org/homerecording ,and download Audacity.I don t know if...

Home Recording: pci vs usb/firewire, yamaha keyboard, virtual midi
yamaha keyboard, virtual midi, presonus firestudio: Hello,Ron,...Yes.PCI card operates off the motherboard s card Buss.USB/Firewire operate off separate BUss s fed by,...wire.Fast/but,I use PCI.That is my Preference,Yes,you can use them on different computers,(all three types)PCI will not go in a laptop.I have...

Home Recording: pro tools le, signal problem, desk top
signal problem, desk top, hardware setup: Hey Albert, open Pro Tools, go to the window menu & choose workspace. When that window opens, you ll see your disks on the left & 2 columns on the top of the window that that have an A & a V in them. Make sure that there is an R in both columns in the...

Home Recording: pro tools m compatibility, audio interface, pro tools
audio interface, pro tools, alpa: Hello,Kent,...No,and,yes.M-powered will not even open unless it senses a digidesign,or,m-audio interface.The Alpha is a good unit though,and,will work with almost any other DAW.You can get a inexpensive M-Audio interface for the protools.Hope this helps,...Mace.....

Home Recording: Recording, behringer mixer, powered speakers
behringer mixer, powered speakers, control rm: Hello,again Michael,...You Don t have direct outs,so,...the Behringer manual gives you several options,hook the card up to your main outputs to sound card inputs L/R,hook your soundcard L/R to your CD/Tape inL/R on the mixer,Turn your levels Down!!! hook your...

Home Recording: Recording drums at home, home studio 9, miking drums
home studio 9, miking drums, sympathetic vibrations: Hi Tony - I have my own Cakewalk program (Home Studio 9), that I no longer use. I used it for horn overdubs to existing tracks. Your idea of drum tracking sounds nightmare-ish, especially with Cakewalk. My philosophy of drum miking differs in many ways,...

Home Recording: Recording Vocals, tonal variations, main vocal
tonal variations, main vocal, recording vocals: Hi Franklyn - I m a newbie when it comes to rap, but as an engineer I m open. I didn t find the other vocal to be offensive in any way... It s merely a background vocal so I thought. Your main vocal I believe, is a little too wordy and perhaps needs to be...

Home Recording: Removing viola from classical piano duet, college auditions, talented pianist
college auditions, talented pianist, piano duet: Hello,Rich,...Congratulations!,....But I dont think you will be able to remove the Viola.Another option would be to find the piece done with Only the Pianist playing.A third option would be to hire a Talented Pianist,and,record him,(with permission of course).Try...

Home Recording: How to record?, delta 1010, cubasis
delta 1010, cubasis, there some sort: Hello,Joe,...A decent audio soundcard/interface,(E-MU;Lexicon;Digidesign;It depends on what you want to spend,butthose are three good companies.A good Recording program,(I use Samplitude Pro.V.9.),and some cubase,I have Protools,but my Delta 1010 Died,so,....,Did...

Home Recording: how to record with my Boss GT6, boss gt 6, dell inspiron laptop
boss gt 6, dell inspiron laptop, boss gt6: Hello,Juan,...If you are Trying to plug a coaxial(rca)digital output,(SPDIF) into an analog mic.input on your Laptop,...STOP!You will need an interface with SPDIF I/Os,Like,..E-MUs 0404 USB 2.0,$199.;Lexicons Omega,USB,$199.,Echos Audiofire 2,(firewire),$199.;M-Audios...

Home Recording: HOW TO record a demo?, music instructors, demo cd
music instructors, demo cd, backing track: Hey Lizzie - Location may be the answer... do you live near some large town? Perhaps otherwise your music instructors may be of help to you. You might select your favorite THREE songs (not to overwhelm the listener). Eventually when asked in the future...

Home Recording: recording a live piano trio, acoustical instruments, karaoke machine
acoustical instruments, karaoke machine, audio technica: Hi Linda - Anyone who has a 5 8 Steinway in their home should not record on a karaoke machine. I ve done some research on EBAY, and found some affordable items. For example, a Korg D-8 eight track digital recorder is more than you ll ever need, rather than...

Home Recording: recording noises, ambient noise level, producers edition
ambient noise level, producers edition, signal to noise ratio: Hello,Jimmie,...I d try using the tape outs,(use a rca L/R,to 1/8th inch stereo jack cable).get it at a Radio Shack.The noise you are hearing May be the noise Floor ,try raising your mic/guitar/etc. signal levels at the pre-amp,so that the vocals are much...

Home Recording: Set up, rme fireface 800, mic preamp
rme fireface 800, mic preamp, quality microphone: ProTools, which is what you are currently using, requires a Digidesign interface, like your MBox my suggestion would be that the most LIKELY places you could improve your signal chain are with a better quality MICROPHONE , or mic preamp or both. A-D...

Home Recording: Starting computer based recording set-up, diaphragm condenser, shure sm57
diaphragm condenser, shure sm57, logic studio: Hello,John,...Cant speak to the Mac issues,at all,as I use P.C.s,but unless you want to keep selling interfaces as you upgrade,I d get something that can handle at least,4 microphones,(or line inputs).Something likeM-Audios NRV10 24/96 Firewire mixer,(six...

Home Recording: Studio setup, condenser microphone, digidesign mbox
condenser microphone, digidesign mbox, level choices: thsoe are all decent entry level choices. I MIGHT suggest that if you have a decent computer you might consider a Digidesign MBox instead of the Boss unit. but that s also a matter of preference. computer based systems are in some ways ultimately more...

Home Recording: shopping for recording software, learning curve, computer class
learning curve, computer class, pro tools: Hello,Shea,...I use Samplitude Proffesional,and,that is the best program I have Ever used,I also have Protools,Cubase,Cubasis,Logic,and,Guitar tracks,(cakewalk).Samplitude makes a Home version,runs about,$495. .It s a Good DAW.Your interface can be from...

Home Recording: Tascam 2488 to Imac..., rca pin, radio shack
rca pin, radio shack, mini plug: Hi Craig - I m not familiar with IMac, but do have a portastudio. I had to purchase adapter cords/cables from RCA pin to stereo 1/8 mini plug from Radio Shack or the like, to supply audio to the sound card... aux/line in NOT mic in (as it s mono). Good luck...

Home Recording: Tascam 464 Playback Problem, tascam 464, tascam portastudio
tascam 464, tascam portastudio, tape transport: Hi Mike - You re not going to like this but... I own a model 464 as well. It did the same thing and I had to try and fool with it. I messed with the pause button, F.F., Rew. etc. I think by changing tapes I guess that did it (this was over a year ago)....

Home Recording: USB mic recording, playback device, arrow icon
playback device, arrow icon, software issue: Hello again Dave,...For now,I m going to tell you to use the time shift tool,(arrow icon pointing left,and,right),to drag one track so it lines up with the other(s).I m dealing with a Major Flood in My Studio,so I Must be brief,..Let me know,...Mace.....

Home Recording: drums, digi002, mbox 2
digi002, mbox 2, channel 6: It kind of depends on what you re trying to accomplish. You certainly can connect the line outs from your mixer into the mbox, but if you re trying to get individual drums on individual tracks, you may be out of luck due to the number of inputs on the mbox....

Home Recording: effects, dynamic mic, sax player
dynamic mic, sax player, bad monkey: Hi Alec - without me being there in person, this appears to be a nightmare. It is an obvious mismatch. The impedances are either hi (1/4 ) or low (3 prong XLR). That s it. Digitech has a tech support service page online. They should be helpful with your...

Home Recording: Mix 'translation', house speakers, headphones
Home Recording: Mix 'translation', house speakers, headphones, eq

Home Recording: Garage Band Recording continued, m audio 410, logic studio
m audio 410, logic studio, quality interface: Hi Tara, the MBox is a good quality unit & you should be able to get very good results with it & Garageband. That being said, there is better out there, & Logic Studio can t be beat. I just bought it for our studio & I can tell you honestly that I won t be...

Home Recording: Guitar to Midi Controller, midi interface, midi output
midi interface, midi output, midi port: I could go into a long and boring answer as to the makeup of the 13 pin GK / hexaphonic pickup system - but I won t. Short Answer: You ll need some sort of interface. The 13 pin connector does not send midi data - it sends voltage info that is converted...

Home Recording: Home recording - starting at the beginning, sony vaio laptop, celeron m processor
sony vaio laptop, celeron m processor, midi keyboard: I d start you out with a program called Audacity. It s a free download (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), and it s pretty easy to use. This program can use your internal mic input on your laptop. If you are looking for a hardware/software combo, M-Audio...

Home Recording: Mix 'translation', diaphragm condenser, behringer mixer
diaphragm condenser, behringer mixer, beyerdynamic dt770: Hi Franklyn - This equipment is beyond me in the sense that it did not exist at the time of my employ. I looked up the Behringer C-1 microphone however, and it appeared to be a decent one... a (1 gold sputtered capsule) large diaphragm condenser studio...

Home Recording: moving tracks to match phase, tom sheffield, glyn johns
tom sheffield, glyn johns, sheffield uk: Hi - My opinion on this sort of thing is If it sounds good, do it . I ve had to do similar things to improve an instrument s sound. You do whatever you have to do to get the sound you want coming through the speakers, that s an engineer s job. I like...

Home Recording: How to set my Mic in Protools 7.3 M Powered, learning curve, phantom power
learning curve, phantom power, condenser: Hey Damien, just plug it into input 1 or 2, turn on the phantom power for the mic (48V), set up a track in PT that s assigned to the input your mic is plugged into & away you go! If you re completely new to PT & recording, I strongly suggest that you read...

Home Recording: I want to record from my turntables & mixer to pc, audacity, usb firewire
audacity, usb firewire, sound card: There are a lot of free programs available on the web that are great for basic multitrack recording. One of the better ones is Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) I m curious about the mixer you have. Will you be patching into your sound card from...

Home Recording: did i waste money?, glyn johns, digi 002
glyn johns, digi 002, drum miking: Hey Chris, I wouldn t recommend pairing the two together at all. The 002 is light years ahead in quality from Behringer & you ll end up losing a significant amount of sonic quality if you run them together. If I m not mistaken, the 002 has 4 mic pre s, 4 line...

Home Recording: Background Noise, free noise, vinyl to cd
free noise, vinyl to cd, time michael: Hi Michael, This can be tricky at times. What audio program are you using? Many have some sort of basic noise reduction included. What a lot of these do is they build a filter using a sample of the noise and phase reversing it. These tend to work rather...

Home Recording: Cassette recording, sony cassette recorder, sony recorder
sony cassette recorder, sony recorder, cassette copies: Hi Jan - A couple of questions: WHY would you record over pre-recorded tapes? That is not something I d do, as degradation may occur... but that s your thing I guess. This type ll noise reduction, whether type l or type ll shouldn t matter. There is NO...

Home Recording: cassettes, cassette tapes, c90
cassette tapes, c90, excellent service: Hi again, Lila - For example, cassette tapes that exceed 60 minutes are at risk. 120 min. is the max that I ve heard of... twice that (1/2 the mil) of 60 min. tapes. They often get eaten inside of the deck. This makes sense. I never exceeded 90 min. tapes,...

Home Recording: condencer mic problem, playback hardware, usb sound card
playback hardware, usb sound card, system apps: Hello Abel, There is a check list that you can go through to discover what might be causing the delays: 1. CPU. 2. RAM. 3. HDD. 4. OS. 5. Apps. 6. Drivers. 7. Audio Hardware (internal). 8. Audio Hardware (external). More details on those, of...

Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox, mic channel, gain software
mic channel, gain software, proper input: If you are using the original MBox, here s the steps - (assume the mic is in INPUT 1 w/ phantom ON) On the MBox: Input selector - mic Channel 1 gain control @ 50% - adjust later for proper input gain. Software: Open new track set track input to INPUT...

Home Recording: cubase, noise reduction plugin, signal to noise ratio
noise reduction plugin, signal to noise ratio, music signal: Hi Jimmie, This is not very easy to fix after recording. These kinds of things should actually be fixed before the recording. Ways to do this are buying a cleaner preamp or a microphone with a better signal to noise ratio. Of course there are many...

Home Recording: Follow up question:- Loose volume knobs on my epiphone guitar., merry christmas and a happy new year, acoustic electric guitar
merry christmas and a happy new year, acoustic electric guitar, epiphone guitar: Hey Xan, thanks for the kind words man! I m glad you got it all figured out. Fooling around with our treasured instruments can sometimes be quite daunting, but I can guarantee you that no one will look after your instrument quite the way you do, nor will they...

Home Recording: Cassette recording, cassette shell, notches
Home Recording: Cassette recording, cassette shell, notches, bias

Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox
Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox

Home Recording: cubase, gate settings, noise gate
Home Recording: cubase, gate settings, noise gate, exact problem

Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, methyl hydrate, thinning paint
Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, methyl hydrate, thinning paint, rubber rollers

Home Recording: Hz Vs ips, playback levels, sampling frequency
playback levels, sampling frequency, sinusoid: Hi Javier - In analog recording, a repro alignment tape is used. At 15 IPS, a series of frequencies is used to align playback levels. (also used is an alignment tape for 7 1/2 and 30 IPS). The first frequency is 1Khz set @ 0vu. The following frequencies...

Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, tape transports, tascam 688
tape transports, tascam 688, denatured alcohol: Hi Lila - In the studio, we used denatured alcohol. You may use isopropol alcohol if necessary. You many obtain rubber cleaner for tape transports at Radio Shack or the like. I never heard of lighter fluid for cleaning rubber. Be careful however, so as...

Home Recording: making real sound!!!, virtual studio technology, gp3 music
virtual studio technology, gp3 music, general midi: Hi Mr Pezhman, The thing with midi is that it only playes the sounds that are programmed in your soundcard. There are several ways to get better sounds. One of them is downloading and installing SoundFonts. I havenīt really used SoundFonts, so I canīt...

Home Recording: movie music recording, concise answers, google
concise answers, google, professional life: The answers you were looking for can be very lengthy and involved. If you re going to trash me for giving you short, concise answers and giving you the link to a resource I use in my professional life almost daily, then maybe you should stop coming to this...

Home Recording: multitrack to US 122 to iMac G4, good luck man, akai digital
good luck man, akai digital, logic studio: Hi Steve, sorry man, but I ve never used the Akai & don t really know its layout so I m probably not the best guy for this job. I can tell you that there are a few possible ways you can get the job done though; One way is to hook the main outs of the Akai...

Home Recording: Pro Tools le 7, tonal control, vocal tone
tonal control, vocal tone, vocal track: Hi Kameron, For a TRUE stereo track, you need 2 microphones recording at the same time. With only 1 input at a time, you can just double the vocal performance (overdubbing). This can be a bit tedious to do, but you can get pretty impressive results. ...

Home Recording: recorder and or microphone for MacBookPRO, roland edirol, record interviews
roland edirol, record interviews, wave mp3: Hi Roger, You may want to take a look at Edirol s portable reorders. Which are designed for recording in the field. I found this recorder on the Roland Edirol website: http://www.edirol.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=332&Itemid=390...

Home Recording: voice recording to a cd, mini voice recorders, compact flash card
mini voice recorders, compact flash card, handheld recorder: Recording directly to a CD can be an expensive thing to do. Most units I found doing a quick search are over $700. I did find this on clearance, so availability is sketchy: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203320482&listingid=34586968&dcaid=17902...

Home Recording: 78 rpm remastering technology, 78 rpm records, snap crackle and pop
78 rpm records, snap crackle and pop, dak industries: Hi Mark - I found the site of R.T. Davies and the decerealiser. I ve heard of the snap crackle and pop elsewhere. Try DAK Industries... GoldWaave (online) too. There are other sites also with tthe pop filters... but none are free that I know of. Good...

Home Recording: Best Microphones for the Job!, condenser microphones, educator discount
condenser microphones, educator discount, audio engineer: Yes, that can be a problem - but any mic will have issues like that. One thing that helpd me was to use some 1/2 foam rubber under the mic to help shield it from the vibrations of dancing feet. Another hint (although it may not work for you logistically)...

Home Recording: What are the copyright laws for recording old LPs?, old vinyl records, united states patent and trademark office
old vinyl records, united states patent and trademark office, patent and trademark office: Hi Bernie - I certainly wouldn t worry about it unless you plan to sell those CDs for profit. Record companies have gone under, but the publishing rights have been bought out by other companies. Many are public domain now, but not all of them. If interested...

Home Recording: cubase, roland xp 80, roland sounds
roland xp 80, roland sounds, midi track: Hi Jamal, If you want your xp80 to make the sounds you re playing in cubase you should assign the output of the midi track you want to hear to your Roland. You won t hear it in Cubase though, the sound should come out of the amps connected to your Roland....

Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, van rensburg, frequency spectrum
Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, van rensburg, frequency spectrum, charel

Home Recording: Home recording, sony cd recorder, interface logic
sony cd recorder, interface logic, mackie mixer: Hi Tom, just get yourself a 2nd hand Mac, an 8 channel interface & Logic Studio & you ll get all the quality sound you need, along with all & any tools you may need to get the job done. Those little multitrack jobs are always cheap sounding & just can t compete...

