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  • NoobieGuy
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    Thanks for the walk through Bob!

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  • Bob Foster
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    Get a garage band cable (1/4 inch to 1/8 inch) and plug right from the guitar to the computer's 1/8 inch sound input. Make sure you wave "mic boost" checked on your computer's control panel. It's a bit of a maze to get there in windows.

    Mic boost maze guide:

    Start

    Control panel

    Sounds and audio devices
    Audio tab
    Sound recording
    Click on volume

    Recording - click advanced tab below microphone

    Advanced controls for microphone - click the microphone boost box

    Now you can use the voiceover tool in Edius to record directly to the timeline. You'll only hear your unamplified electric guitar to guide you musically. You can also get a garage band xlr - 1/8 inch cable to plug in your favorite mic if you gotta have the tone from your amp. You can also overdub this way if you have headphones. No need for other gear - just the garage band cables and "mic boost".

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Project done guys! And thanks for all the responses!
    (I did do the final editing in Edius because I needed the note to be played AS the user presses the button in the game) It came out acceptable.

    Equipment used:
    Guitar
    Amp
    Laptop
    $5 mic

    :D

    P.S. The price does not always tell you about the quality.
    True, Apple products would be a prime example ;)

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  • PaulTV
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    To record 7 notes - just download one of the million available free guitar vst's and away you go - I mean setting up a live recording system for 7 notes appears rather extreme... oh well, maybe its just the enjoyment and the challenge..

    Paul :-)

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  • johannesj
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    You can use many fairly good interfaces.
    I did some tests on fiew preesonus an m-audio firewire interfaces to day and all of them work fine for recording in Edius. and there are also some USB interfaces oute there ( i have never tested any USB my self ).
    You do not need expensive equipment to do this except for if youre looking for super quality sound.
    You need to get interface with fairly good preamp.
    There are many not expensive and quite good microphones out there, like from: Shure, AKG, Senheiser, Electro-voice, RØDE, M-audio and others.

    For example

    Electro voice RE20 wery good for vocal quite god for simple instrument recordnings.
    Shure SM7b grate vocal microphone, quite god for simple instrument recordnings.
    There are many many others not expensive and quite good mices out there.

    The best way to get grate quality sound is of course using GOOD preamps and the right microphone for each vocal and each instrument. it depends also on what sort of peforming you ar recording.
    But it all depends on you or your customers requirements.

    P.S. The price does not always tell you about the quality.
    Last edited by johannesj; 02-25-2011, 01:08 PM.

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Originally posted by tingsern View Post
    If you want to DIY - it is a pretty long learning curve. Good audio techniques is hard. And you need equipment that costs a lot of money. It might be easier for you to hire a good sound guy just for a one off project. Unless you want to build up your audio skills - that's a different story.
    I usually like doing things myself as I learn a bit as I go. If I get stuck helpful forums with helpful people (like yourself) get me on the right path again - but in this case I think if I want the higher quality stuff I will take your advise and hire a sound guy depending on the project because the sound equipment is hideously expensive and overkill as I wont be using it regularly.

    Thanks again!

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  • tingsern
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    If you want to DIY - it is a pretty long learning curve. Good audio techniques is hard. And you need equipment that costs a lot of money. It might be easier for you to hire a good sound guy just for a one off project. Unless you want to build up your audio skills - that's a different story.

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Originally posted by tingsern View Post
    Do you have a proper mic? Knowing what you have right now - will make it easier to advise you how you want to do this project.
    I understand, no worries.

    Nope, no proper Mic (never needed one as I have a voice that can curdle milk ;P ) .

    This project is pretty much done, but for the next one am gonna need better sound - so this stuff is good to know for me.

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  • tingsern
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    Do you have a proper mic? Knowing what you have right now - will make it easier to advise you how you want to do this project. I am not familiar with this Floorpod - but, I don't think it has an audio interface to allow you to record to your computer. I might be wrong.

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Originally posted by tingsern View Post
    What audio equipment you have right now then?
    I'm really a bedroom player so and not really into Audio so my "equipment" would be:
    Guitar,
    Amp
    Computer
    (New) Line 6 FPP
    :D

    If you intend on doing this in the future it might be worth your while to invest in an interface. A 2 channel mixer through either a firewire or USB interface will do the job. I have an old Mackie XD-2. I run a Mackie mixer into it and use Audtition 3 to capture and process.
    Now, you can buy mixers with the interface built into them. This is an easier hookup.
    M-Audio, Presonus, Mackie and others all will do what you want. It depends on the software you want to use and the number of inputs you require.
    Gah! Those mixers look pretty damn complicated with so many knobs.

    I also got a new Line 6 Floor pod plus, I wonder how far I can use that:
    http://www.amazon.com/Line-6-99-060-...8385820&sr=8-1

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  • Jerry
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    If you intend on doing this in the future it might be worth your while to invest in an interface. A 2 channel mixer through either a firewire or USB interface will do the job. I have an old Mackie XD-2. I run a Mackie mixer into it and use Audtition 3 to capture and process.
    Now, you can buy mixers with the interface built into them. This is an easier hookup.
    M-Audio, Presonus, Mackie and others all will do what you want. It depends on the software you want to use and the number of inputs you require.

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  • tingsern
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    What audio equipment you have right now then?

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Originally posted by tingsern View Post
    Oh - I thought you are recording a classical guitar. If you are using a electric guitar, why not tap off the electric guitar's own amp in that case?
    It's a tiny little practice amp, and since I have never recorded to computer before am not really sure how to do it.

    With sound my only experience is "Sound Recorder" which comes with windows 7.

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  • tingsern
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    Oh - I thought you are recording a classical guitar. If you are using a electric guitar, why not tap off the electric guitar's own amp in that case?

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  • NoobieGuy
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    Originally posted by tingsern View Post
    Mic placement is crucial to get a good recording. You want it as close to the sound source (for guitar - it is the sound board), but not so close until the mic picks up the fingers rubbing against the nylon strings. And do the recording in a room as quiet as possible.
    Its for an (undistroted/no effects) electric guitar... so I'm guessing about 10 inches away from the amp? (I cant do it now as its 5 30 am, I'm guessing the neighbors _might_ complain :D

    I need the notes for a Java educational game I am making (so quality is not of the utmost importance) that I hope to get into the Android/iphone marketplace ,eventually.

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