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by housepig
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording multiple tracks with Audacity
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

as of the newest version of Audacity, it can't be done. if you set up 8 tracks and hit "record", you'll get 8 identical tracks, each with a mixture of all 8 input signals.

I emailed the developers, at the time they weren't in a hurry to change this.
by housepig
Tue May 15, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drumsound on the Bass!?! please listen
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

coniferouspine wrote:If I tape my band's rehearsal, can it be made a sticky too?
I dunno, are you a moderator?
by housepig
Fri May 11, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: arrested for recording the police
Replies: 27
Views: 5118

whether it gets thrown out or not, in some localities, it's illegal to tape someone without their knowledge. there's a difference between someone at a protest rally with a boom mic and someone sitting in their car with a not-in-plain-sight recording device, or a recording device that's not immediate...
by housepig
Fri May 11, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: telephone handset for lo-fi mic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3695

if you use the earpiece, you can just do one wire to ground, one to hot, and it will work. if you want to use the mouthpiece, you need to add voltage. I have a circuit scrawled somewhere that will make it work, you need 3v, a capacitor and a resistor. if I can find the schematic I'll post it here la...
by housepig
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Web - Server Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 981

I've had no problems with Dreamhost - 200Gb storage and 2Tb of bandwidth per month for $120/year.
by housepig
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear you miss: stuff that you shouldn't have sold
Replies: 54
Views: 5809

Gibson Ripper Bass. 50's Gretsch hollowbody electric. Fender Duosonic w/tweed case, dead mint. all lucked into cheap, all sold or traded because I didn't have enough scratch to keep them *and* pick up gear that was appropriate for my thrash band. Ibanez 'lawsuit' explorer, dead mint. worst. trade. e...
by housepig
Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where do you get your rack boxes for DIY projects?
Replies: 21
Views: 2688

I buy obsolete rack mounted telecomm gear. In my case there is a goodwill store near here that only sells old computer stuff, they have all kinds of old awesome 1-4U chassis totes. there's a couple of joints locally, and one annual surplus auction, where I can score all the 1U and most of the 2U, o...
by housepig
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reformatting a Mac drive for XP...HOW if XP can't see it???
Replies: 20
Views: 2285

google the Ultimate Boot CD - it's a bootable cd containing tons of useful applications for repair, recovery and configuring pcs. and it's all free.

my first attempt would be to get that, boot, and see if one of the disk-formatting apps will see and work with your drive.
by housepig
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Holy Crap Big rooms own
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

one of my old bands used to rehearse in a warehouse owned by the bassist's dad - it was a two-story open warehouse, with a big loft where we set up gear. so we had about a 20x25 space that was floating in about a 50x60 room, about 12 or 15 feet in the air, under 25 or 30 foot ceilings. we made a few...
by housepig
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracktion help
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

you're still a bit unclear - you are recording a punch over the original guitar track. are you saying that when you get to the punch point, all other audio stops playing? what other tracks are there that you aren't hearing? bass, drums, keys, etc? honestly, the way you've written it out, it almost s...
by housepig
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how do I transfer from 4-track to my computer
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

the issue with the transient thing though, is that if you put that on all yer tracks right at the beginning, then sure it's easy to line them up on the computer after the fact, but the problem is they will still drift over the course of a couple minutes or whatever. you know? i think anything on ta...
by housepig
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how do I transfer from 4-track to my computer
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

You could do it with a free program like Audacity, which will record multiple tracks at once... J - have they changed it so that it will recognize discrete inputs from a multi-input device? I still use it as a general wave editor, but last time I looked into it as a tracking program, it couldn't di...
by housepig
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if ever you need to buy something at guitar center . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 8217

I shop GC like I shop Best Buy or Circuit City - I take advantage of their loss-leaders and special sales. last time I was in GC was yesterday for the Labor Day sale, before that it was Memorial Day.
by housepig
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I've had it with these moody dropped D bands...
Replies: 27
Views: 4876

iwokojance wrote:Well...maybe it's not fair to put Journey in the same league.
true... doesn't Warrant still have all their original members?

:)
by housepig
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: play midi controller without launching sequencer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

you might check out Tobybear's MiniHost - www.tobybear.de - it's a donationware program (ie freeware with a nag screen) that will allow you to open up VST instruments or effects and play around with them without opening a DAW. it's got a simple sequencer and onscreen keyboard built in, but you can a...