Home Recording: Home recording/ Echo related issue, karaoke player, delay effect
karaoke player, delay effect, free vst: Hi Zubair, you will need to use a program that can use realtime plugins such as VST plugins. Audacity might be able to do it, but I m not sure. Just download some free VST plugins & see if they will load in real time in Audacity. If not, you ll have to get...

Home Recording: Latency, souncard, return signal
souncard, return signal, sx3: I m not sure what you mean by what latency you should use... Latency is a delay of the return signal in monitoring, it s not really something you use. Depending on your processing speed, this value can vary greatly. Can you be more specific about what...

Home Recording: Mixer and Cubase, behringer mixer, sound interface
behringer mixer, sound interface, tape outputs: Hi Joshu, Don t worry, if I didn t want any questions I wouldn t have signed up to AllExperts in the first place :) I m afraid I don t know exactly what it is you want to achieve. Do you want to record just one track into cubase? And if so, is this...

Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, drum mix, stylis
drum mix, stylis, bass drum: Hi Conor - try this: Start with the bass, combining with the bass drum. Mix in the drum kit, trying the other instruments in perspective... panning a left/right image. Bass drum, elec. bass and lead vocal usually in the center. Rock vocals with little reverb....

Home Recording: microphone, tascam 688, vintage microphones
tascam 688, vintage microphones, female drummer: Hi Lila, you can order Cascade microphones directly from their website using Paypal. I ve never used EV mics, so I can t really offer you an opinion there, but a Shure SM or Beta 58 are also decent candidates, although they won t compare to the Cascades. I...

Home Recording: multitrack software, garage band for pc, midi interface
garage band for pc, midi interface, guitar midi: Hey John, Maybe you ll find this reply not helpful at all but you should ask yourself a question first: If you don t have the desire to mix, why should you try it in the first place? Sure, you may cut some costs in the recording of your band, but maybe...

Home Recording: music recording on Mac computers., custom cables, page peace
custom cables, page peace, usb cables: Hi Ken, I m sure you can get longer cables for both your machines. A while back I was looking to do the same & found a place that made custom lengths of all different styles of cables, but it was a while ago & I forget the name of the company. I m sure if...

Home Recording: New Mac, logic studio, imac 2
logic studio, imac 2, external hard drive: Hey Jared, you should probably go for a G5 desktop. Laptops don t have the same kind of horsepower that desktops do. And I d also suggest you to check out Logic Studio. You can use it with your pro tools interface, & may very well not ever want to use anything...

Home Recording: PC microphone recommendation?, finale software, barbershop chorus
finale software, barbershop chorus, pc microphone: As far as USB mic go - Blue Microhones has one called the Snowball . It s one of the better USB mics I ve heard, and Blue makes great mics, so I d suggest this one. Another route would be to get a Podcasting setup. This may cost a bit more, but would include...

Home Recording: Recording drums in my home studio, digidesign mbox 2, superstition by stevie wonder
digidesign mbox 2, superstition by stevie wonder, crash queen: 1 - Taking the head off isn t a bad idea. It s probably what I d do. 2 - I d say the only real rule that I stick to is never go for the hard left or right unless it s being used an effect . My typical starting position is vox & bass center, Guitars...

Home Recording: Right Channel mono record problem, focusrite saffire, cubase sx
focusrite saffire, cubase sx, right speaker: Hi Matt, To be honest I have no clue what the problem could be. But lets take a look at it. - Do you only have this problem in Cubase? Or also when you re listening to music outside of your recording environment? (For example in Winamp) If so,...

Home Recording: recording on analog equipment, condenser mics, analog equipment
condenser mics, analog equipment, power surges: Hi Lila - It s best to turn off the tape recorders with a power switch, although it may not matter. A tape recorder may have a built-in circuit in the power switch rather than nplugging the deck... A pop may occur otherwise, pegging your VU meters or other...

Home Recording: Setting up my external HD for use with pro tools, internal hd, external hd
internal hd, external hd, mac powerbook: Unless you re having error messages popping up when you are recording to the external drive - everything should be fine. Normally, the defaults are a good thing to stick with. Just be sure to open those new sessions on the external. If you are getting errors,...

Home Recording: Tips and tricks for mixing, drums percussion, guide vocals
drums percussion, guide vocals, pop production: Hi Conor, Of course there are many ways to approach a mix, but the one I always find succesful is pretty straightforward. I ll try to explain in steps how I do it. - First, clean up your project. This seems stupid but it s better to work in a clean...

Home Recording: using a mixer, speaker level, output jacks
speaker level, output jacks, instrument cable: It all depends on the type of mixer you have. If you haven t purchased a mixer yet, I would highly recommend getting a mixer that has USB or Firewire out. These will typically come with a recording software package that integrates seamlessly with the mixer....

Home Recording: Yamaha MG16/4 Mixer, pc soundcard, yamaha mixer
pc soundcard, yamaha mixer, rca cables: Hi Matt, This U-Control has only 2 inputs (L + R) and 2 outputs (L+R) This way you still have the problem that you re unable to record more than 2 things at the same time. You might want to take a look at USB or Firewire interfaces, which CAN record...

Home Recording: 7 year old video has no image, 8mm tapes, camera shop
8mm tapes, camera shop, shari: Hi Shari - This is not my area of expertise but... The camcorder might be in need of cleaning. Try installing the tape into a similar camcorder... in fact, go to a camera shop that sells cameras of the same type. Try out a few and find out the same results....

Home Recording: Alesis SR 16 Mbox 2 Midi, virtual drum machine, alesis sr
virtual drum machine, alesis sr, midi track: Hey Dan, hook the SR16 s midi up to midi in & out on the MBox, & then hook the audio outputs up to the MBox s inputs. Set a midi track up in PT & program your drum machine, or use the pads & record midi in real time in PT, then quantize the midi track in PT...

Home Recording: ahhhhhhhhhhh, cubase sx, cat stephens
cubase sx, cat stephens, switch is down: Hey Graham, I haven t ever used the NT-2A before & I don t use cubase, but I think I can help out somewhat anyhow (I hope anyways) It sounds to me like you re having either one or a combinations of 2 problems: 1. Make sure that the top switch on the NT-2...

Home Recording: begginer on my own, studio musicians, raps
studio musicians, raps, percentage points: Hey Antoine - You could team up with an already established recording studio and hire some studio musicians on a spec (speculation) deal for percentage points... or otherwise a piece of the cut. This practice occurs in big cities. Consider this as an inexpensive...

Home Recording: behringer vx2496 voice processor, analogue input, sony acid
analogue input, sony acid, voice processor: the Behringer has a DIGITAL AES output... that means your computer needs a digital INPUT to connect to. how are you plugging the Behringer into the computer? What sort of soundcard or other input does Acid expect to see? I wonder if you are trying to...

Home Recording: Connecting a mixing desk, cubase steinberg, cubase sx
cubase steinberg, cubase sx, cubase le: I d say you need to go to the Cubase/Steinberg troubleshooting pages at http://www.steinberg.net Whenever I used any interface with Cubase, they worked without issues so my troubleshooting skills aren t great for this program. If you re using a PC,...

Home Recording: Cubase software, digital audio workstation, mac os x
digital audio workstation, mac os x, home recordings: Hello, Yes. In most cases. Be sure to read the legal fine print . At present, it is physically (and readily) possible to install that application on multiple computers. More programs are starting to add restrictions that associate the specific application...

Home Recording: copying cd, applying tabs or tracks, copying cd, guitar tabs
copying cd, guitar tabs, wave editor: Hey Ryan, I m not sure I understand your question, but you can use any wave editor to break the one long track up into separate songs. As for tabs, if you mean guitar tabs, then no, you have to either tab it out yourself & find it online. Hope that helps,...

Home Recording: Fostex mr8 II, fostex mr8, pv8
fostex mr8, pv8, stereo mix: Hi Bill, why do you want to add the mixer? You don t necessarily need to add one unless you want to record mix-downs of multitrack drum recordings. Even then, you ll only be able to record a stereo mix into the MR8. If you do want to hook the mixer up, you...

Home Recording: Home Recording, analog mixers, midi keyboard
analog mixers, midi keyboard, digital mixers: Hey Gabriel - Sorry if I dissed you the other day. Here s something from Wikipedia you might enjoy. More later, Lar Main differences An analog recording is one where the original sound signal is modulated onto another physical medium or substrate...

Home Recording: Home Recording, sam ash music, music stors
sam ash music, music stors, alesis multimix: I ll answer your questions in order. Software/hardware? - The Alesis Multimix USB or Firewire packages seem pretty reasonable. The come bundled with Cubase, which isn t a bad recording application. The least expensive start around $250 I believe. Vocal...

Home Recording: lexicon omega + adobe audition 3, lexicon omega, pc lexicon
lexicon omega, pc lexicon, adobe audition: I know that Cubase or Nuendo integrates pretty seamlessly. In fact, I think the Omega is bundle with Cubase now when you buy a new one. PC s are notorious for these types of problem. 9/10 times it s a driver or corrupted registry entry issue. My only suggestion...

Home Recording: Minidisk for vocal recording, basic mixers, musicians friend
basic mixers, musicians friend, sam ash: Hey Tony, I d say you answered your own question! A small mixer would be a huge help. You can find decent deals for basic mixers online through Sam ash, music123, or musicians friend and the like. Another option could be one of the 4-track recorders...

Home Recording: novice recording, home guitar, guitar players
home guitar, guitar players, guitar player: Hi Carmen - Roemersoftware.com has a freebie that will take you step-by-step through it. I hope this works for you. BTW, this is an excellent approach for guitar players, especially for those who can maintain their tempo and not to rush/drag. Good luck!...

Home Recording: ProTools, magazine artists, janice
magazine artists, janice, protools: Hi Janice - I know nothing about ProTools, as it s after my time (20+ years). BUT I ve heard great things of ProTools in the Mix Magazine. Artists like Steeely Dan use ProTools. They have a high regard for them. It makes me feel like I really missed out...

Home Recording: Having problem with home-recording, recording and mixing vocals, good starting point
recording and mixing vocals, good starting point, acapellas: there s really not a lot I could tell you in this context Vocal sound has to do with several things microphone mic preamp compression, if used level recorded It certainly is possible that the mic you use might sound great on your friend s voice but...

Home Recording: Recording at Home, analog mixers, midi keyboard
analog mixers, midi keyboard, digital mixers: I ll answer these as best I can in order... 1) The analog mixer keeps the audio as an analog waveform. A digital mixer will have a A/D converter (analog to digital), and from there process the audio in the digital realm. The quality of these converters...

Home Recording: recording gtting music out there, open mic nights, school dances
open mic nights, school dances, coffee houses: I would suggest you carry on recording his great music and performances in the best manner you can, and not worry so much about recorded quality. I might also suggest that if you and he believe that the songs and he, as an artiste, are REALLY ready to be...

Home Recording: recording kareoke, kareoke machine, floor models
kareoke machine, floor models, floor model: Floor models usually get pretty battered. I d try a new one with a new cassette. I m not too familiar with these machines, but I m sure that the tape deck isn t the highest quality (typical of the ones I ve seen). Also - in the future, try not to type with...

Home Recording: recording live drums in ableton live, live drum kit, kick snare
live drum kit, kick snare, uad 1: Hey Gerard, for general advice, I would say use as little EQ, compression & effects as possible, don t pan too hard, say maybe 3 & 9 o clock, & if you re going to Master it yourself, don t try to achieve commercial volume levels, as you ll likely end up with...

Home Recording: recording spoken word, charactures, extra track
charactures, extra track, toyshop: Hi Alan - You could add some effects such as reverb... especially a person who sounds far away in a tunnel etc., but not to overdo it. Be careful that it isn t overdone, as it could cheapen the project. Maybe if you had a separate track that you could increase/decrease...

Home Recording: Setting up home studio, firewire model, mbox2
firewire model, mbox2, cubase le: Being steeped in Pro Tools for the last few years, I have a slight bias toward the program. However, you can spend about the same amount of $$ and pick up the Alesis FireWire Multimix (NOT the USB model). They come bundled with Cubase LE and offer more inputs...

Home Recording: The Simplest Way To Record Analog Piano, hp media center, hp media center pc
hp media center, hp media center pc, adapter cables: Hi Larry - Crown came out with the first PZM (Pressure Zone Microphones), then sold them to Radio Shack. The Crowns had 3 prong XLR plugs. The RS had 1/4 phone plugs... both were low impedance, as they were a type of condenser mic. Adapter cables are...

Home Recording: Tascam us 144 interface installation problem, computer sound card, software compatibility
computer sound card, software compatibility, proper drivers: Hello, I ll include two responses, short and lengthy. The short answer: You might need to change the sound settings on your operating system (in WinXP, within the control panel) after you have installed all of the necessary drivers and applications....

Home Recording: Acoustic/Vocal Recording, condenser mic, 12th fret
condenser mic, 12th fret, optimal settings: Hi Pierce, I d actually suggest that you do your tracks in 2 passes. First lay down the acoustic guitar using the ST55 pointed at the spot between the 12th fret & the body of the guitar. Then record your vocals using the same mic & add compression & reverb...

Home Recording: analog to digital conversion, analog to digital conversion, analog to digital
analog to digital conversion, analog to digital, aiff files: Hey Dayne, just export them to iTunes as usual, & then once they re in iTunes, right-click on the song you want to send & choose convert to MP3. (You may have to adjust settings in iTunes preferences in the advanced tab under the importing sub menu) Hope that...

Home Recording: band equipment help, fender squier bullet, outdoor gigs
fender squier bullet, outdoor gigs, drum mics: Hi Norman - So the venues provide their own mics (5 or 6)? How convenient. Normally 1 mic per guitar is used, unless his axe is stereo. But if your PA system is not stereo, then 2 mics would still be unnecessary. A direct box would be a signal source to...

Home Recording: burning CD's, computer operating system, windows xp home edition
computer operating system, windows xp home edition, burning cd: Hi Nikita, the easiest way to burn your CD s is to download iTunes from Apple, then drag all the songs you want to a new playlist & just choose burn CD from the task-bar. Here s a link to iTunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/ Hope that helps, if you have...

Home Recording: Certified Audio Engineer, audio engineer, community colleges
audio engineer, community colleges, digidesign: You d need to take a certified course. I was schooled at ARTI in Orlando. As far as classes you ve already taken, I m not sure what can be done. What is your degree for? If you have a B.Sc, a audio certification would seem superfluous. If you go to the...

Home Recording: cubasisvst4 overdubbing only?, multi track recording software, cubasis vst 4
multi track recording software, cubasis vst 4, record button: Hey Gill, sorry but I ve never used that app before, although I know you should be able to overdub a new track without picking up the other tracks that you ve recorded. I would suggest that you try Audacity to rule out whether or not it s the application that...

Home Recording: Over-dubbing vocals with laptop setup, diaphragm condenser, condenser microphone
diaphragm condenser, condenser microphone, rca outputs: You ll need an audio interface of some sort to get your vocals into the computer (in addition to the mic). M-audio makes some nice basic interfaces, and usually come with some sort of recording software. Go to music123.com or musiciansfriend.com and you...

Home Recording: Waves L1 Good Enough, quality recordings, stereo mix
quality recordings, stereo mix, commercial quality: I d say the L1 is a great plug-in. Just because it s yesterday s tech doesn t mean it can t do the job. Waves plugins have been great for me... I actually use the L1 quite a bit in my post production work. It s pretty easy to figure out how to use as...

Home Recording: general 8-track recording / drum recording, digital 8 track, shure sm57
digital 8 track, shure sm57, little tanks: 1 - One of the best all-around mics would be Shure SM57. you can find these for about $100 each, and they are built like little tanks. 2 - For a stand alone recorder, Most of the Fostex, Tascam, and Boss ones are good enough. Expect to pay about $300 for...

Home Recording: Help!, music catalogs, musician friends
music catalogs, musician friends, cutting corners: Hi Tammy - Studio time is very expensive! So I wouldn t blame you for passing on that route. Don t you have any musician friends that have purchased studio equipment advertised in music catalogs or music stores? I m serious... that it s a big thing for...

Home Recording: homework question?, homework question, specifics
homework question, specifics, engineer: You need to learn how the routing and bussing works on the particular console you are mixing on. If you have an in house engineer that knows the system, you ll need to ask him/her. You are asking me for specifics that I will never know unless I am working...

Home Recording: Microphone, musicians friend, own music
musicians friend, own music, idea what kind: Hi Josh - It s dfficult for me to suggest what to buy as I don t have any idea what kind of budget you have. I ll suggest two catalogs for you: Sweetwater and Musicians Friend. These catalogs should guide you to something affordable. Equipment can be costly,...

Home Recording: Mixing & cutting Itunes content on Macbook Pro., quality mixer, logic express
quality mixer, logic express, logic pro: lol no probs Tobias. A mixer can blend sounds together from 2 different sources as you already know, but it can also route the blended sounds back out to any other source. If you have the ins & outs connected from your laptop to the mixer, you re creating...

