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JJRD
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:28AM
Hey guys what do we need in order to record superb quality audio clips... where is the 5D of audio action, cauze me wants to play.
emyerson
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:31AM

On the advice of an audio genius, I recently picked up one of these for field recordings:


http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MicroTrackII-main.html


M-Audio-MicroTrack


I've liked it so far. And now I have one more reason to use it!


 
wagnerm25
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:34AM
And to create sound directly from computer? What software i need? Something like pro-tools?
Thomas_EyeDesign
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:35AM

Okay, I took the test and passed can I upload the files at a later date?


Also would like to record the sounds using my laptop, please suggest a mic


thanks..

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:37:56 by Thomas_EyeDesign)
bonesmear
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:38AM
Posted By Thomas_EyeDesign:
Okay, I took the test and passed can I upload the files at a later date?

yes you can.  but if your looking for a higher position in the queue you should get them in there asap.
Thomas_EyeDesign
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:41AM
Thanks!
bonesmear
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:48AM
Posted By JJRD:
Hey guys what do we need in order to record superb quality audio clips... where is the 5D of audio action, cauze me wants to play. wink



You need some toys. There are a ton of different avenues to take to get there. We are going to take a look at some of these approaches in future articles. for now if your a mac guy(viva la revolution) you already have garage band now you just need to shop for a quality audio interface and a mike to capture that smooth silky voice of yours. You'll at least be at quality, learn a few things and spend a few more bucks you'll get to superb. More to come.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:51:34 by bonesmear)

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:52:21 by bonesmear)
cacv12000CLOSED
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 10:59AM
Posted By bonesmear:

Posted By JJRD:
Hey guys what do we need in order to record superb quality audio clips... where is the 5D of audio action, cauze me wants to play. wink




You need some toys. There are a ton of different avenues to take to get there. We are going to take a look at some of these approaches in future articles. for now if your a mac guy(viva la revolution) you already have garage band now you just need to shop for a quality audio interface and a mike to capture that smooth silky voice of yours. You'll at least be at quality, learn a few things and spend a few more bucks you'll get to superb. More to come.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:51:34 by bonesmear)

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:52:21 by bonesmear)


If you're on Linux (viva la revolution) try this... All free I might add.


http://www.linux.org/apps/all/Multimedia/Audio_tools.html
bonesmear
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 11:02AM
Posted By cacv12000:


Posted By bonesmear:



Posted By JJRD:
Hey guys what do we need in order to record superb quality audio clips... where is the 5D of audio action, cauze me wants to play. wink






You need some toys. There are a ton of different avenues to take to get there. We are going to take a look at some of these approaches in future articles. for now if your a mac guy(viva la revolution) you already have garage band now you just need to shop for a quality audio interface and a mike to capture that smooth silky voice of yours. You'll at least be at quality, learn a few things and spend a few more bucks you'll get to superb. More to come.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:51:34 by bonesmear)

(Edited on 2008-05-14 10:52:21 by bonesmear)




If you're on Linux (viva la revolution) try this... All free I might add.


http://www.linux.org/apps/all/Multimedia/Audio_tools.html


Touche... and good on you cacv12000. 

(Edited on 2008-05-14 11:02:46 by bonesmear)
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 1:18PM
I played with propellerheads reason some time ago.
Isn't that an all in one solution for creating effects and loops? I don't know about rights though ...
arsenik
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 1:22PM
Posted By sodafish:
I played with propellerheads reason some time ago.
Isn't that an all in one solution for creating effects and loops? I don't know about rights though ...


That's what I wanted to know too... I used to put together techno/trance tracks long time ago but not sure if that would be accepted here... Based on the FAQ I would guess no, but I'd love some clarification.
bonesmear
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 1:30PM
With Reason you have to make sure your doing more than grabbing and assembling the loops that come with the software. It is a fantastic and fun program. With these types of software, for iStock contributions, you have to bend, twist tweak and mangle until the final product is your own.

Posted By sodafish:
I played with propellerheads reason some time ago.
Isn't that an all in one solution for creating effects and loops? I don't know about rights though ...



Reason is that. To successfully contribute you have to make sure your doing more than just grabbing and assembling the loops that come with the software. It is a fantastic and fast program to use. With these types of softwares, for iStock contributions, you have to bend, twist tweak and mangle until the final product is your own.


p.s. Reasons synths can all be initialized and you can start any sound from scratch. These are perfectly fine. 

(Edited on 2008-05-14 13:33:56 by bonesmear)
CaroleGomez
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 1:43PM
Posted By emyerson:

On the advice of an audio genius, I recently picked up one of these for field recordings:


http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MicroTrackII-main.html



ok, cool! That seems like an affordable way to start my audio journey, because I have as many audio ideas as I do visual. Thanks Ethan! Watch out, here come the sounds of flowers
freelancebloke
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 1:47PM

@bonesmear. So providing we play the digitally created instrument as provided by garageband (I have a keystation 49e keyboard) and NOT use any loops, thats acceptable yes?


What I'm asking is, do I need to record my own banjo, accordian, guitar and bongos, (of which yes, I own 3 out of that 4) or can I also use garageband instruments providing I DON'T use the loops or presets.


Thanks


ETA Hah!, Craig beat me to it.


ETA and then Craig deleted his post.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 13:48:35 by freelancebloke)

(Edited on 2008-05-14 13:53:36 by freelancebloke)
bonesmear
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 2:03PM
Posted By freelancebloke:

@bonesmear. So providing we play the digitally created instrument as provided by garageband (I have a keystation 49e keyboard) and NOT use any loops, thats acceptable yes?


What I'm asking is, do I need to record my own banjo, accordian, guitar and bongos, (of which yes, I own 3 out of that 4) or can I also use garageband instruments providing I DON'T use the loops or presets.


Thanks


ETA Hah!, Craig beat me to it.


ETA and then Craig deleted his post.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 13:48:35 by freelancebloke)

(Edited on 2008-05-14 13:53:36 by freelancebloke0

Your bang on. As long as your creative juice is powering the instrument... iStock is loving what you are submitting.
Susan_Stewart
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 2:38PM
Oh boy. I have an 11 year old with gararge band and a keyboard who will be at me to sign some forms for her... (am I eighteen yet, am I eighteen yet, am I eighteen yet?!!!)
freelancebloke
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 3:01PM
and I'm in, fantastic, thanks!
dlewis33
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 3:17PM
Regarding the audio interface, watch out for this problem. I have a Digidesign MBox, which is a low-end ($200 USD or so) audio interface for my Mac. When I recently upgraded my computer and the OS along with it -- to Leopard -- the software is no longer compatible. I'm told Digidesign (which makes MBox) and Mac are working things out, but, for now, I'm dead in the water. (Hmmm, wonder what that sounds like?)
FuzzMartin
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 5:10PM

Get Audacity. It's free (open source) and it works great.


Also, a lot of you with CS3 will have Adobe Soundbooth or Adobe Audition bundled with your software. I highly recommend either of those.


 


 
swalls
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Posted Wed May 14, 2008 5:11PM
I have a Casio WK 1800 keyboard. It has a 1/4 head phone jack and midi in out and through. I'm not sure where the 16 bit requirment comes from. Is it the keyboard or the software to covert the sound to .wav format. Where would I look to get the software to be able to use this keyboard if at all possible? One more thing, can I use the drum machine on the keyboard that comes with preset rhythms?

ETA: Looks like FuzzMartin may have answered one of my questions while I was composing this.

(Edited on 2008-05-14 17:15:27 by swalls)
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