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Post by fftlforlife » Mon May 08, 2006 7:07 pm

I'm in a band and would like to record. Weve used garage band before but I am unsure of how to use any of this stuff. I have a good PC and a Line 6 112 amp and stuff. I will probably be buying a POD Tone Port to record to my computer. What program should I use on my computer and do I need a mixer to finalize the mix or record in the first place? Is a Mixer better? Please tell me what type of mixer to buy. Im new at this stuff and am really confused

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Post by EL34 » Tue May 09, 2006 4:27 am

I use a Guitar Emulation program and external tube amps.

An external amp is mic'd and then sent into you computer sound card mic input. Then it's recorded to a track in mixcraft as an overdub.

A pod would go into your line in on your sound card.

Computer amp emulation software is inside the computer so it's direct.

Basically, record a click track or a drum track in mixcraft on say track 1.

Note that the record box has a box you can tick that says "Overdub".

You click this for all tracks that you record in sync with your drum track.

Overdub means that mixcraft plays back your mix while you record to another track and the recording is in sync with your playback mix.

Keep overdubbing/recording tracks one after the other till you are done.

Here's picture of what that all looks like in Mixcraft.
Click this link.
http://www.hoffmanamps.com/Misc/images/Mixcraft5.gif

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Post by fftlforlife » Wed May 10, 2006 12:48 pm

thanks, that really helps me out, i understand now

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Post by Acoustica Eric » Wed May 10, 2006 5:08 pm

Just want to add that Mixcraft 3.0 will support multi-track recording so you can record drums and other instruments on separate tracks simultaniously.
All mixing and FX are done in the software, no need for all the analog stuff anymore :-)

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