Home Recording: Mixing Technique, standalone environment, stereo imager
standalone environment, stereo imager, master fader: The Waves tools are plug ins that you initiate from indside ProTools; not a standalone environment. You can for example do your mix in protools, and then add the Waves L1 on the Master Fader. having said that, I am NOT a fan of the L1 or S1 and think...

Home Recording: No mic input with mbox pro 2/ Protools 7.3, computer playback, audio playback
computer playback, audio playback, unity gain: Hi Corey, I ll run through step by step: 1. Make sure mic is plugged in, everything s plugged properly, all power is on etc. 2. Set the Mbox channel to mic, turn on phantom power, set the gain control to the unity gain position (The little mark over...

Home Recording: mic not read, mxl mic, powered mixer
mxl mic, powered mixer, input selection: Hi Cory, Hmmm... You ll need to check a couple of things first. 1) Are you getting any signal to line 2 on the Mbox? 2) Have you tried a different mic to that channel? 3) You re positive that you opened an Audio track, not an Aux track (I only...

Home Recording: NY Record Plant 56in TSM, double fantasy, tsm
double fantasy, tsm, john lennon: I don t know where you d get a specific list of artistes mixed on the RPS TSM (which would mean, in the Record Plant Mix Room, as it was called) I don t think John worked on it that day. he, to my knowledge, only stopped by Record Plant briefly that day....

Home Recording: Overall Volume, volume knob, player car
volume knob, player car, volume level: Hey Hank, put a compressor on the master bus & adjust the settings till you get the volume level you want. You can also use special mastering plugins to help you get the results you re looking for. Here s some plugs from Digidesign s site to check out: ...

Home Recording: Recording ITB, analogue world, preamp gain
analogue world, preamp gain, vumeter: IF you are using an outboard VU meter, like on a console, you might want indeed to calibrate the system so that 0 VU relates to some reasonable level (like -18Dbfs) in the DAW but if you re NOT trying to interface to the outside, analogue world, really...

Home Recording: Recording and Mixing, mbox2, hardware units
mbox2, hardware units, delay effects: effects applied inside the computer, via the included plug ins, are in actuality processing the signal AFTER it s recorded. You may certainly SET these right away, as you record, and then leave them there from then on. but if you really want the recorded...

Home Recording: recording amp output to a laptop, amp output, hook up
amp output, hook up, line input: Hi Ron - Make Sure you are using a low level (aux/line/record) out from the Crate, NOT the speaker out to avoid overload and/or burnout! A;so it would be advised to use the aux/line input to your laptop as it should be a stereo hook-up. The mic in is mono....

Home Recording: recording question, blues harmonica players, musical innovator
blues harmonica players, musical innovator, effects boxes: Hi Elli - My experience with this procedure is to mic it. Contact pick ups don t work well, as I m sure you realize by now. If you are using a guitar amp, you could use a high impedance mic such as blues harmonica players do. Effects boxes should work as...

Home Recording: s/w, rca pin, pc speakers
rca pin, pc speakers, pin plugs: Hi Randy - I must have been stoned (which I don t do), but I too couldn t figure out what s/w is! ... But when I mentioned Best Buy or Circuit City, I figured it out ...I think. S/w as in software! But I didn t spell it out in the beginning, neither did...

Home Recording: sending output from an amp to a laptop, windows sound recorder, amp output
windows sound recorder, amp output, slow reply: If you are using the balanced out from your amp, you ll need to get a DI box. These can be found pretty readily at any music store for around $20. This will solve your woes... Also make sure you are using a balanced audio cable between the amp output and...

Home Recording: Volume/Gain, sheer level, extreme level
sheer level, extreme level, volume knob: commercially releases CD s are professionally mastered in order to achieve that extreme level you may not be happy to hear this but you are in fact better off not TRYING to get that sort of level from your home made CDs. There are certainly software...

Home Recording: vocal tone changes between takes, antares auto tune, pitch shifter
antares auto tune, pitch shifter, vocal tone: Hi Franklyn - It s possible that a pitch shifter could solve the problem, but without my being there in person it s hard to tell. Try it and see what happens. I ve encountered changes in different takes before. These kind of things happen occasionally....

Home Recording: voice recording, computer microphone, nursery rhymes
computer microphone, nursery rhymes, mac os x: Hello, If you are running Windows XP, you can try the built-in audio recorder that comes with it. You can usually access that from: Start menu, Accessories/Entertainment, and the program should be called Soundrecorder . Once you open that up, the rest...

Home Recording: Wave and Pro Tools, stereo imager, automation tools
stereo imager, automation tools, stereo imaging: Open a new Pro Tools session, import & open the bounced tracks, create a stereo Master (same way you create an audio track, just select stereo & master) In the master inserts is where you ll gain real-time access to the plugins. Using the audio suite...

Home Recording: 8 track mixer ground hum problem, track mixer, digital mixer
track mixer, digital mixer, hum reduction: Hi Michael - Ground/hum is a major problem. Is any part of your system on dimmers, as that could be a problem. After doing some searching I came upon some ideas: Re: Hum has me stumped --------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

Home Recording: DVDs, random access memory, pit system
random access memory, pit system, robust error: Copied from Wikipedia.com: A previous DVD recordable format called DVD-RAM (DVD random access memory) predates DVD-R. Developed in 1996, DVD-RAM is a rewritable optical disc usually encased in a cartridge. Currently available in standard 4.7 GB (4.377 GiB),...

Home Recording: drum sample weird, midi data, precise questions
midi data, precise questions, drum sample: I ll need a lot more info - What kind of drum machine? What was imported, midi data or audio? Were you just recording the drum machine? What exactly do you mean by out of time ? - was the beat jumbled or was it not in time with other instruments in pro...

Home Recording: Equipement, loud bands, campus music
loud bands, campus music, st lawrence university: Hey Tuck a budget of under a grand is very limiting. What do you mean by a matrix setup & what kind of recording do you want to do? Multi-track/stereo mix etc. Fill me in on a bit of the details & I ll be able to help a little better! I ll be waiting to hear...

Home Recording: Fostex MR8 how to record live drums, mics, mixer
mics, mixer, mic: Yes, probably. I don;t know the Fostex in particular but it MIGHT accept two mics directly into it. otherwise, or if, as you say, you want to use more mics, you will need a mixer to mix the mics to two outputs to send to the two tracks of the Fostex ...

Home Recording: 8 track mixer ground hum problem, instrument cable, chasis
Home Recording: 8 track mixer ground hum problem, instrument cable, chasis, electrician

Home Recording: HELP - need to record CD fast, digital convertor, analogue to digital
digital convertor, analogue to digital, hardware advice: The digital piano has two main AUDIO outs... probably labeled something very like MAIN OUTS, or Stereo Out Left and Right you will need some way to get audio IN to your computer. If your computer has a sound card with audio inputs then all you need...

Home Recording: Home recording on a budget, cubase sx, uad 1
cubase sx, uad 1, real magic: Hey Conor, the sound card tops the list, & after that, the UAD-1 would have to be next. Check it out: http://www.uaudio.com/products/index.html Personally, I think Pro Tools is also a worthwhile investment, as it is industry standard & you can take any...

Home Recording: Making a CD, aiff files, commercial music
aiff files, commercial music, blank cd: the easiest way for you to do this would be to download Apple s iTunes programme. you can import the CD s you own, and then create what they call a PLAYLIST of the songs you wish to burn, insert a CD, and press the burn button. make sure that you set...

Home Recording: Making a CD, sharpie pen, commercial music
sharpie pen, commercial music, blank cd: Once you burn a disc, you can t add anything later.If you want more than 5 songs on a disc, you need to put them in the playlist BEFORE burning the CD. As to when it is finished, the progress bar will stop, and you ll have a CD icon in the left column....

Home Recording: MBox 1 Recording, guitar amps, guitar amp
guitar amps, guitar amp, instrument level: are you certain that you are creating a new AUDIO TRACK in ProTools with its track input SET to MBox channel 2? You need to tell each ProTOols track where to get its input FROM you should NOT be plugging the direct output of a high powered guitar...

Home Recording: Microphone Lag time, computer microphone, google
computer microphone, google, audacity: Hey Conan, what you re experiencing is known as latency. I don t use audacity personally, & I stopped using PC many years ago & am now a Mac only guy, so I m not sure I d be the best person to assist you. I do know that there is a lot of information available...

Home Recording: Music lyrics., voice eliminator, google
voice eliminator, google, music mixing: Hi Allan - you might go to BearShare and find a karaoke site. Or Google and type in lyrics. The only thing I could suggest is a voice eliminator. They are sold online, and cost anywhere from $75 up to $500. I think this is a bit rich for anybody s blood...

Home Recording: Pro Tools LE 7.4 and Mbox 2, vocal mic, live spirit
vocal mic, live spirit, minimal prices: Hey Hank, First, if you can lay down the tracks individually, you ll get much better separation & any effect you add will only affect the sound of the track in question. (Whereas if you record guitars & vocals at the same time, you will have vocals bleeding...

Home Recording: Pro Tools and recording, studio quality sound, ribbon mics
studio quality sound, ribbon mics, diaphragm condenser: I ll answer these as best I can in order. 1) I always prefer recording acoustic guitars with a mic, however, does your amp have a recording line out? Having an amp channel and a mic ed channel would give you some more tonal variations during mixdown. ...

Home Recording: Production, free music cd, royalty free music
free music cd, royalty free music, alex look: Look for royalty free music cd s. I know markertek.com sells things like that. Be wary that these can be expensive (mainly because of the licensing costs). Another option - look into Acid by Sony (PC only however). I have used that in the past to easily...

Home Recording: Recording, vocal mic, minimal prices
vocal mic, minimal prices, mbox2: From what you tell me, you already have the tools to make something worthy of release. You may need to get some audio engineering books, or hire one. Consider the fact that there have been releases in the past that were recorded with gear quite inferior to...

Home Recording: Recording player piano, player pianos, macbook pro
player pianos, macbook pro, snare drum: Hi Fred, you could still use a stereo pair of mics to record the other piano, as for the other instruments,if they aren t being recorded at the same time, you can just overdub them afterwards. As for equipment, it will depend on whether or not you want to...

Home Recording: Recording Tools, vocal mic, minimal prices
vocal mic, minimal prices, mbox2: well... releasable quality has to do with acoustics and technique at least as much as equipment. but, a vocal mic is, sorry, a meaningless term. (outside of as a sales pitch) more importantly, it s certainly true that the better the mics you have,...

Home Recording: recording technique and equipment, studio quality sound, stereo imager
studio quality sound, stereo imager, l1 ultramaximizer: I DOUBT, without hearing it, that the pickup in your guitar would sound better than mic ing it. Experiment with the mic position. Or try using just ONE mic to pick up both the voice and guitar. you might experiment with recording in different rooms...

Home Recording: Sound mixer / PA, fender passport, mixer board
fender passport, mixer board, watt pa system: Hey Pat, I m not really sure how Fender has the wiring set up on the last 2 inputs, but even if they re hard wired for stereo, you should be able to insert a mono jack to the first click & be fine like that. That was an old trick they used to use on old mixers...

Home Recording: tascam 488, vicissitudes, special tools
vicissitudes, special tools, spindle: Hi Jim - I have model 464, and I had to send it in for repairs as well. These puppies do go south every so often, and require special tools in order for repair. I don t recommend repairing it yourself unless you have the vicissitudes to do so. BTW, it cost...

Home Recording: Advice on recording my own material, musical desires, david huber
musical desires, david huber, guitar riffs: Hi Ryan - Elliot Smith eh? What a waste of such a talented guy. Anyway, I recommend you to read a book before buying recording equipment. It s called Modern Recording Techniques by Robert Runstein and David Huber (sixth edition). Recording gear is expensive,...

Home Recording: adding drum tracks, exact setup, drum tracks
exact setup, drum tracks, wav file: Do you have a wav file of your drum track? You should be able to import it directly into a Cubase session. Now thw question is, how were the other tracks recorded? If everything is the same tempo, you should be able to move thing around to match everything...

Home Recording: ambient sound, portable digital recorders, directional mic
portable digital recorders, directional mic, best bet: Small digital recorders with built in microphones are available and may be your best bet. just be sure that the format you choose suits your ultimate needs.. as regards being able to download or burn CD s for example, from the resultant recording. ...

Home Recording: CDR, any dvd, disc
any dvd, disc: First of all, do you have a DVD+/-R drive? If not - stop here. You won t be making any DVD s anytime soon. You ll need to use a DVD-R or DVD+R disc, depending on what kind of drive you have. You ll also need a program like Nero or Toast to burn the DVD....

Home Recording: cassette tapes, signal loss, cd recorder
signal loss, cd recorder, cassette tapes: Hi Mark - I have had cassettes for over 20 years, with no obvious signal loss. However, I have transferred several tapes to CD. Try Roemersoftware.com for a freebie and pay-for (enhanced audio quality) set-up. They will walk you through the procedure. ...

Home Recording: Drum Recording, sony products, yamaha dtxplorer
sony products, yamaha dtxplorer, audio input: Do you have any recording software? There are lots of entry level systems out there (Cakewalk and some Sony products come to mind). Once you have that, all you ll really need is the cable to go from the output on the drum module to the computer s audio input...

Home Recording: some definitions, analog digital converter, sampling rate
analog digital converter, sampling rate, theory states: Hi Jay, Yes, that s the basic idea.. Technically, there is more that goes into the arrival of the 4,100 samples per second above the 40k samples that s required to accurately reproduce up to 20khz. The theorem itself states that the sampling rate must be...

Home Recording: Electronic Drum Recording, midi drums, edirol fa 101
midi drums, edirol fa 101, midi cables: Hey Nigel, if there s no midi in on the Yamaha, you ll have to record the midi information into whatever app you re using, then get a midi drum plugin & play the midi drums through that. I m not really sure what you can use, I use Pro Tools & it came with...

Home Recording: Fade, pro tools fades
pro tools fades: there are a few ways, but here is a simple one under the TRACKS menu pull down and make a new stereo MASTER FADER track this will be assigned to 1-2, which i assume you are using as your mix/listening buss anyway. put the automation selector for that...

Home Recording: Fade, smart tool, button work
smart tool, button work, mbox 2: Hey Hank, if you use the smart tool feature, you can do fades or edits on the fly just by dragging at the top or middle of the waveform you want to edit. Your mouse will change to show you which function you re about to perform. A fade looks like a square...

Home Recording: "hollywood and so much more" under your profile, demo quality, garth brooks
demo quality, garth brooks, joe blow: Hi Hank - I m not sure exactly what you re asking but... it s been my experience in the past that anything goes. These demos might be restructured in several ways, from re-recording them over and over. Maybe to suit the likes of Joe Blow, the major recording...

Home Recording: Mic/Equipment Identification, shure sm 57, musician s friend
shure sm 57, musician s friend, meaty sound: Hi Bob - Reverb is an outboard device such as echo, etc. Reverb is purchased in all capacities and prices... it is added to the signal of the mic making the sound richer and sweeter. It s a cool sound and can be used with any instrument from acoustic and...

Home Recording: Monitors, squeal like a pig, presonus firebox
squeal like a pig, presonus firebox, pick up the mic: Hey Nelson, sounds to me like you re getting a feedback loop. Try unplugging the mic before you select monitor & see if that works. Generally speaking, you can t have a mic on when the speakers are going cuz the speakers pick up the mic s sound, & the mic...

Home Recording: Recording, condenser mic, mbox2
condenser mic, mbox2, information step: Do you have the MBox manual? It has all of this information, step by step. http://akmedia.digidesign.com/support/docs/Mbox2GettingStartedGuide_v74_42160.pdf Here you ll find the getting started guides which will give you consise answers for your particular...

Home Recording: Recording Pro Tools LE 7.4, condenser mic, mbox2
condenser mic, mbox2, how to do anything: Hey Hank, if you check the PT manual, it will explain to you how to do anything & everything you ll ever need to do in PT. As for your current question, create a new file, go to the track menu, & add 2 mono audio tracks, 1 stereo Auxiliary & one Stereo Master...

Home Recording: recording technique, decent demo, ribbon mic
decent demo, ribbon mic, acoutic guitar: While there is no golden technique for recording, all I can say is get it as clean as you can. If you are merely shooting for a demo, most clubs and labels realize this and aren t expecting a Mutt Lange production quality. Good songwriting and a solid performance...

Home Recording: recordng books on tape or CD, rca pin, pin plugs
rca pin, pin plugs, audio cassettes: Hi Bonnie - In this day and age it s a toss-up with children regarding the use between cassettes or CDs. If I understand you correctly, you can purchase connectors at Radio Shack or the like to adapt a cassette output to your laptop. The cass. out is...

Home Recording: Transfer VHS video to DVD, brand pinnacle, memory hog
brand pinnacle, memory hog, video capture devices: No. (Just Kidding!) Actually, there are some pretty decent video transfer solutions on the consumer market. One I ve used in the past was the brand Pinnacle (www.pinnaclesys.com). You can Google video capture devices and get a decent selection. Prices...

