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Well, I know Avalon does, as she gave me some really really useful advice about it all, but does anyone else here record their own stuff?<br><br><br><br>
For about 6/7 years I've been recording my songs on my Mum's crappy little tape recorder, but I've recently had the urge to put some of it on tape <i>properly</i>. I'm thinking about investing in a cheapish multi-track recorder. They have a load of cheap analog 4-tracks on eBay, which would probably suit me just fine.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway... over to you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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My husband does. He has the sound equipment, the recording, mixing stuff. The whole 9 yards. He is in 2 gospel music groups and they play something like gospel rock and roll.
 

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I don't personally, but my brother does. He's an amazing singer and is in an acapella jazz choir called WibiJazz'n. He'll probably end up recording a real CD with them. For now he's stuck with his computer, mic and cakewalk. Still really good though, that boy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've recorded in professional studios on several occasions, the first was in Nashville back in the 1970s. I'm playing with some guys right now that have recorded 2 cds and have studio time booked this spring to put out a third, which I will be on as well. It's a gospel band with beach/blues/rock and even some bluegrass tunes.<br><br><br><br>
I've also played in several orchestras that had live shows laid down, the last one was in December of '02. It was a Christmas symphonic thing.<br><br><br><br>
So yeah, I've done that . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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why get a cheap 4 track .... record onto the computer!<br><br><br><br>
I use cakewalk Home Studio 2002 which is a nice program and reasonably priced ($88.95 US). With a microphone or guitar chord plugged into a reasonably good soundcard (I have a Creative sound blaster Audigy ... but you could probably find an older sound blaster one at a good price ... these cards also come with nice AEX effects which you can use for changing the sound ... like reverb, phaser, chorus, echo ... etc ), you can record unlimited number of audio tracks. WIth a midi keyboard you can record midi tracks. You can add effects, boost signals, pan, volume, and vastly more than you can fdo on a cheap 4 track and probably not too much different in price.<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/HomeStudio/default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/HomeStudio/default.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.soundblaster.com/products/audigy/" target="_blank">http://www.soundblaster.com/products/audigy/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'm interested in creating soundscapes (sortof ambient , atmospheric improv type stuff) and my main instruments are electric guitar and bass
 

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I used to have an old 4-track. I recorded stuff, the one I remember best was <i>Stand By Me</i>..... I had an acoustic strumming track, electric guitar melody/lead, bass line, and a 4th track with just sort of incidental stuff on electric (not sure what order I put each track down in). It sounded great.... I could never do it with a computer, it just seems fake. I want to get a 4-track again. *sigh*
 

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No offense dk_art but I HATE cakewalk... it's awful... I have logic audio silver but without the recording option...
 

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" it just seems fake."<br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure exactly what that means but everyone is entitled to their preferences.<br><br><br><br>
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" but I HATE cakewalk... it's awful."<br><br><br><br>
once again , everyone has preferences <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> There are a number of choices and demos to try so if gazumper wanted to try some programs , that wouldn't be a problem<br><br><br><br>
or maybe gazumper would really prefer the 4 track machine ... I don't know
 

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I would like a 4 track machine, definitely.<br><br><br><br>
Actually, I was pondering today... is it possible to record a piano track onto an analog 4 track somehow??
 

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I have an analog 4 track.... it suited my needs at the time.<br><br>
Don't try to record electric guitars with distortion, though.... that didn't work that well.<br><br>
For piano, I think the only solution is to just mic it.
 
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