Need Help With Home Recording

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  1. Midnight Blues

    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Hello MLPF Recording types. I could use your help please.

    Like others on MLPF, I'm a "Wanna Be" when it comes to home recording. That typed, here's what I have:

    - Guitar
    - Amp/speaker cab
    - USB mic
    - Mac with Garageband

    I want to record using my guitar/amp with the USB mic (no kidding right!?) and upload to something like "SoundCloud". Can I do that with what I have and if so, how? Or, do I need something else to be able to do that?


    Thanks and :cheers2:
     
  2. Pwrmac7600

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    You can do it with all of that. I will however let someone who is familiar with garage band instruct you as to how to set it up in garage band.
     
  3. Midnight Blues

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    Thanks for the reply Pw, it's much appreciated!


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  4. Gibsonian

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    One useful trick I've discovered is to place the velvet storage pouch of my USB mic over the mic while recording. This eliminates any harshness in the tone.
     
  5. Midnight Blues

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    Thanks for the tip Gibsonian, it's much appreciated!


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  6. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Does sound cloud require that you set up an account? I would assume so.

    When you have done that I would bet you would be given a url to upload your music to, much like we do pictures here on the forum.

    Then I imagine you would have to select the sharing permissions you want to allow, like our profiles here.

    They would provide the url needed to share that you could copy and paste for others to use.

    my 2 cents.

    But meantime, no reason you can't be feedin' music into the front end of that Mac!

    I personally think big Al would best be suited to the project! :laugh2:
     
  7. Midnight Blues

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    LOL!!!!! Thanks Darrell, I'll have to keep that in mind. Maybe one of my favorites, like "Lakeside Park", "Hemispheres", "Natural Science". Of course, I could keep going. :laugh2:

    I would suspect you're right about "SoundCloud". I haven't looked into it much because I still haven't figured-out how to record using my stuff into Garageband instead of using the guitar/amp sims in Garageband. I'm happy to read that I can record using my stuff, just need to get some guidance on how that's done.


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
  8. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    I'd pay real money for some Bytor and Snow dog and Bastille Day. :applause::applause:

    I'll read up on Garage band in the meantime. But it almost sounds like you would be better off using a generic DAW since you want to record your stuff, not use the built in..:hmm:
     
  9. Pwrmac7600

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    I use protools so I have my guesses on how garage band probably works, but this weekend I will take w look at the garage band manual and update you. Hopefully someone who is familiar will reply before then, but if not I will definetly get back to you.
     
  10. Midnight Blues

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    :thumb:

    Thanks Pw, that's very kind and much appreciated!


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  11. DarrellV

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    Thanks Darrell, I'll check-it-out!

    BTW, I can handle B&TSD, as well as "Bastille Day". Really pretty much anything up to "Signals" for sure. After that, it gets a little sporadic.


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  13. DarrellV

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    Wow, dude!

    I'm gonna plan my next vacation in your area! So look out!
    I'm gonna be droppin' in!
    :wave:
     
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  14. Freddy G

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    I'm coming too! I'll bring a Hentor and some beef bourguignon :D
     
  15. DarrellV

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    GTFO!!!! No way! Midnight and the great Freddy G at the same event!! :wow:

    GAsp, (Passed out)......

    Better now.

    Sell tickets Man!!!! :applause::applause::applause::applause:

    Would that be a Sportscaster:hmm:. Enquiring minds want to know! :D
     
  16. Freddy G

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    you could charge a lot....my beef bourguignon is pretty special!


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  17. DarrellV

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    BRAH-VO! Man!

    Do we have a Freddy appreciation thread anywhere on the forum??? :wave:

    Don't want to hijack MNB recording thread.. :cool:

    That guitar and sound had a Huge influence on me growing up.

    I even built a Fender type guitar in the 80's in a friends wood shop.

    Tricked it out with Mighty Mite gold and brass hardware, DiMarzio SD single coils and a Bill Lawrence blade HB in the bridge ala Alex. :D

    I have a pic of it somewhere....
     
  18. Midnight Blues

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    Hey, you guys aren't that far away from me and you're always welcome! Most certainly bring the Hentor, I'd love to play it! Darrell, by all means, bring your beauties too and there are plenty of other guitars and Marshalls here to go around! And beef bourguignon? FAHGETTABOUDIT!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

    No worries about hijacking the Thread, I'm more than happy to defer to my fellow RUSH nuts!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLtT8J5cbEc[/ame]

    :applause: :applause: :applause:


    :cheers2:
     
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  19. DarrellV

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    If you had told me 30 years ago that I would be dragging this out in front of Alex's guitar tech and a guy who builds the real deals I would have never believed you. I would have burned it! :laugh2:

    It is nowhere NEAR as pretty as the real deal and I'm fighting a great deal of embarrassment to even put it out there, but here it is. :fingersx:

    As I get older I'm learning to not give so much a crap about some things that used to REALLY scare me. Like this. :shock:

    Not responsible for accidental deaths or injury from anyone laughing too hard!:D


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  20. Midnight Blues

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    Looks pretty to me Darrell and I would suspect she's a player or you wouldn't have hung-on to her.
     

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