Home Recording: tascam 464 portastudio, denatured alcohol, question thanks
denatured alcohol, question thanks, invaluable advice: Hello again, Lila - Rubbing or denatured alcohol using Q-Tips on all heads and capstan (the nail-like mechanism from the motor). Radio Shack has rubber cleaner. Only clean the rubber parts and heads as needed (also using Q-Tips)... when dirt is evident....

Home Recording: Audio USB Interface, edirol ua 25, usb audio interface
edirol ua 25, usb audio interface, lexicon omega: Hey Francis, Remind me again what software you re using? All of those interfaces look fine to me... In the past I ve not been particularly fond of M-Audio or Line 6, in terms of sound. That s just me though. All companies certainly have the opportunity...

Home Recording: BR1180, track songs, song 1
track songs, song 1, analog to digital: Hey Tim, I have not actually seen the BR1180 before, but I did a little searching and found a manual that addressed what you re looking for on page 118... Manual is here... http://www.roland.com/manuals/en/index.cfm?SEARCHBY=PrNm&SPRNM=BR-1180CD ...

Home Recording: Connecting to laptop, rca pin, analog guy
rca pin, analog guy, cakewalk sonar 2: Hi Francis - (what is your area of expertise?) The line in is what you need. The Mixer out is a stereo out having two RCA pin jacks. You can obtain RCA to 1/8 mini plug connector adapters at Radio Shack or the like. If you need software, check out Roemersoftware.com....

Home Recording: Connecting to laptop, external speakers, cakewalk sonar 2
external speakers, cakewalk sonar 2, audio interface: Hey Francis, Since you might need to record with 2 mics at the same time, you ll need to get an interface that will accommodate that. It seems that most of those are around $150. You can go to www.sweetwater.com and search for USB interface... there...

Home Recording: Connecting my mxing desk to my PC for recording purposes, level outputs, pa speakers
level outputs, pa speakers, typical size: Hi Peter, The mixer in that link is actually an amplifier. It was never intended for use in recording. It was meant to power PA speakers. It s a much different output level than what you need to record. The other mixers in that series are NOT amplifiers...

Home Recording: Cubase Recording/Playback Problems, virtual drums, playback problems
virtual drums, playback problems, pc laptop: Yes, RAM could likely be the problem. I m not sure what the manual says is the requirement, but it s pretty well accepted that the more RAM, the better. It would be great if you could get up to 2 gigs or so. One way to try to relieve some of the strain...

Home Recording: cables, stereo cables, studio speakers
stereo cables, studio speakers, cable xlr: Hi Fancis, In this situation, what looks like a stereo cable is actually a 1/4 Balanced cable. A mono cable is unbalanced. I m not sure which Mbox you have, so check your specs and find out if it has balanced or unbalanced outputs. If it s balanced,...

Home Recording: cubase sx3, tape input, instrumental track
tape input, instrumental track, mic input: Almost all speaker/sub woofer systems have a headphone jack on them somewhere. When you plug them in, it will cut the sound to the speakers and just come out the headphones, allowing you to use the volume control on the speaker. You only need to switch...

Home Recording: cubase and usb sound blaster, cubase sx, sound blaster
cubase sx, sound blaster, model sound: Hey Rigo, Can you tell me which specific model Sound Blaster you have? Also what microphone you re using. Cubase sample rate (44.1k and 48k) and bit rate (16, 24, and 32 bit) are setup in the project settings menu. Thanks Jerry ...

Home Recording: eq and mixing, condenser microphones, zoom 1044
condenser microphones, zoom 1044, 12th fret: Hi Lain, I m really not familiar with the Zoom models man. I use a Mac & Pro Tools. I can tell you this though, If you use a condenser mic to record your vox & use only the piezo on your guitar, you ll clean the sound up a lot right off the bat. I m not a...

Home Recording: Cubase Recording/Playback Problems, memory problem, music files
Home Recording: Cubase Recording/Playback Problems, memory problem, music files, gig

Home Recording: cubase sx3, audio monitoring, cheers
Home Recording: cubase sx3, audio monitoring, cheers

Home Recording: home recording, dell xps 600, software mixer
Home Recording: home recording, dell xps 600, software mixer, logic studio

Home Recording: music from audio tapes to CD's, fabulous effect, audiograbber
Home Recording: music from audio tapes to CD's, fabulous effect, audiograbber, audacity

Home Recording: Doing Home Drum Recordings, miking drums, circle arrangement
miking drums, circle arrangement, disco days: Hi Ralph - Click tracks are fine and are used often, not necesarily for every song. Many bands set up in a circle arrangement. Lots of bands do it... Tom Petty did it for his most recent album (Mudcrutch). There are no rules. I preferred miking drums...

Home Recording: Hook up my Rode NT2-A to my Mbox, microphone preamp, mbox 2
microphone preamp, mbox 2, input gain: I guess I ll give it a shot... First, make sure of these things - 1) The phantom power switch is turned on (ART...not the Mbox) 2) you re getting signal into the ART (check the meters, adjust input as needed) 3) You ve got the LINE OUT from the ART...

Home Recording: home recording, speacial, two instruments
speacial, two instruments, bass guitar: Alesis make a decent mixer (multimix usb) that comes with Cubase. I believe it retails around $150-200. There s a lot of these entry-level recording packages out there. With some careful listening, you can really produce some great sounding tracks...

Home Recording: Mixing desk, firewire capability, practical recording techniques
firewire capability, practical recording techniques, best bet: Hello, You re very welcome. I m glad to be of assistance. Although more mixers these days are likely to have either USB and/or FireWire, it s not currently a majority. Although your mixer is a few years old, chances are it can still do a great job at...

Home Recording: music from audio tapes to CD's, audio cassette tapes, den downstairs
audio cassette tapes, den downstairs, rca pin: Hi Terry - Although I m an analog guy not digital, I believe I can be of help to you. Roemersoftware.com has an audio program, both freebie and pay for. Check it out, as they walk you through it. The freebie may not be what you care for, as the audio quality...

Home Recording: new recording, simultaneous inputs, just shoot me
simultaneous inputs, just shoot me, computer program: Hey Johnny, what kind of recordings do you want to do? How many simultaneous inputs do you need? The question really isn t very basic at all, & I need as much detail as possible as to what you want to accomplish in order to help you in the right direction....

Home Recording: Preamp for PC recording........., fostex vf 16, turtle beach santa cruz
fostex vf 16, turtle beach santa cruz, art tube mp: Hello, From your message, it sounds like either you may have already answered your own questions or you may have made a decision regardless, which could very well be the best option for you. However, I will still give some feedback on the subject. I am...

Home Recording: ProTools Mic Recording, macbook, mic cable
macbook, mic cable, input levels: Let s walk through The Process .... (Assuming everything is plugged in...) Create a new audio track. Set the track input to where you have the mic (input 1 or 2). ON THE TRACK ITSELF, click the record enable button (it should be RED). Set the...

Home Recording: protools, mbox 2 pro, oo1
mbox 2 pro, oo1, last software: Hey Joe, I don t believe that each digi interface needs a specific driver to use with the software.... but each interface was only supported after certain versions of software. But I think you could have two problems, even though both seem to be the...

Home Recording: Recording guitar into Ableton Live 6 w/ pedal +midi cable, usb midi cable, ableton live 6
usb midi cable, ableton live 6, peace: Hey Chris, your USB pedal should show up in Live s preferences as an input. Just select it as the input you want to use & then it should show up in the track window when you want to record. Hope that helps, if you have any other questions, just drop me a line....

Home Recording: Tascam 488, teac corporation, guitar store
teac corporation, guitar store, good shape: Hi Jonathan - I have a model 464 that was in need of repair. I had it fixed at a local Tascam repair shop (for other reasons), and now it works great! I m not sure of your VU meter problems, but you could contact the TEAC corporation (Tascam), and get tech...

Home Recording: Transfer to CD from 4-track, rca pin, adapter cables
rca pin, adapter cables, stereo input: Hi Jared - assuming your laptop has a stereo input (aux/line in), you need: Roemersoftware.com has an audio program, both freebie and pay for. Check it out, as they walk you through it. The freebie may not be what you care for, as the audio quality may...

Home Recording: my tascam 464 wont play, volvo s80 new
volvo s80 new: Hi Craig - I too have a model 464. I don t think mine is as old as yours, nor do I think I ve used mine as you have. BUT my deck goofed up on me as well. I had to take it in to an authorized tascam repair shop and bite the bullet. It only set me back about...

Home Recording: Using a Commercial CD for reference, treble and bass, playback systems
treble and bass, playback systems, bx8: Hey Byron, Yes, flatness is actually usually sought after in a mixing setup. It s easier to judge balances, eq, and other relationships that way. Translation to other playback systems is definitely a huge part of the mixing process. But if your mixing...

Home Recording: Analog to IMAC, analogue inputs, analog recordings
analogue inputs, analog recordings, logic software: Yes. You need software with at least 4 tracks (obviously) and an audio interface with 4 analogue inputs. You might look at digidesign.com and see if any of their MBox interfaces have 4 analogue inputs. THis would come bundled with ProTools LE software....

Home Recording: Apex microphones, apex microphones, apex 430
apex microphones, apex 430, studio engineer: Hi Andre - Thanks a heap for your positive feedback. I researched the Apex microphone... and this is what I get??? Get real, dude! La...

Home Recording: audio, generic letter, audacity
generic letter, audacity, digitally: Hi Al - If I understand you correctly, it s been done for a while... digitally for the most part. I used my keyboard to record a Tarzan call, and you d think that it was original. What I m trying to say, is any piece of audio can be used. It may have to...

Home Recording: Basic home recording, magix music maker, musical knowledge
magix music maker, musical knowledge, mic input: The output of the mixer will be LINE LEVEL and should be fed to the LINE INPUT of your soundcard. Levels should be determined by a combination of looking at whatever on-screen meters your software offers and by listening to the result. With digital recording...

Home Recording: black sabbath/ nirvana sound, vox ad30vt, line 6 amps
vox ad30vt, line 6 amps, marshall amplifier: Hi Dean - Vox amps were designed and built by Jim Marshall in the 60s. Later, he started the Marshall amplifier co. (All were British). Newer Vox are American and different design. I d say, to get that particular sound you ll have to get a Marshall 50...

Home Recording: What cables/other equipment do I need?, art tube mp, whaling songs
art tube mp, whaling songs, rap hip hop: You will need an XLR male to XLR female mic cable to connect the mic to the mixer input. Then you will need whatever cable is appropriate for the mixer s OUTPUTS to the computer s LINE INPUT. You cannot connect the mixer to the computer s MIC input. It...

Home Recording: A decent micro recording studio, public radio station, compatible soundcard
public radio station, compatible soundcard, classical pianist: Hello, I had set my service on this website to show me as being on vacation , which I am, though for some reason, as I am still receiving questions. In any case, I ll answer your questions, though will keep it short and concise as possible. In direct...

Home Recording: What cables/other equipment do I need?, condenser mic, mxl 990
Home Recording: What cables/other equipment do I need?, condenser mic, mxl 990, plosives

Home Recording: A good micro home studio, public radio station, compatible soundcard
public radio station, compatible soundcard, classical pianist: Hey Ian, starting a home studio is really a big undertaking & the learning curve is huge, so I would recommend that you cut your first few sessions in a real studio as you re saving up to start your own home studio. The right gear is important, as is the room...

Home Recording: Home recording, radium 49, epiphone les paul
radium 49, epiphone les paul, midi keyboard: Hey Chitradeep, an iMac should cut no probs, & yes Garageband comes pre-installed on it & is very user friendly & sounds great. There are other higher end apps that you can buy, but I suggest you start with GB & see what you need & want to accomplish recording...

Home Recording: Laptop recording, musicians friend, altec lansing
musicians friend, altec lansing, sony acid: I m leaning toward the external sound card option. I doubt the version of acid would cause a change of that nature. The delay in recording... are you talking about latency or an echo? If it s latency, my guess is that it s a case of Vista hogging system...

Home Recording: Live Recording, alesis hd 24, mixer usb
alesis hd 24, mixer usb, hey jose: Hey Jose, the MOTU is probably your best bet. I ve had the 24, it worked great, sounded great, I now have the 896 HD, that sounds amazing as well. You should also check out Digidesign s 003 or 003 rack with an 896 HD hooked up to the lightpipe. Hope that helps,...

Home Recording: M-audio projectmix I/O & Macbook pro OS x 10.5.4, willem jan, firewire device
willem jan, firewire device, first hope: Hey Willem, make sure the power for the Projectmix is on, & if it still doesn t work, try testing your firewire port with another firewire device to make sure the port itself is functioning properly. If the port is working, try the Projectmix on a different...

Home Recording: MR-8 Multytracker/FlashCard, yamaha mg10, multitracker
yamaha mg10, multitracker, record songs: I don t know how you d change the behaviour of the SmartCard and Fostex that s a question for Fostex, perhaps. but a simple solution seems to be to just name the track something that includes the date. such as HARD DAYS NIGHT 7-12-08 no? ...

Home Recording: MXL 990 Condenser Mic and Art Tube Preamp - what do I need?, art tube mp, art tube preamp
art tube mp, art tube preamp, condenser mic: Hey Michael, the 990 is a USB mic, so if you buy that you won t be able to use a pre-amp with it. What I suggest you check out instead is the Cascade Elroy Tube mic & either a Focusrite Trackmaster Pro or a Voicemaster Pro. Here s a couple of links to check...

Home Recording: New Sound Card Necessary?, soundblaster audigy 2 zs, soundblaster audigy 2
soundblaster audigy 2 zs, soundblaster audigy 2, hardware combination: not exactly., while I don t know anything about the specific hardware you re describing, the CONCEPT remains the same and that is: if the software and hardware combination allows you to make higher sample rate and bit depth recordings, (such as 96k or...

Home Recording: programmng, guitar chord, snare
guitar chord, snare, threshold: You mean to do a multiple search and replace? not in any audio programme I am AWARE of. there are some programmes that will let you set a threshold, so for example every snare over a certain level can be replaced with another snare sound. but if you...

Home Recording: Studio setup, tascam tm d1000, d1000 digital
tascam tm d1000, d1000 digital, track mixer: Hello, I ll provide a general set-up for what you provided, though it s important to know that there are alternate means of connecting everything. You did not clarify what type of computer you are using, what operating system, nor the type of stereo...

Home Recording: surround music mix from stereo mix, budget film, stereo mix
budget film, stereo mix, music mix: Well, it sounds a bit unorthodox, but it may work. Try using aux feeds to your LF channel with a low pass filter on the input of the LF channel. That way, anything being recorded onto the LF channel will be stripped of it s high frequency. I have not used...

Home Recording: trouble with recording basic guitar sounds, audio interface, basic guitar
audio interface, basic guitar, adobe audition: I don t know anything about Adobe Audition, or what soundcard or other audio interface you are using to get your mic up to line level and into the computer. But as a GENERAL concept, if the amp is loud enough to be reasonably heard in the room, then it...

Home Recording: 4 mike drum setups, diaphragm condenser, condenser mikes
diaphragm condenser, condenser mikes, tom sheffield: Hi Tom - Back in the olden days of yore, there wasn t the vast selection of mics that are plentiful today... nor do they have the very high quality of those Telefunken or Neumanns. ... or do they? Anyway, your preference to large diaphragm for overheads...

Home Recording: best way to record, electric drum kit, roland td
electric drum kit, roland td, midi piano: Hey Dan, get some DVD s from these guys: http://multiplatinumprotools.com/ The lessons are Pro Tools specific, but you can apply the techniques describes in just about any recording software. I bought the mixing edition & was so impressed that I m getting...

Home Recording: Home Recording, sound proof room, guitar bass drums
sound proof room, guitar bass drums, home recording equipment: Hey Dave, I would say that getting a Mac would definitely be the way to go for recording man. I switched over from PC to Mac about 8 years ago & have never been anything but perfectly happy that I did. I d recommend getting a second hand G5 PPC, an M-Audio...

Home Recording: Mbox 2 with Amp plugin, signal to noise ratio, mic input
signal to noise ratio, mic input, input gain: Hey Greg, if you re using a high gain setting on your amp, you re going to end up with some noise. It s no big deal, just make sure your signal to noise ratio is good & clean your tracks after recording & you won t hear it. To get good signal to noise, be...

Home Recording: Microphone Connection, microphone connection, macbook
microphone connection, macbook, one mic: Hey Aaron, you ll need a small mixer such as this one: http://behringer.com/MX602A/index.cfm?lang=ENG And a cable like this one: http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=2002&sku=40615 And 2 adaptors like this: http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=102&sku=40640...

Home Recording: Microphone placement, shure sm 57, diaphragm condenser
shure sm 57, diaphragm condenser, ribbon mics: Hey David, for mic selection, I d go for D6 on Kick, 57 on snare & a matched set of ribbons or condensers on overheads. (Cascade males amazing ribbon mics for this - they re called fatheads) Mic placement depends on the sound you re looking for. I like well...

