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ArtyLady

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Here is a quick jam i had with Mr Band in a Box just now and my £5 xlr usb connector - with my Shure Beta 98H/C clip on mic - Im quite pleased with the sound quality! https://soundcloud.com/l-dee-2/lone-groove-jam/s-avqcs
 
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Here is a quick jam i had with Mr Band in a Box just now and my £5 xlr usb connector - with my Shure Beta 98H/C clip on mic - Im quite pleased with the sound quality! https://soundcloud.com/l-dee-2/lone-groove-jam/s-avqcs


Ace Stuff A/L. Glad that you have definately got the recording bug now. It reminded me of early 80`s Jazz Funk stuff. Shakattak etc. I thought a minute bit of reverb would make it more finished though.

If you agree and have the time. I suggest you might want to try and install this totally free and superb VST Reverb, Ambience. " Download the VST Full Version".

Magnus' plugins

I`m afraid I`m no Audacity Expert, but it should install OK using the installer if you have a vst folder somewhere in your audacity folder. YouTube also has a few Vids about how to install it in Audacity. once it`s in . I`d put a tiny bit of mid room reverb over the whole Mix just to gel them together.
 
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Ace Stuff A/L. Glad that you have definately got the recording bug now. It reminded me of early 80`s Jazz Funk stuff. Shakattak etc. I thought a minute bit of reverb would make it more finished though.

If you agree and have the time. I suggest you might want to try and install this totally free and superb VST Reverb, Ambience. " Download the VST Full Version".

http://www.smartelectronix.com/~magnus/

I`m afraid I`m no Audacity Expert, but it should install OK using the installer if you have a vst folder somewhere in your audacity folder. YouTube also has a few Vids about how to install it in Audacity. once it`s in . I`d put a tiny bit of mid room reverb over the whole Mix just to gel them together.

Hi Clivey, aw thanks re the 80s stuff - it wasn't intentional, it was just a quick jam over a couple of chords I stuck in BIAB ;} yeah reverb couldn't find a button for that! - I looked at your link but couldn't make head or tail of it - when I tried to download it I couldn't actually install it :confused:

My next problem which I didn't have last time I used Audacity, is that I can't import any of my playalong backing tracks because it says they aren't WAV files (they appear to be mp3s) :confused::confused:
 

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Hi Clivey, aw thanks re the 80s stuff - it wasn't intentional, it was just a quick jam over a couple of chords I stuck in BIAB ;} yeah reverb couldn't find a button for that! - I looked at your link but couldn't make head or tail of it - when I tried to download it I couldn't actually install it :confused:

My next problem which I didn't have last time I used Audacity, is that I can't import any of my playalong backing tracks because it says they aren't WAV files (they appear to be mp3s) :confused::confused:

Oh.. Sorry to hear about your probs. I checked the link then scrolled to "Windows VST Full" and it Downloaded for me in less than a second. You cant send a file like that on a email or I would have posted it to you. If you have it. It may just be an install issue but never mind.


Re Audacity. WAV MP3 import . If you have another DAW even in Demo mode . import the MP3 file and export it out as a WAV, .

This is just one other of the things that make me recommend using a DAW over Audacity. but it`s a simple if tedious way of going about things.

see my post.

http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread.php?8934-Recording-How-to-What-gear&p=131362#post131362
 

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Sounding good :thumb:

Agree about adding a touch of reverb, but the key thing is that the actual recording is sounding good
 

ArtyLady

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Oh.. Sorry to hear about your probs. I checked the link then scrolled to "Windows VST Full" and it Downloaded for me in less than a second. You cant send a file like that on a email or I would have posted it to you. If you have it. It may just be an install issue but never mind.


Re Audacity. WAV MP3 import . If you have another DAW even in Demo mode . import the MP3 file and export it out as a WAV, .

This is just one other of the things that make me recommend using a DAW over Audacity. but it`s a simple if tedious way of going about things.

see my post.

http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread.php?8934-Recording-How-to-What-gear&p=131362#post131362

The strange thing is that I had no problem importing them before I had to reset my computer and re-install everything (had to do to sort a sound problem) :confused: I'll try that anyway thankyou :thumb:
 

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Sounding good :thumb:

Agree about adding a touch of reverb, but the key thing is that the actual recording is sounding good

Thanks Timbo, I would but I can't find the reverb button lol! but yes it was just a quick experiment to get some sound recorded - I am pleased with it but a long way to go yet!! :thumb:
 

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If you have BiaB, I presume you also have RealBand, PGmusics DAW. If so, use that to record yourself, will handle mp3 wav etc etc. Has all the effects you want and will even open Biab files. Or create your backing tracks using RealBand to begin with..

Chris
 

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You can play a track on the pooter and hit record on audacity with the internal option selected and it's just like having an old fashioned tape recorder. Some of the backing tracks from cd's are probaly protected. But we can get round that. Works for youtube too.

There's a thread on here somewhere about installing Kjaerhaus effects on audacity. It gives you a set of simple to use presets to play with.
 

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Most of the stuff I learned, which is not a lot is from youtube. Its such an amazing thing. Loads of great free tips on Audacity, recording.
 

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If you have BiaB, I presume you also have RealBand, PGmusics DAW. If so, use that to record yourself, will handle mp3 wav etc etc. Has all the effects you want and will even open Biab files. Or create your backing tracks using RealBand to begin with..

Chris

Hi Chris - yes I have Real Band - I'm going to have a good look at it this evening because up until now I've not been able to work out how to use it - doesn't seem to be as easy as BIAB?
 

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hey hey there! sounding rather smooth and smoochy, sounds like you are going down the path of the smooth sax, sweet stuff indeed!
 

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As I told you on fb Lorna, sounding good! I downloaded Audacity with the intention of doing some stuff for Ian's IOTM but the sax sounds dreadfull and with loads of background hiss, once I work it out i'll upload something...probably in the next millennium!
 

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hey hey there! sounding rather smooth and smoochy, sounds like you are going down the path of the smooth sax, sweet stuff indeed!

Hi Ian, cheers :thumb: yeah it does sound a bit smoochy doesn't it lol!! wasn't intentional though - just what came out to the groove :thumb:
 

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As I told you on fb Lorna, sounding good! I downloaded Audacity with the intention of doing some stuff for Ian's IOTM but the sax sounds dreadfull and with loads of background hiss, once I work it out i'll upload something...probably in the next millennium!

Cheers Fraser :thumb: what are you using to record? I bought a zoom H1 but wasn't happy with the sound (so I gave up recording for a while) the Zooms are supposed to be good so it was probably my inability to set it up correctly! I'm much happier with the result from the clip on mic once I've sussed out how to add a bit of reverb etc. :D
 

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