Home Recording: Mixing, instrumental hip hop, ugly sound
instrumental hip hop, ugly sound, reading articles: The simple answer is a resounding no. When in the digital audio realm, ANY clipping is bad, whether on individual or master channels. Digital clipping is normally an ugly sound that most engineers and producers want to stay light years away from, and unless...

Home Recording: Mixing Vocals, david miles huber, slow ballads
david miles huber, slow ballads, mixing vocals: Hi Franklyn - To begin with a good read try Modern Recording Techniques, 6th ed. by David Miles Huber and Robert E. Runstein (Focal Press, 2005) Copyright Đ 2005 . A great book which can answer all your questions. My approach to all recordings is to...

Home Recording: mixer and mbox, mic placement, track thanks
mic placement, track thanks, stereo mix: Unfortunately, you are maxed out at 2 tracks at a time with the mbox. There is no way around this. You can use a mixer to do a multi-channel to stereo mix which you could then feed into the mBox. I ve done this before - it s a bit more labor intensive...

Home Recording: mixing like a monsta, logic pro 7, o2r
logic pro 7, o2r, light pipe: Hey Vinny, I m not really sure how many tracks you ll be able to get out of it at once, but here s what I found from Roland: http://www.roland.com/products/en/fa-66/index.html It says 6 or 4 simultaneously, but I d read up on it in the manual if I were...

Home Recording: Re: Home Recording, PC, split mp3, music editing
split mp3, music editing, mp3 songs: You ll need a multitrack mixing program that can import MP3 s for editing. I believe that Acid can do this (not totally positive, though). You can look into Cakewalk and Cubase as well... I use macs for my music editing, so I ve fallen behind the loop when...

Home Recording: Regarding phasing, sinusoidal waves, destructive interference
sinusoidal waves, destructive interference, constructive interference: If your program allows it (Pro Tools does), try inverting the polarity of one of the problem tracks. Offsetting the track by a few ticks is good, but not always effective. It is odd that the guitar is disappearing on separately recorded tracks - I could...

Home Recording: Regarding phasing, kick drums, kick drum
kick drums, kick drum, thanks a million: Hey Conor, you re guitars disappearing is absolutely full on phase cancellation. How did you record the guitars? Was the mic far away from the cabinet? Did you move the mics for the 2 recordings? In any case, time shifting one of the tracks a bit will fix...

Home Recording: recording a full band on seperate tracks, midi capabilities, aes ebu
midi capabilities, aes ebu, mark of the unicorn: Hi Andre, there are several apps you can use. I use a few different ones, but my main interface & recording software right now is Mark of the Unicorn s 896 HD & Audiodesk. It has no midi capabilities, but I don t really use midi anyhow & when I do I have several...

Home Recording: Voice over music, karaoke song, xmas song
karaoke song, xmas song, music track: You should be able to do it with Cakewalk. You ll need to import the CD music track as a .wav (using iTunes - if you don t have it, get it cos it s free!). Open the file in cakewalk, record another track with your voice, mix the 2 together and burn it to...

Home Recording: Alesis SR-16 and Pro Tools, alesis sr, midi connector
alesis sr, midi connector, pro tools: Hey Mike, unfortunately, I m really not a midi guy. I can tell you this much though, I use an M-Audio Radium 49 Keyboard so that I can play the hammond sounds from NI B4, & I use it in Pro Tools & it works fine, so it should work. Sorry I can t be any more...

Home Recording: Bass/Drum Recording..., warm response, kick drum
warm response, kick drum, audix: Hey Alec, for kick drum you can use an Audix F-12. It has a very natural sound & you can get just about any kick drum sound you want with it by recording flat, (No EQ) & then adjust the tonality afterwards. For Snare an SM-57 is standard, but you can also...

Home Recording: Bass/Drum Recording..., amazon books, miking drums
amazon books, miking drums, disco days: Hi Alec - A direct box should eliminate the fuzz sound. There are lots of boxes available out there. SESCOM is one. Modern Recording Techniques by Robert Runstein is a good book (6th edition). You can find a good used book at Amazon Books cheap! ...

Home Recording: Better recording through Garage Band, mac os x, firewire interface
mac os x, firewire interface, finished song: Hi Tara, the problem you re experiencing with your MBox is likely having to do with your computer going to sleep when not in use. MBox s hate sleep function for some reason. When you reboot the system does it work? Try testing the sleep issue & let me know...

Home Recording: Buying equipment, logic studio, macbook
logic studio, macbook, channel interface: Hi Juan, it depends on how many tracks you want to be able to record. If you want to record a full drumkit, bass, guitar & vocals, you ll need an 8 channel interface. My first suggestion would be to go for Logic Studio, as you get the most bang for your buck...

Home Recording: Buzz Sound, presonus firebox, exact power
presonus firebox, exact power, ground loop: This sounds almost like a ground loop issue. Make sure that the cabling you are using isn t directional cable (many cable companies market this stuff, and in my experience, it s nothing but trouble). Usually, the cables will have arrows pointing in the...

Home Recording: Hardware/Software Compatibility, sound forge 8, motu ultralite
sound forge 8, motu ultralite, software compatibility: Hey David, I don t use Sonar or Soundforge, so I can t say for sure, but Ableton Live works well with MOTU stuff. (I m on a Mac, so I don t use PC software.) I can t see you having any problems though, as every other software title I ve tried with MOTU s stuff...

Home Recording: Home Recording, condenser mic, shure sm57
condenser mic, shure sm57, elec guitar: Hi Dan - I don t know of any free software, as I am an anaalogue guy not digital. As far as microphones go, there are several mics out there. Actually I prefer large diaphragm mics for acoustic instruments, i.e acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, vocals. Dynamic...

Home Recording: home recording, blue microphones, usb microphones
blue microphones, usb microphones, right software: You can look at sites like musiciansfriend.com , samash.com, or sweetwater.com and do a search for USB microphones. Blue Microphones has one called Snowball that is pretty good. I know Samson makes one as well. Bear in mind your present and future needs....

Home Recording: MBox 2, korg triton, clock source
korg triton, clock source, powerbook g4: Hi Clive, it sounds like there a problem with the sync. Make sure that everything is using the same clock source as the master. Also try switching the master as some pieces of gear don t like being slaved & misbehave with certain other pieces of gear when...

Home Recording: Multitracks, bass and drums, multitrack recorder
bass and drums, multitrack recorder, analogue: Hi Sophia - Of course you can record separately onto a multitrack machine whether it is analogue or digital. You should have a minimum of 8 tracks to make it easier. I have a chart for the drum micing should you want it (4 tracks should do it). La...

Home Recording: Punch-In Problem in Sonar 6 Producer, analogue world, question thanks
analogue world, question thanks, punch: Hi Scott - This may be the limit of my advice to you, because I m an analogue guy not digital. We didn t have a latency issue in the analogue world. I don t believe this should be a problem for you as well. I m quite curious as to how you handle it with...

Home Recording: recording voice on to c.d, digital voice recorder, digital voice recorders
digital voice recorder, digital voice recorders, playback facilities: Hello, I m not sure how long the sessions last, though the alternatives to audio cassettes will more than likely offer more than enough of the required durations. You could definitely consider recording via your computer and putting the recordings on...

Home Recording: The Start of sound waves from a source, modal resonances, 20 degrees celsius
modal resonances, 20 degrees celsius, speed of sound at sea level: Hi Dusty - Without getting into lenghthy dissertation, this research found: Wavelength of Sound This calculator requires a JavaScript capable browser This calculator will tell you the wavelength of any airborne audio frequency in inches, feet and metres,...

Home Recording: Trying To Choose a Firewire Interface, focusrite saffire, presonus firebox
focusrite saffire, presonus firebox, firewire interface: Hi David, for me, the MOTU takes it hands down. You get more inputs, & that seals the deal for me. I ve used MOTU for a long time now, & still use an 896HD. The Focusrite stuff looks great too, I have a Trackmaster Pro & I love it. But, the extra inputs allow...

Home Recording: Clicks on cuebase SX 2.0, cuebase, vst instruments
cuebase, vst instruments, cpu power: Hi Mick, I also have this problem from time to time and itīs not Steinbergs fault. Itīs just a case of not enough CPU power. You could freeze audiotracks and vst instruments, use FX channels instead of putting effects you could share (reverb, delay, chorus...

Home Recording: Cubase 4 LE w/XP Home - SP3, midi channel, midi controller
midi channel, midi controller, cubase 4: Hi William, I m not a LE user, so I wouldn t know if this happens a lot. You should contact Steinberg to ask about the problem. Maybe theyīll have a solution for you. As for the M-Audio, have you connected the output of your midi channel to a VST...

Home Recording: Cubase sx3, problem wit, audio interface
problem wit, audio interface, soundcard: Hi Juan, In order to hook up your mixer to cubase, is connecting your mixer to your audio interface. Sometimes the mixer IS the audio interface (When you can connect it with a USB or FireWire cable to your computer). If it s not like that you can connect...

Home Recording: Cubasis VST 5 - editing tracks, cubase le, nuendo
cubase le, nuendo, steinberg: Hi Sarah! When you click on an audio event (A block of audio) you can drag the squares on the top left and right corner of the block to the right and the left, to make a fade in. At least, it is like this in Cubase LE and SX and other Steinberg programs...

Home Recording: control the B4 native instrument on protools, apple ibook g4, midi controler
apple ibook g4, midi controler, native instrument: Hi Oliver, I m not a Protools expert, but I ve used it in the past, but mainly for recording and mixing audio. So some things might have a different name, but hopefully you ll know what I mean.. In PT you have to add an instrument track (Or maybe...

Home Recording: drums`, david miles huber, elec guitar
david miles huber, elec guitar, recording engineer: Hi Cole - You are beginning to sound like a recording engineer. I m going to recommend a fine read for you, available from Amazon, used. Check this book out... Modern Recording Techniques 6th edition (Paperback) by David Miles Huber (Author), Robert E....

Home Recording: Recording from a mixer to a computer, cable interface, quick solution
Home Recording: Recording from a mixer to a computer, cable interface, quick solution, guitar center

Home Recording: fading a digital instrument track., midi track, orchestra instrument
midi track, orchestra instrument, digital instrument: OK that makes sense. Fades are only applicable on audio tracks. If you want, you can bounce & render the orchestra instrument tracks to an audio track(s) and then apply the fades, or you can simply draw in automation for your volume levels on the instrument...

Home Recording: Garageband (ilife '09) recording, digital workstation, costly purchase
digital workstation, costly purchase, pre amp: Hi Jeff, Most firewire mixers don t have the option to use them as a mixer for your Digital Workstation. That means you can t use your mixer to play with the faders in Garageband. brands like Mackie and Phonic have good FireWire mixers. I use a Phonic...

Home Recording: Home recording/drum sounds, miking drums, sympathetic vibrations
miking drums, sympathetic vibrations, disco days: Hi Steven - I m not sure if this is what you want, but here is one of my faves for miking: I preferred miking drums with dynamic mics. Shure SM57s on all drums. If done properly, no overhead mics are necessary. All drums should have top and bottom heads...

Home Recording: hooking up stuff, public address system, bass guitarist
public address system, bass guitarist, piece drumset: Hi Cole - The triggers hook up to the brain of your drum synth whether it be D Drums or whatever. From there into the mixer stereo in. As well as your mics... you ll have to manually blend them in. This is the fun part. Sorry, I don t do triggers etc...

Home Recording: lyrics from CD, charity performances, lyric searches
charity performances, lyric searches, stock players: That s a tough one... I m sure you ve done internet lyric searches, and if not - they can be fruitful at times. If you have a surround sound system available, you can play the CD in Pro Logic mode and the vocals will almost always come solely from the...

Home Recording: Mixing multiple tracks in Logic Express, logic express, audio spectrum
logic express, audio spectrum, sonic qualities: Hi Josh, Iīm afraid I donīt know enough about Logic Express to answer that question.. What I do know is that, even if you found that function, it wonīt be ideal for mixing. Of course it saves you a lot of time, but no 2 songs are the same, not even...

Home Recording: Multitrack recording on a PC, channel sound cards, david miles huber
channel sound cards, david miles huber, fellow musician: Hi Jim - Thanks for your concern Takes me back to my oldeen days of stacking. I did that often, but was without the luxuries of samples, etc. I am recommending this book available used from Amazon: Modern Recording Techniques (Paperback) by David Miles...

Home Recording: making a cd from digital piano recording, yamaha p120 digital piano, vaio vgn
yamaha p120 digital piano, vaio vgn, sony vaio: Download the free recording program Audacity and use that to record into your PC. You ll need a cable from the piano to the mic/line input obviously... After you record what you like, and you have a take that you like - save it as a .wav file. If you...

Home Recording: monitor desk, monitor settings, cheers
monitor settings, cheers, desk: Hi Luke, To be honest, I never heard of Monitor Desk , but I can imagine that it s a mixing desk for the onstage monitors. Maybe for the soundguy to use, or maybe to place it on stage, so your band can adjust the monitor settings. Always a good investment...

Home Recording: Recording from a mixer to a computer, unity series, channel mixer
unity series, channel mixer, radio shack: Hi Anthony - Your laptop isn t suited for multitrack recording, as it only has two tracks (left and right)... Multitrack machines have 4, 8, 16, 24, or 32 tracks. You could go with directly to 2 track stereo... that s it. Sorry. To do this, you must obtain...

Home Recording: Sound interface, overhead mics, miking drums
overhead mics, miking drums, sympathetic vibrations: Hi Ignacio - 10 tracks for drums is overkill. Check out my ideaal miking techniques: I preferred miking drums with dynamic mics. Shure SM57s on all drums. If done properly, no overhead mics are necessary. All drums should have top and bottom heads except...

Home Recording: Triggering drums and miking., condenser mics, diaphragm condenser
condenser mics, diaphragm condenser, overhead mics: Hi Cole - There aare plenty of mixers out there. Tascam, Behringer, Peavey, Carvin to name a few. a PA mixer is not the same as a recording mixer, as a PA mixer has only stereo (left & right) busses. A recording mixer has, 4, 8, 16 or 24 busses. Sweeetwater...

Home Recording: tascam dp01, drums and bass, speaker levels
drums and bass, speaker levels, electric guitar: All of the options you re describing are valid - remember, there really isn t a wrong or right way. As long as you re not feeding speaker levels to the Tascam s inputs, all I can suggest is to expreriment until you ve found something you think sounds good...

Home Recording: tube mp studio to laptop, art tube mp, neumann u87
art tube mp, neumann u87, condenser mic: Hi Jim - First of all, The use of the USB port is new to me (in the olden days we used XLR connectors). Now with the use of laptops, something s missing... multitrack use, i.e. 4, 8, 16, 24 and 32 track machines instead of 2 tracks (left and right) which...

Home Recording: Using Focusrite Saffire To Record & M Audio Keystation 61es, external synthesizer, midi chip
external synthesizer, midi chip, midi keyboard: Hi Jerry, From the programs you mentioned I only know how to do it in Cubase. You connect your Saffire to your computer (and ofcourse install it properly) and then you open Cubase. When it s openend up you click on Devices Device Setup. And then your...

Home Recording: 30 ips recording, 30 ips, rca outputs
30 ips, rca outputs, rca plugs: Hi Rolf - RCA plugs are fine. The 7 1/2 IPS transfer is also fine, but there is always a generation loss incurred. You may do a playback and record alignment however this is quite an involved complicated process to explain, so I would simply go for a 0vu...

Home Recording: Adding Compression to my setup, rca cables, audio fidelity
rca cables, audio fidelity, rack effects: Hey Kev, that s about as low as I d go actually. Anything else just won t provide you wit the audio fidelity you need to get a good recording. Spending a hundred bucks would be like taking a step sideways instead of forward. Sorry I can t help you more bro....

Home Recording: 30 ips recording, sony sound forge, generation loss
Home Recording: 30 ips recording, sony sound forge, generation loss, reel machines

Home Recording: Line in problem?, drive interface, soundblaster
Home Recording: Line in problem?, drive interface, soundblaster, sound card

Home Recording: Hellpppp, mic pre amp, musician s friend
mic pre amp, musician s friend, audio interface: Presonus and Tascam both make capable audio interfaces in your price range. As far as one website for your gear, I personally would shop several and see who has the specific piece of equipment for the cheapest, a sale, free shipping, etc. Try Musician s Friend,...

Home Recording: Line in problem?, microphone input, hardware failure
microphone input, hardware failure, audio interface: Wow - that s a really odd scenario. I ve never heard of anything like this, especially across different programs. I would try to contact the soundcard manufacturer first, or look into purchasing an external audio interface for recording. I m sorry I can...

Home Recording: lexicon omega, lexicon omega, digitech 2120
lexicon omega, digitech 2120, mixing consoles: The Y cables are used for effects loops typically. Not having any Lexicon gear, I m not sure if the inserts are set up as a send/return configuration, but I ll go with the assumption that it is (consult your manual). The single TRS plug to 2 TS plug...

Home Recording: Mixer/PC/Equipment Level settings, mixer pc, unity gain
mixer pc, unity gain, stereo channel: Hey Dan, you should set everything to unity gain & adjust accordingly from there. I wouldn t let anything peak if I was you. Going +3 into digital will not sound very good at all. If you re recording in 24 bit, try getting your levels to average around -12dB....

Home Recording: Recording Technology, korg d8, musicians friend
korg d8, musicians friend, ebay: Hi Jasmine - Look into Ebay for best deals. Sweetwater or Musicians Friend are catalogs on line also to name a few.Korg d8 and Roland are popular. These are digital recording machines. They are without drum machines or microphones, which have to be purchased...

Home Recording: record my own song, pin xlr, song question
pin xlr, song question, pc answer: Hi Ashutosh, This isn t a simple process. With what you ve got, you can record a basic guitar-vocal and that s it. You ll have to purchase a microphone adapter transformer and a converter cable (from 3 pin XLR to 1/8 mini plug). The folks at Radio Shack...

Home Recording: singer voice replacement, recording engineer, vocal track
recording engineer, vocal track, voice quality: You gave me a knowledgability rating of 3 which I would like to dispute. Unless YOU know of a program that can do this, there is no program that will. I ve been a recording engineer for over 25 years, and saying I have a lack of knowledge in this area is...

Home Recording: Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini, digidesign mbox 2, digidesign mbox 2 mini
digidesign mbox 2, digidesign mbox 2 mini, guitar rig: Depending on your computer, you may be able to select it as your primary audio output - depending on the program, possibly as an input source as well. It all depends on your particular computer hardware, and if the software allows it. For example, I can...

Home Recording: Home Studio Recording, tascam 464, digi world
tascam 464, digi world, best bet: Hi Connell - This subject is beyond my league... but in the digi world you ll need 4 independent busses. Rather than your usual stereoeo busses(left and right), you ll need 2 more. Hmmm, that s beyond me. I m just an analogue (I appreciate your spelling...

Home Recording: instrument tracks, graphic eq, special software
graphic eq, special software, drummers: Typically no. The way that CD s are mixed, there s really no way to remove any one instrument (vocals are an exception, but you need special software for that). If you have a good graphic EQ, you may be able to fiddle and make the guitars less pronounced,...

Home Recording: mic recording, audio video security, web cams
audio video security, web cams, monitoring software: Hey Mike, I know that some Logitech web cams have monitoring software that does just that, but I don t know what it is. You ll have to search for audio/video security software & see what suits your budget & needs. Hope that helps, if you need anything else,...

Home Recording: mixing & mastering, condenser mic, compression settings
condenser mic, compression settings, audio interface: No problem. Let s start at the beginning and forgive me if I have to ask more questions as we go. The end result of a recording is only as good as it s weakest link. Your mic is fine. Make sure you are using the cardioid setting. Experiment with mic placement....

Home Recording: Tascam 464, record button, play button
record button, play button, tascam 464: Hey Mario, I d bring it in & have it looked at by a qualified technician man. From the sounds of it, it could be any number of things causing the trouble & without actually taking it apart, it s impossible to say what s going on. Sorry I can t help any more...

Home Recording: Triggering midi instruments with USB Guitar in ProTools 7.3.1, digital audio midi, edirol pcr 30
digital audio midi, edirol pcr 30, guitar synthesis: The iAxe is not a MIDI controller. That s what you ll need to control the software synths. This guitar is only outfitted with a built in A to D converter (much like any USB audio input device). It s merely converting the analog output of the guitar into a...

Home Recording: voice recording to cd, hp pavilion pc, quality issues
hp pavilion pc, quality issues, posterity: Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. You can record directly to a hard drive and even tweak it with free software. I personally think you would regret this due to quality issues, but it s all in how good you want it. If it s for posterity I think a...

Home Recording: Alternative drum set recording equipment, progressive metal band, pzm microphone
progressive metal band, pzm microphone, thick sound: Hi Jordan - It s been some 25+ years since I was in the studio, BUT we didn t charge a set-up fee... especially at $1000 a pop. This sounds quite high, although this was Hollywood. The PZM microphone was originally made by Crown, then was sold to Radio...

Home Recording: Analogue to digital, analogue to digital, stereo inputs
analogue to digital, stereo inputs, dollar range: Larry is right. There are some computer interfaces that can handle this, but you ll be spending into the 400 to 500 dollar range typically. Most USB interfaces only allow 2 channels at a time. Alesis has firewire mixers you could do this with. Lexicon...

Home Recording: Getting Gear (part 2), electronic drum set, edirol midi
electronic drum set, edirol midi, electronic drumset: Hey Gabriel, you can use the direct or master outs to record audio. Most of those units will allow you to use all outs simultaneously, so you can probably use the direct outs for your cymbals & the master outs for your drums to allow for a bit more options...

Home Recording: One Man Band Project, guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar
guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar, cheap solution: I ve been there James. I would suggest a computer based recording system preferably Pro Tools. You could get away with a small interface until you record drums. You will certainly need 8 inputs for them. Mics are on you, you can spend as much as you want there....

Home Recording: One Man Band Project, guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar
guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar, cheap solutions: Hi James Sorry for the delay in responding. My recommendation is to get a Pro Tools set up. Look at the MBox series, and definitely get an interface that will give you at the very least 2 inputs. You can look at the M-Powered version or the full on...

Home Recording: Mixing & Mastering Infomation, stereo field, instrumentals
stereo field, instrumentals, backups: Lead vocals are usually right in the center. Backups can be all over the stereo field. Panning for your instruments is totally up to you as long as you make space for everything. I normally picture I m listening to a live band. Both mono and stereo tracks...

Home Recording: One man band project, guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar
guitar rhythm, rhythm guitar, project question: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question7.htm Let me know if this works. Lar Hi James - The answer is quite involved, but analogue recording is the old style of recording with the tape has to be rewound. Newer diital recording is done in binary...

Home Recording: narrowing down choices, electronic drumset, xlr cables
electronic drumset, xlr cables, simultaneous playback: Hey Gabriel, you would set the program s outs to use the firewire to the Mackie, then lien listen through that. Everything you need to know to get up & running you ll find in the manual that comes with the Mackie board. If you want, you can download the manual...

Home Recording: Panning Tracks, olden days, electric bass
olden days, electric bass, bass drum: Hi Jordan - panning is like an artist with his brushes... wherever whatever. I will say in the olden days bass drum, electric bass, and all other low end instruments were in the center so as not to have records skipping. Also lead vocals would usually be...

Home Recording: Panning Vocals Pt.2, brittle sound, occasional peaks
brittle sound, occasional peaks, multitrack tape: Hi Jordan - There i no set placement for panning anything. It has been said the multitrack tape recorder has been man s greatest contribution to indecision . Hmm...think about it! Sometimes we would pan the vocals to he left, but the reverb to the right...

Home Recording: PMP3000, amp section, power amp
amp section, power amp, pro tools: Hey Adrian, I don t know that mixer too well, but as long as you don t plug anything from the power amp section into your computer, you should be fine. If you plug the power amp into the computer though, you ll fry your PC s inputs. Hope that helps, if you...

Home Recording: Problem with H/W Buffer size?, playback engine, pro tools
playback engine, pro tools, buffer size: Hi Joe I ve had issue like this before. It can be a combination of both. First of all, if at all possible, have your session on an external drive (or any drive that does not contain your OS or the program). Try to reduce plugins as much as possible....

Home Recording: phonograph to dvd format, old phonograph records, computer drive
old phonograph records, computer drive, dvd formats: Being that they will be audio I would use a CD. DVDs are not very useful for audio only. CD-RW is a re-writable CD. You can erase an use it again. Just stick with a regular CDR here, they are much cheaper. DVD+R or DVD-R are just different formats. Either...

Home Recording: Recording Software, foley effects, google
foley effects, google, audacity: This is a fairly general question. There is a free recording program that I use quite often called Audacity . (Just google audacity and you ll get a direct link for download). It s easy to use, and has the flexibility for simple to more intricate recording...

Home Recording: recording my own voice, intel computer, windows recorder
intel computer, windows recorder, sound recorder: Click Record, and then let Sound Recorder run for 60 seconds. After Sound Recorder stops recording, click Save As on the File menu, and name the file Blank.wav. To increase the maximum recording time in Sound Recorder, click Insert File on the Edit menu,...

Home Recording: recording from powered mixer, powered mixer, computer guru
powered mixer, computer guru, musical application: Hi! This should be the simplest solution for you... regardless of what type of recorder you buy, all you need to do is run a cable from the REC OUT on the front of the Phonic to the input of the recording device. Depending on the computer you own, there...

Home Recording: Software for constructing complete drum tracks?, bass rhythm, lead guitars
bass rhythm, lead guitars, audio engineer: You can add a keyboard to your setup, but almost all functions can be achieved with a computer keyboard. The Akai MPC used to the primary route for most producers, but according to the main producer I work with, who is a Grammy nominee btw, said that Reason...

Home Recording: Tascam 488 Portastudio 8 track recorder, curious trivia, track tape recorder
curious trivia, track tape recorder, track recorder: Tom - I never owned a 488 machine. I do own a model 464, so I am curious. Trivia story. We had some 16 track tapes that we played back/sometimes recorded on a 24 track tape recorder which worked! I ll say yes, but be careful which tracks you choose. First...

Home Recording: TS vs TRS, electronic drumset, happy trails
electronic drumset, happy trails, ts 1: Hi Sean - With only the information you ve given me so far, I d say to go with the TS 1/4 route. I ll be willing to bet that s the way to go. the TRS (tip ring sleeve) balanced or lo-z is only necessary if you exceed 15 ft (hum filter) to the mixing console....

Home Recording: Working with a TEAC analog set up, track mixer, sync sound
track mixer, sync sound, bass machine: Hi Mark - Oh yes I remember it well... the junior version of the 3340. Although the 2340 had it s shortcomings i.e. speeds of 7 1/2 and 3 3/4 ips, and max. size of 7 reels it was a great machine. Your problem is the simul-sinc mode. You have to monitor...

Home Recording: Buzzing / USB Microphone, soundcard, sound cards
soundcard, sound cards, mics: Hey Chris, all laptops have noisy sound-cards. I would in stead suggest that you get a USB/Firewire interface. Here s a good on to check out: http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet.php Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line....

Home Recording: Chorus Microphone Recommendation, overhead mics, choral competitions
overhead mics, choral competitions, cappella chorus: Sorry for the delay in responding...Here are some I have experience with. For the BEST, in my opinion, look at Schoeps Mics. The CCM-L and CCM-U are superb. The Crown CM-31 is an excellent choice. I know Shure and Sennheiser have some really great...

Home Recording: External Hard Drive, external hard drive, gb drive
external hard drive, gb drive, firewire port: Sorry for the delay in answering. An external drive is perfectly fine, and these days, recommended. Try to keep the capacity of your external 350G or below. You want fairly fast seek times, and the big terabyte drives are a bit slow (I m sure that will...

Home Recording: External Hard Drive, audio playback, channel interface
Home Recording: External Hard Drive, audio playback, channel interface, audio access

Home Recording: pro tool le 7.3 and the mbox 2, mixer
Home Recording: pro tool le 7.3 and the mbox 2, mixer

Home Recording: HELP!!??!!??!!??!?!?!? lol, clap your hands, drum miking
clap your hands, drum miking, standing waves: Hi Ken - There is no absolute way of drum miking in a room, BUT when in a room with parallel walls avoid standing waves. Clap your hands and hear a boin-ing efffect. Kinda hard to hear in a drum booth, but with hard surfaces i.e. drywall etc. soften the...

Home Recording: Machine control/Reason as aRewire, output midi, motif 6
output midi, motif 6, midi track: Hopefully, I m reading this right... The distinction that many people miss is between MIDI and AUDIO. What you re seeing is the midi information in your istrument track faders. When you are running from the back of your Motif into the MBox, are you setting...

Home Recording: Music CDs vs Data CDs, hey joey, powerpoint presentations
hey joey, powerpoint presentations, music cds: Hey Joey, don t even worry about it man, they re all the same. The music ones are supposedly optimized for music in some way, but other than that, there s very little difference between them. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line....

Home Recording: pro tool le 7.3 and the mbox 2, pro tool, answering the question
pro tool, answering the question, computer setup: Unfortunately, latency is an issue that plauges all mbox users. I d suggest consulting the digidesign website & forum for suggestions, as I rarely have to deal with this issue personally, and normally just plow through it when I do. FOLLOW UP - ...

Home Recording: Quality of a computer recording vs other, quality sound card, high quality sound
quality sound card, high quality sound, akg microphones: Hi Dan, I m sorry to disappoint you. I have no experience whatsoever with portable recording devices whatsoever. You may have to ask someone else. I m sure there are people here on AllExperts that do know the answer. I m sorry! As for good mics...

Home Recording: can still hear the click during playback when it is turned off!, lexicon omega, cubase le
lexicon omega, cubase le, guitar track: Hi Mike, it sounds like something is not configured properly. I ve never used either of those products before, so am unaware of any little idiosyncrasies they may have, & without actually being there to check that everything is routed & set up properly, it...

Home Recording: Audio Track - Skips, karaoke cd, cubase 4
karaoke cd, cubase 4, even flow: Hi Ron, Does this only happen when you import the song with Cubase (So that cubase rips the audio from the cd)? I always use an external wave ripper for ripping songs from a cd. I use CDex. Which is free. Let me know if this helped you, otherwise...

Home Recording: audio in garage band, hardware interface, garage band
hardware interface, garage band, better luck: Hi Judy, if you update the firmware it should load up as a USB drive & you should be able to import the files directly. Check it out on this site: http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1901 As for your second problem, there s really...

Home Recording: also Boss Br-8 Digital Recording Studio problem, local music store, boss br
local music store, boss br, zip disks: Hey Michael, it s hard to say. I ve never used that unit & am unfamiliar with the manner in which it functions. My suggestion would be to bring a couple of disks into your local music store & see if they ll load on one of their new machines. Then maybe you...

Home Recording: Choosing a mic for the Roland VS840 Digital Workstation, mic level output, condenser mics
mic level output, condenser mics, diaphragm condenser: I ve not used the VS840, but when choosing a mic, go by what your ears tell you. Specs can give you only a part of the true value of a mic. don t get too caught up in bells and whistles either. If the simulations sound good to you with a SM57, then there...

Home Recording: Cubase/Snowball latency?, expert settings, instrumental track
expert settings, instrumental track, vocal track: Hi Anthony, Yep, it sounds like your dealing with latency here. If you go to the Device Setup window in Cubase you can change the latency of your card by tweaking the expert settings. No all soundcards feature this setting however. You can also change...

Home Recording: Audio Track - Skips, cubase 4, interface
Home Recording: Audio Track - Skips, cubase 4, interface

Home Recording: Cubase/Snowball latency?, asio drivers, slider
Home Recording: Cubase/Snowball latency?, asio drivers, slider, tweaks

Home Recording: olympus voice recorder WS-300M, ill effect, folders
Home Recording: olympus voice recorder WS-300M, ill effect, folders

Home Recording: Pioneer RT 909, capstan motor, micro switches
Home Recording: Pioneer RT 909, capstan motor, micro switches

Home Recording: Pro Tools and Studio Monitors, pro tools software, delay problem
Home Recording: Pro Tools and Studio Monitors, pro tools software, delay problem, buffer size

Home Recording: reel to reel tape deck, internet talk, oldies
Home Recording: reel to reel tape deck, internet talk, oldies

Home Recording: home recording issue, acoustica mixcraft, time promoter
acoustica mixcraft, time promoter, mac guy: Hey Benn, if you have an MBox, why not just use Pro Tools?It comes with it & you d probably get more clients advertising PT than mixcraft.As for using the MBox with that software, sorry man, can t help you. I d never even heard of it before you, & I m strictly...

Home Recording: M-Audio MobilePre, Behringer 1604 Mixer, Cooleditpro, mixcraft, guitar, audio interface, guitar signal
audio interface, guitar signal, hobby fun: Well there are many factors that go into play when recording either professionally, or for hobby/fun. The M-Audio interface you have is entry-level, but it IS better quality that the built-in audio interface on your computer. But other factors such as your...

Home Recording: MICROPHONE HIS, magic music maker, microphone gain
magic music maker, microphone gain, firewire usb: Hi Steve, I would say that the problem is probably coming from the onboard input. There s always a lot of computer noise with the onboard interfaces on pc s. You should head over to M-Audio & get yourself a dedicated firewire/USB interface & that should clear...

Home Recording: Midi, roland mv8000, motif 8
roland mv8000, motif 8, midi track: Jake, There are many products out there to record audio with, some are quite affordable and some are not. In my personal studio, I have a fair amount of high-end microphones and pre-amps, as well as the A/D converters (Analog to Digital). All of this...

Home Recording: MUSIC RECORDING, music recording, peace
music recording, peace: Hey Vam, you have tracking, overdubbing, mixing & mastering. Tracking & overdubbing are both stages of the recording process, mixing is blending all the sounds together, & mastering is making all the songs the same volume & just adding a bit of polish to...

Home Recording: olympus voice recorder WS-300M, olympus voice recorder, decent product
olympus voice recorder, decent product, woops: No problem...while that is a consumer recorder as opposed to something like a Zoom H2 or a Marantz PMD620, it s still a decent product and they all work the same. HOWEVER in the case of a consumer recorder, there might be a special format utility that is needed...

Home Recording: Pioneer RT 909, pinch rollers, tape transport
pinch rollers, tape transport, electronics repair: Hi again, Fred - To deduce over the net wouldn t be possible. I could only guess that it could be a fuse before the tape transport. A local electronics repair shop should be able to solve your dilemma without too much trouble. Possibly in the neighborhood...

Home Recording: Powered Mixer with Mbox 2/Pro Tools 7.4le, dell xps, powered mixer
dell xps, powered mixer, rca outputs: That s a loaded question. The Mbox2 is a good product, but it IS entry-level. To get a great sound on the front-end comes down to the instruments you re recording, but also your choice of microphones, preamps, etc. Tone is a big part of the sound, and that...

Home Recording: Pro Tools and Studio Monitors, unfortunate side effect, studio monitors
unfortunate side effect, studio monitors, guitar track: I ll try to help as best as I can... 1 - M-Audio makes decent budget monitors. All I can really advise is to go and listen to some (bring a faveorite CD to judge them by). 2 - The latency is an unfortunate side effect that Mbox users face. It has to...

Home Recording: Recording Equipment, snare drum, digital recorders
snare drum, digital recorders, marimba: What kind of budget do you have? I d steer you to places like sweetwater.com, and have you look at portable recording . There s a wide range of items, but better ones seem to start around $200. The smaller handheld digital recorders are getting better...

Home Recording: Recording using Peavey XR 8300, mackie mixer, dell xps
mackie mixer, dell xps, glyn johns: Hey Anthony, the Peavey mixer is really not set up for recording at all & I would advise against using it for that purpose. You could pick up a small Mackie Mixer that would be much better suited to the purpose of recording. That being said the MBox is designed...

Home Recording: Recording using Pro Tools LE 7.4 on computer, dell xps, powered mixer
dell xps, powered mixer, sound capabilities: Unfortunately, you won t be able to use Pro Tools without the Mbox (or some other Pro Tools authorized interface). If you can find a mixer that has a spdif output, you d be able to up your simultaneous recording tracks in Pro Tools from 2 to 4 (2 analog,...

Home Recording: Reel to reel tape deck not working properly, audio interface software, noise reduction software
audio interface software, noise reduction software, reel to reel recorders: Ahhhhhh the wonderful world of reel to reel recorders :) These recorders require updating, cleaning, re-calibrating, etc. As a recording engineer, I am soooooo glad I never have to deal with these kinds of recorders again. When you move a deck, you can pretty...

Home Recording: recording, cracked versions, cracked version
cracked versions, cracked version, cake walk: ALL software that you purchase will come with a manual, however if it did not---when you register your purchase with the manufacturer, they can send you a manual. I would recommend going to www.cakewalk.com, register your new software, and they will take...

Home Recording: recording drum tracks via protools le 8, microphone pre amps, kick snare
microphone pre amps, kick snare, mini bundle: Zach, Congrats on purchasing the Mbox2Mini, it s an affordable option to get into the world of ProTools. To record your drum kit into ProTools and have the ability to mix individual tracks later in ProTools, you re going to need a new interface. In this...

Home Recording: recording vocals, shure sm58 mic, condenser mics
shure sm58 mic, condenser mics, shure sm58: Actually, the SM58 is used extensively in the professional world for recording. you might want to look into some large diaphram condenser mics if you are looking to purchase something else. Brands like AKG, Shure, & Blue are good. Get a pop-screen as well...

Home Recording: reel to reel tape deck, computer lingo, scotch tape
computer lingo, scotch tape, wave corrector: Hi Faye - First of all, I m not hip to computer lingo. Sorry. I did some research to the Sansui 3030 reel to reel tape deck, not to find much as I m unaware of that model... whether it is a 1 4 or a half track. And the IPS (inches per second), 3 3/4,7 1/2...

Home Recording: Starting home recording, musicians friend, don hi
musicians friend, don hi, way over my head: Hi Don - There is a program called Acid , as well as other programs out there. I haven t used them myself... but friends of mine have. The cost, Idon t know. Look up Acid on the net. Try Musicians Friend or Sweetwater, music instrument catalogs. Also...

Home Recording: setting up Lexicon Omega to Mac Garageband, lexicon omega, mac laptop
lexicon omega, mac laptop, garageband software: Well, the best way to learn this stuff is to dive in and do it. I think you ll find that it s not hard, not hard at all. But FIRST, you need to have a basic understanding of the product(s) that you have. The Omega is a good little interface, and Garage...

Home Recording: tascam 488 only tracks 1 and 2 record, portastudio, trks
portastudio, trks, busses: Hey a-ron - Dig the name na-nu-na-nu! I do have the model Tascam 464 and although I m sure in some ways it s similar, check the track assignment (for trks 2&4). Keep in mind the Portastudio has only 2 busses, and not 4. That s all I can tell you. Good...

Home Recording: transfer of audio cassettes to CD, cables rca, cassettes to cd
cables rca, cassettes to cd, tape cassettes: Hey Mike, you ll need a good tape player, a USB/Firewire interface with 2 ins & outs, & as for software, you can pretty much use anything you like. Most audio interfaces come with bundled software, so I d suggest that you use that. M-Audio s Fast Track Pro...

Home Recording: Using Channel Inserts to connect a Compressor, alesis 3630 compressor, gain reduction
alesis 3630 compressor, gain reduction, excellent care: It sounds like you need to understand how to work a compressor :) A compressor is a device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal. First a threshold is established. When the audio signal is louder than this threshold, its gain is reduced. The...

Home Recording: Choosing microphone for recording, condenser microphone, collar microphone
condenser microphone, collar microphone, microphone check: Hi Chimmay, Any decent condenser microphone will do the trick. A good one is AKG s C1000s as it has a battery compartment for phantom power. (Not sure if you have a mixer or not) If you have a mixer with phantom power, you can also try a Rode NT-1 & if you...

Home Recording: TEAC X-10R Performance, capstan drive, capstan motor
Home Recording: TEAC X-10R Performance, capstan drive, capstan motor, motor alignment

Home Recording: vocals, pop music world, release experiment
Home Recording: vocals, pop music world, release experiment, graywolf

Home Recording: help in the biz, blood sweat and tears, al kooper
blood sweat and tears, al kooper, whole shebang: Hi Nadi - Where to begin, umm... Perseverence is the first step. Really! Expect some gopher work in the studio, whether it is makig coffee, vacuuming, cleaning toilets etc. Story goes that Al Kooper (Blood, Sweat and Tears) was pushing broom at a Bob Dylan...

Home Recording: home recording, dual cassette player, handheld recorder
dual cassette player, handheld recorder, musical idea: Thank you very much for your inquiry; sorry I took so long to get back to you---went to bed early last night :) To answer your question, honestly I would NOT recommend to record to a cD burner for a few reasons. One of them is when you want to listen to...

Home Recording: Where can I learn how to create home page?, page question, learning curve
page question, learning curve, computer section: Hi Tamaki, here s a few sites that offer video tutorials for Rapidweaver. Don t worry about the learning curve man, I m sure you ll get the hang of it right away! It s super easy to use, it s just set up a bit different than most people are used to (Including...

Home Recording: Mbox Mini 2 and Adobe Audition 1.5, aa works, condenser mic
aa works, condenser mic, adobe audition: No need to apologize... as I said, I know it can be pretty overwhelming. Since I am not positive about the MBox ever working as an hardware interface for AA, there is a way you can get around this. 1) Go ahead and plug your mic in to the Mbox, and the...

Home Recording: Multi-track recording, analogue mixer, analog to digital converter
analogue mixer, analog to digital converter, behringer ada8000: Hello, If you wish to record multiple tracks simultaneously you will need some form of analog-to-digital converter capable of handling multiple inputs at once. Any one of these options might work well for your set-up: Behringer ADA8000 E-MU 1616 (or...

Home Recording: midi recording on cubase, midi track, midi connection
midi track, midi connection, software synthesizer: MIDI and AUDIO are radically different. Basically, MIDI is just data transmission where the audio is what you actually hear. If you re creating a MIDI track, it needs to be assigned either to a hardware synthesizer via MIDI out to the MIDI input of the said...

Home Recording: Peavey Mixer into MBox using Pro Tools?, tube mic, mic line
tube mic, mic line, mic input: Check to see what input setting you re using with the mic on the MBox. Make sure you re using the Mic input setting - line or instrument won t be giving you enough gain. Don t be afraid to turn the gain up on the front of the MBox. If that isn t working,...

Home Recording: Phantom Power, condenser microphones, ribbon microphones
condenser microphones, ribbon microphones, overhead mics: Let me first explain PHANTOM POWER to help understand really what it is, and why. A DC (direct current) voltage, usually 48 volts, applied to pins 2 and 3 referenced to pin 1 of an XLR microphone connector that can be used to power transducers with active...

Home Recording: Recording, daily basis, gift god
daily basis, gift god, sales engineer: Thank you for your email. First of all, I m heavily involved with my own church on the production side of things. As a real-world mixing engineer, it s my privilege to be involved and I enjoy it. The level of which we do things there is not minor mind you,...

Home Recording: Recording, digital audio recorder, belkin tune
digital audio recorder, belkin tune, store detail: Well, the problem with this sort of product is that it s using an iPod for the file writing and structure---therefore it s limited to the software that Apple wishes to make available. If I were a beginner, honestly I d consider something like this: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DP02CF/...

Home Recording: Recording drums, recording drums, audio interface
recording drums, audio interface, hi hat: Well, depending upon what microphones, the pre s you re using, and the quality of audio interface you re doing as well as the style of music you re recording---this can or can not be done properly. I guess what I m saying is, the quality of the gear will...

Home Recording: recording, impedance mismatch, audio interface
impedance mismatch, audio interface, balanced input: Soundforge is a great program, but the hum is most likely caused from your audio interface. Are you using a built-in soundcard to your computer, or do you have an actual audio interface meant for recording? 99% of the time a hum will be either an impedance...

Home Recording: reel to reel player?, reel player, tape decks
reel player, tape decks, radio shack: Hi Dawn - I did some research, but found very little... especially on something from that long ago. WW2 tape decks such as that one probably used tubes instead of solid state/transistors as used today, making the deck more valuable... I would assume. A radio...

Home Recording: TEAC X-10R Performance, pinch rollers, 30 ips
pinch rollers, 30 ips, supply reel: Hi Kevin - We re talking about two different things: First of all, a 1/4 tape is a given. A 1/4 track (the tape runs in both directions stereo) OR 1/2 track (professional, the tape runs ONLY in one direction[usually 15 or 30 ips]. The reason being, the...

Home Recording: vocals, boss br, sibilance
boss br, sibilance, p nk: Hi Nadi - I have no idea of the chorus used in the particular recording, but I can describe the doubling effect. a vocalist sings along his/herself perfectally with every inflection as accurate as possible, making it seem as if it s one voice. This is...

Home Recording: ART Tube MP, Project Series, toshiba laptop computers, art tube mp
toshiba laptop computers, art tube mp, quesnel bc: What audio interface are you using? Are you using an approved firewire hard-drive for audio instead of the internal drive? Honestly, Toshiba laptop computers are far from ideal---but if you have it, you need to make it work. If you re using the internal...

Home Recording: apogee ad8000 connections, apogee ad8000, mac g5
apogee ad8000, mac g5, management controller: It won t say anything about connecting speakers, because that s not the intent of this converter. You really should be using something like one of the following: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MonitorST/ or on the more affordable side: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CentralStat/...

Home Recording: Distortion Overdrive Live Effect, vox tonelab, line 6 pod
vox tonelab, line 6 pod, overdrive pedals: Hi Mojtamba, if you re using an amp, buy a n overdrive pedal. If you re going direct, you can get a Pod X3, or a Vox ToneLab. Here s a couple links to check out: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Tonelab-LE-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Pedal?sku=150246...

Home Recording: Guitar Home Recording, presonus firebox, boss gt6
presonus firebox, boss gt6, instrument cables: So you re saying that when you playing through your GT6 into the Firebox doesn t sound as good as just playing through your amp, right? That s simple....an amp will ALWAYS sound better (unless it s a crappy amp). Recording direct does have its drawbacks,...

Home Recording: Home Studio - Audio Recording, roland juno, synthesizer roland
roland juno, synthesizer roland, software sequencer: An inexpensive option that will work just fine is this (depending upon your computer, of course): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AudioBoxUSB If you have more questions, you re welcome to visit my personal website at www.theaudioprofessional.com...

Home Recording: What to get - Mbox 2 Pro? Digirack 003?, guitar amplifier, recording engineer
guitar amplifier, recording engineer, guitar effects: Matt, Thank you for your email. I m a professional recording engineer who uses the big ProTools system known as ProToolsHD. However with ProToolsLE, the software is more or less the same. Being new to this, I can understand that it s hard to understand---therefore...

Home Recording: Mixer/Microphone Problem, alesis multimix 8, condenser microphone
alesis multimix 8, condenser microphone, voice over the internet: One thing to keep in mind, it s best to get as close to the microphone as possible. The better the capsule, the better the pickup and amplification---the cheaper the capsule (cheaper the mic), the more you have to be on it. This is ever more so true for...

Home Recording: Phantom Power, vintage ribbon, phantom power
vintage ribbon, phantom power, dynamic mic: Hi Michael, phantom power is essentially ignored by dynamic mics & only seen by condensers, so unless you re using old vintage ribbon mics as well, you don t have to worry about it. (Most new ribbon mics that I know of will also ignore phantom power) Hope...

Home Recording: Record a song in my voice on a computer, sing along karaoke, karaoke cd
sing along karaoke, karaoke cd, karaoke cds: I m sorry, $100 won t get you very far.... I actually have a 20ft microphone cable that I spent $150 on alone :( BUT, you might want to check this out: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GTrackUSB/ This will be both the microphone input AND the...

Home Recording: Recording Midi in cubase le 4, akai mpc 2500, midi interface
akai mpc 2500, midi interface, yamaha mo6: You ll need a MIDI interface for your computer to connect each device to/from, as well as an audio interface to record the outputs from your MPC. In Cubase, simply assign the MIDI tracks and Audio tracks appropriately. CubaseLE doesn t have a manual, so I...

Home Recording: recording studio, marshall mxl, mic stand
marshall mxl, mic stand, mxl v69: While there are shields you can purchase to isolate the mic, you can simply put some foam about an inch away from the back of the mic (use another mic stand and some clamps with a 1 foot square of foam). Also - if the mic has a cardiod pattern selection,...

Home Recording: Tascam portastudio 464, tascam portastudio, tascam 464
tascam portastudio, tascam 464, high bias: Hey Graham, I think pretty much any standard tape will work. It s literally been decades since I bothered with tape, so I m afraid I can t offer you anything further than that. If you have any other questions though, I ll be happy to try & help you out. Peace...

Home Recording: Voice recording, beginners resources, pre amp
beginners resources, pre amp, dell pc: Sorry for the delay---the best way to learn is to jump in and do it, but getting there can be difficult. Let me suggest going to www.mixbookshelf.com as you can find quite a few beginners resources of how this stuff works. In short though, it s quite...

Home Recording: Zoom H2 and H4. Cubase LE, desktop recorder, confusing questions
desktop recorder, confusing questions, bass and drums: I m not familiar with the Alphasmart unit you re referring to. You should be able to record directly into Cubase. I d suggest getting a good microphone (possibly a USB ready mic like Rode & Blue manufacture) and skip the Alphasmart unit. Usinf the H4 or H2...

Home Recording: Connection, audio interface, usb interfaces
audio interface, usb interfaces, hardest time: Will, This is a very common problem and not just with Cubase. I ve read several forums with different types of recording software and it seems to all lead back to the M-audio interface. This may be an issue for their support line. Tell me a bit more about...

Home Recording: Crackling/popping, external hd, kind thanks
external hd, kind thanks, program interface: Hi, Unfortunately, I don t have much experience with Ableton. With that being said, there is a good chance that an external drive can help with this issue. Also, you can try lowering the sample rate (if that option is available). This will lessen the...

Home Recording: Drum recording., sales pitch, drum tracks
sales pitch, drum tracks, track recorder: Hi Jacob - Sorry for the delay, as mt computer was down. Too much o explain,,, chec out Modern Recording Techniques by Robert Rubstein and Miles Huber. Books are available used at Amazon.com Lar Hi Jacob - My computer was down. Sorry, but...USB...

Home Recording: dad wants to record trumpet/tape to something, reel music, music tape
reel music, music tape, plays one: Hi Cheri- Teac/Tascam makes a PortaStudio format which is a simple setup for your dad s use, incorporating the music minus one CD playback as you overdub the trumpet. A decent mic would be needed plus an external reverb would be nice. The PortaStudio uses...

Home Recording: Home Recording Studio, home recording studio, singer songwriters
home recording studio, singer songwriters, logic pro: Hey Matt, as far as computers go, I tell everyone who asks me to go Mac. If you re certain that you only want to do smaller mixes, you can get yourself a laptop, if you think you might want to expand down the road, go for a G5. They don t have to be new, you...

Home Recording: Home recording, adobe audition, vocal sound
adobe audition, vocal sound, man hope: Hey Cameron, getting a good vocal sound is an art in & of itself & you re not going to get a pro quality sound simply by applying effects or mastering. You have to make sure that your initial recording sounds as close as you can get to what you want to hear....

Home Recording: help., latency problems, test project
latency problems, test project, headroom: Hey Tim, I record 8 tracks simultaneously on my Macbook Pro with no problems & it s running a 5400 RPM HD, so I don t think it should be too much of a problem. That being said, you shouldn t expect to produce full blown 24 track productions from the laptop...

Home Recording: Inputs/outputs, audio codec, mac guy
audio codec, mac guy, mixer: Hey Ryan, sorry man, but I don t know a thing about pro tracks & haven t used a PC in like 10 years now. (Mac Guy) Maybe one of the other guys here can help ya out. If you have any other questions pertaining to recording/performing etc. I ll be happy to help...

Home Recording: M-AUDIO, analog mixers, gear questions
analog mixers, gear questions, spdif output: To utilize SPDIF input, you d need a mixer with a SPDIF output. SPDIF is a 2 channel digital interface, you can t just run any audio line to it. I don t think the Behringer has that as an option. Most cheap analog mixers will not have a SPDIF output. As...

Home Recording: Mixing EQ, shure sm57, hammond b3
shure sm57, hammond b3, bass side: Hi Marion - The mic(s) I used were Dynamics... preferabally Shure SM57 s. For Stereo miking, I used 1 mic on each side of the high part of the Leslie. The lower (bass)side of the Leslie (bass being non-directional) is a monaural feed. 3 mic total. You shouldn...

Home Recording: mixer., input mixer, compressors
input mixer, compressors, eq: Hey Jake, it all depends on the FX type. Compressors & EQ s would be connected to the individual channel inserts, while reverbs, delays etc. you would run on the auxiliary bus. Your mixer s manual will have hook up diagrams showing different configurations....

Home Recording: pro-tools & skype, audio hijack, pro tools
audio hijack, pro tools, skype: Hi JR, you just have to set Skype to run off the built in audio, & use the Pro Tools with the mini. It should work fine. If you re trying to record your conversation, PT is the wrong way to go. You ll have to get audio hijack for that. Hope that helps, if...

Home Recording: Recommended EQ Setting Leslie Speaker, leslie speaker, band situation
leslie speaker, band situation, hammond organ: Marion, The EQ is completely based on the situation. If the instrument is solo you should probably set the EQ for a broader spectrum, basically taking up more space . In a band situation watch for too much in the 300-800hz range. This is where the mud or...

Home Recording: Recording., usb audio interface, digidesign pro tools
usb audio interface, digidesign pro tools, kit drums: Firewire will open up a ton of options. Just about as many tracks as you could possibly need. There are interfaces out there that will handle more than 2 at once. Check the Echo Layla 3G. It has 2 mic pres and 8 1/4 I/O. MOTU also makes several interfaces...

Home Recording: Recording live audio direst to MP3, world war ii veterans, world war ii
world war ii veterans, world war ii, disc storage: CNet has a demo you can download here: http://download.cnet.com/Direct-MP3-Recorder/3000-2168_4-10554930.html It s one of those free to try demo things with a few features disabled unless you buy the full version. This may be the thing for you. I...

Home Recording: roland br8, roland br, zip disc
roland br, zip disc, apple computer: Hey Mal. from what I see, you would use the digital out to connect to your computer & either transfer/export the .wav files direct, or record into GB from the digital in. Sorry, that s all the help I can provide you with, as I ve never really gotten into the...

Home Recording: software., hey jim, cubase 4
hey jim, cubase 4, record music: Hey Jim, I don t use PC, so I really don t know which to recommend to you. I ve used Ableton Live before & found it was quite good, but I use Logic now & haven t even thought of using anything else since. Maybe one of the other guys here would be more qualified...

Home Recording: Having Trouble Setting up my Mic, condenser microphone, track mixer
condenser microphone, track mixer, mic input: Hi Adam - Audacity is beyond my area of expertise, but you should try the line/aux input NOT the mic input of your sound card. From there you should be able to get a level of some kind. If so, don t go into the red so as not to get into distortion. Good...

Home Recording: Venue Recording Setup, mics mixers, digital 8 track
mics mixers, digital 8 track, sweetwater music: Hi Tuck - $2,000 won t buy you much, but for starters, how about some microphones, such as 4 shure SM 57 . A Korg or Roland digital 8 track mixer/recorder. Check out Ebay for good deals. Musicians Friend and Sweetwater Music catalogs for starters. Good...

Home Recording: Vocal Mic Setup, condenser microphone, behringer mic100
condenser microphone, behringer mic100, audio interface: Hi Alvin, that seems like a decent start, the only other thing I d suggest is a decent audio interface. The 1/8 input on computers really doesn t do well for audio recording & getting any decent kind of results. Here s a link to check out for an interface:...

Home Recording: XENYX., onyx, microphones
onyx, microphones, mixer: Hi Jake, Behinger sucks bro. If you want a real firewire mixer, go with the Mackie Onyx. Then you ll have all the I/O you ll need. http://www.mackie.com/products/onyxfirewire/ Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just drop me a line. Peace -...

Home Recording: TEAC X-10R, oldies, pope
Home Recording: TEAC X-10R, oldies, pope, shoes

Home Recording: fantom s and pro tools, roland fantom s, external keyboards
roland fantom s, external keyboards, midi interface: For the Mbox, you ll need a usb cable. You ll need a midi cable and some kind of midi interface for the computer (I can t remember if the MBox has a midi i/o). For hooking your keyboard up, I suggest going to the Digidesign website. I rarely use external...

Home Recording: Home Recording Basics, professional dance companies, roland rd 700
professional dance companies, roland rd 700, hp pavilion dv8000 laptop: No problem. On how I know all this stuff...I have been an engineer for almost 20 years, 8 of those I owned a large commercial studio, which actually consisted of 3 seperate studios. In the 2 smaller studios we employed multiple producers that built their...

Home Recording: home recording, digidesign mbox, tascam portastudio
digidesign mbox, tascam portastudio, audio interface: I m assuming this the analog version of the portastudio. The digital version connects directly, but with the analog version you will need an audio interface such as the Digidesign Mbox, there are several varities, which will have the proper inputs and a USB...

Home Recording: home recording boss br 1600 cd, boss br 1600, br1600
boss br 1600, br1600, individual instruments: You can definitely use a another mixer before going into the BR. That s one advantage of having a separate mixer. With that being said, however, once you record into the BR, you won t have control over the individual instruments that were all plugged into...

Home Recording: PT & Drum Programming issues, drumkit from hell, famous drummers
drumkit from hell, famous drummers, hip hop producers: Christopher, The easiest and most efficient route would probably be an Akai MPC, any version. It s a standard among hip-hop producers. You can purchase tons of drum sounds from tons of famous drummers and use them at will. Synching drum tracks is tricky business...

Home Recording: PT & Drum programming issues, drumkit from hell, playback engine
drumkit from hell, playback engine, internal hd: I m sorry, but I have no experience with FL Studio, and I use Acid for creating drum tracks, or I just record live drummers. My only real suggestion would be to program your drums and render them separately as a wav of aiff file and import them into PT....

Home Recording: Recording., mac g5, reputable school
mac g5, reputable school, mics: Hey Zildjian, I m not too clear on why you d want to get a big mixer & outboard gear in this day & age. It s really not worth it unless you re going to drop MAD cash & get a Neve or SSL setup. As for outboard gear, you d be better off investing the money into...

Home Recording: Recording, vocal harmonies, signal levels
vocal harmonies, signal levels, boss br1200: Bouncing is basically a pre-mix mix. Say you have 8 tracks of drums. Get the mix on them you like, send them to a 2 track sub-mix, then record them to 2 tracks. You have effectively freed up 6 tracks. I still recommend sending them all to the computer s hard...

Home Recording: Recording/ Mixing Guitars in Ableton Live 7, shure sm57, dynamic mic
shure sm57, dynamic mic, recording drums: Hey Gerard, I d actually advise against using 2 mics. I d say use one good mic that is close to the sound you want & move it around till you find the sound you re looking for. Unless you have a really nicely built acoustically neutral room, the phasing problems...

Home Recording: recording my 3pc. band/ picking a laptop for my windows 7.4 le and a mbox 2, buying a laptop, bass drums
buying a laptop, bass drums, new windows os: Hi Mike - To answer your first question, you ve got a couple of options: You can use your mics in a stereo X-Y pattern and record everything live. This option can be a bit tedious, as you ll need to make sure levels between instruments are balanced...

Home Recording: recording to pro tools 8 mpowered thru Apogee AD8000, apogee ad8000, logic studio
apogee ad8000, logic studio, mpowered: Hey Chuck, if you re using a Mac, I STRONGLY suggest that you check out Logic Studio before even thinking of anything else. As for your question, it s not possible with the MBox, as the MBox doesn t have lightpipe as far as I know. Logic find is much better...

Home Recording: Studio set-up, amazon books, decent studio
amazon books, decent studio, multitrack recorder: Hi Zildjian - First of all, I guess I ll have to answer your questions with more questions. How mny tracks are you trying to achieve... 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, or 64? This may sound absurd, but believe this! The multitrack recorder is man s greatest contribution...

Home Recording: TEAC X-10R, tape tension, hookup
tape tension, hookup, tlc: Hi Richard - I would definately have a new belt put on, including a cleaning and degaussing (demagnetizing of heads and transport). After 20 years, a little TLC would be a great and affordable plan. You ll be amazed! While you re at it, have the tech go...

Home Recording: audio interface?, interface plugs, interface question
interface plugs, interface question, audio interface: Hey Ronald, if you don t monitor through your software with effects on, you won t have any latency problems, but it sounds to me like you ll have other problems if your computer on has 224 Megs of RAM. It sounds like your system is pretty old & probably won...

Home Recording: compatibility, compatibility question, external hd
compatibility question, external hd, terrabyte: Absolutely. For what you are using it for, you would get more for your money with a desktop and top of the line IMac with a 24 monitor, a 3.06GHz processor, 4gb of memory and a TERRABYTE! of hard drive space is $2199 or $2600 AUD. If you cut some corners...

Home Recording: Home Studio, quality microphone, usb interface
quality microphone, usb interface, back ground: Let me ask some questions before I answer the question. Are you plugging directly into the computer or are you using a USB interface? What mic are you using? What type of laptop is it and what operating system are you using? Knowing these things will help...

Home Recording: home recording, one mic, savy
one mic, savy, mics: Hi Jeff - Roemersoftware.com has a freebie program which ll (I made up that word?) walk you through it. With a little trial and error, you can perform a one mic setup to keep it inexpensive. Otherwise, use two mics for this procedure. This is as simple as...

Home Recording: Logic 8, mackie onyx 1640, macbook pro
mackie onyx 1640, macbook pro, drum thing: Hey Jared, I m sure it will sound good man. I think that the MBox is USB though; I know mine was. The MOTU 896HD & the Apogee Ensemble are both firewire, as is the Mackie Onyx 1640. Hope that helps, if you need anything else, just lemme know! Peace - J...

Home Recording: mo phatt sound module, mo phatt, midi sections
mo phatt, midi sections, yamaha psr: He Andrell, yes that is true, but you can still map the MIDI so that it uses whichever sequencer module you want for playback. As I said, if you look at the two manuals in their respective MIDI sections, it will explain the entire process in detail. Hope that...

Home Recording: question regarding cubase le, using midi, wavefile
using midi, wavefile, piano roll: Sorry, I misunderstood. I ve never used the LE version on it s own. From what I gather it would have to bundled with Reason or some other multi-synth. I will do some further research and see what I can find out. Check this link and let me know if it helps...

Home Recording: Recording guitar, track cassette recorder, pre amp
track cassette recorder, pre amp, acoustic guitars: I think with a small investment you can certainly get much better than good for a home recording. Get away from recording straight to computer. You will never get what you are after. I would suggest getting some sort of USB interface such as an MBOX mini....

Home Recording: Recording My Voice on a Computer, condenser microphone, internal microphone
condenser microphone, internal microphone, external microphone: I haven t used Vista, so I m not positive on the finer details of the OS. Here are some things to look for: In the OS control panel, make sure that the external mic is not selected. In the Live preferences, check to see if there are settings for selecting...

Home Recording: Removing vocals, vocal eliminator, stereo effect
vocal eliminator, stereo effect, ebay: Hi Claude - In my day, we used a device what was called a vocal eliminator . Only used for a stereo image combined to mono. The center image was removed, where the lead vocal was usually placed. This can be found nowdays on Ebay for around under $100...

Home Recording: Removing vocals, stereo effect, vocal remover
stereo effect, vocal remover, shareware program: The only time I ve ever needed to do this, I used a program called YoGen Vocal Remover (google it, and you should find it pretty easily). It s a shareware program that did the job for me pretty well. You will need to convert the mp3 into a wav file in...

Home Recording: Removing vocals, stereo effect, m4a
stereo effect, m4a, mp3 file: I have not found a way to perform this perfectly with any stereo track but mp3s make it even more difficult. In order to remove vocals, the vocals in the left and right channels must be exactly identical. Then when the polarity is reversed in one channel and...

Home Recording: Rode usb mic to Cubase LE, audio output device, audio interface
audio output device, audio interface, aiso: The Asio4all suprised me as as it was an easy across the board fix and I haven t run into anyone that had problems. I pride myself on not sending anyone to technical support. I also learn as I research these problems, but I am afraid that is what I am going...

Home Recording: reel to reel tape recorder, reel tape recorder, reel to reel tape recorder
reel tape recorder, reel to reel tape recorder, adapter cables: Hi Neil - Roemersoftware.com has a frebie software and will walk you through it. You will need to take the direct out from your tape recorder into the aux/line in to your sound card (stereo), NOT the mic in as it s a mono signal. Adapter cables (1/4 RCA...

Home Recording: voice to cd recording, digital voice recorder, lax airport
digital voice recorder, lax airport, cd recording: Some of those units can connect and download to your computer as .wav or .aiff files. All you would need to do is to simply burn the files to a CD Alternatively, there is a free digital recording program called Audacity (just google it for a download...

Home Recording: white noise in my pro tools system, lacie hard drive, huge waves
lacie hard drive, huge waves, external hard drive: Wow...that s a tough one. It could be a number of things. Without being there, a good procedure is start from the wall and move outward. Make sure your power source is clean and you are not plugged into 2 circuits. A power conditioner may be a good investment...

Home Recording: putting eq in inserts on pro tools 7.4, ground loop noise, kick snare
ground loop noise, kick snare, band eq: I will normally use individual EQs on each track, and put a multiband on the submixes. As far as what frequencies to select, I can t say because it will vary from song to song and instrument to instrument - especially keyboards. For the single band...

Home Recording: home recording, omnidirectional, classical piano
omnidirectional, classical piano, home recording: I answered it. For some reason, the question came the follow-up came through twice. Here is the copy and paste to your follow-up: There are 2 mics I am familiar with in your price range. The Samson C03U and the Behringer B-2 are both good mics for the money....

Home Recording: How to record, radio shack, happy trails
radio shack, happy trails, drum machines: Hi Margo - I sure wish I had that cool tool in my days. But I did some research on this item. What Fun! Anyway, you don t need an amp but you still need tracks for drum machines, bass etc. So here goes: Take the stereo out from your gt10 and go into the...

Home Recording: Sampling Cd's onto Alesis SR-16, alesis sr, sampling cd
alesis sr, sampling cd, dj mixer: Hi Lloyd, from what I ve seen the SR-16 is a drum machine & not a sampler, so I don t know if it can actually sample at all. Sorry I can t help you further, but I think you have the wrong tool for the job. If you want to sample from your tables, just get a...

Home Recording: Sound proofing, egg cartons, acoustic consultant
egg cartons, acoustic consultant, sound proof: Hi John - Sound proofing is up my alley... not sound deadening. There is a big difference! Egg cartons (as seen in Hee Haw ) and blankets are not forms of sound proofing, as sound can pass through it... low bass and drums pass right through. Heavy material...

Home Recording: sample/ latency, test folder, plug ins
test folder, plug ins, issue one: That s a little odd - I ve never really experienced that problem. What program are you using? It may be a processor issue. One thing you could try is to save everything to a test folder (basically making a duplicate session), and apply the effects to...