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Old 07-01-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Pot Cooledit Pro: Multitracking for Morons course

Bleh bleh I wanna play a rhythm part with a lead over it, sexaey tim please help meee?

Ok i've been talking to some people in the chat and it seems that some people got cooledit but dont really know what to do with it or how to multitrack, which is the best and most handy feature of this program. I?m quite a dumbass myself but somehow I figured out how easy it is. I'll take the time to shortly explain a few things about multitrack so you can start making your own multitracked song within minutes. Multitracking for morons!

Ok I presume you have a fully working/installed/registered version of Cooledit Pro. If you're gonna be all hardcore and illegal you can download it off various p2p programs from which im not saying the name, there's also a registration code somewhere on the web as well, i'm not giving it to you but you could consider a google search on the registration name Peter Quistgard

Please note that im presuming you already know how to plug in your mic or connect your axe via the line in. Do a search in this forum if you?re not sure how to connect your guitar to your computer and setup the volumes and such..if you cant find it perhaps i'll explain it later when i have more time.

Since geocities doesnt allow me to link to my files i just have to upload post***** this thread and put everything here in seperate post.

Let?s go, if you start cooledit and get rid of the annoying tip of the day this will be your screen:
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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There we go, cooledit will standard load up in multi track mode. Which is what you are seeing right now. Now let me introduce you to your new biggest friend.

The button encircled in red is the switch to: Multitrack / Edit Waveform view. With this button you can switch between modes. Remember where it?s at, it?s gonna be handy in the future. Now I?ll simply explain how to do a small multitracked song. For example, if you want to perhaps record a rhythm part with a lead guitar or bass over it this could be quite usefull.

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Old 07-01-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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Step 1:

Be sure you are in multitrack mode when you proceed.

This is a zoom on track 1 and 2 of the multitrack screen. Now press the R button on track 1. This button indicates on which track you?re gonna record your part on.

(The M button is to mute a certain channel and the S channel is to instantly shut every other channel up and let the track play Solo. Please note that as long as the R button is selected, Cooledit will record on this particular track whenever you press the actual record button at the bottom left of your screen.)
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:43 PM   #4
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Step 2:

Now press the record button on the bottom left of your screen and start playing your guitar rhythm. Press the stop button whenever you?re done, Cooledit will obviously not stop recording unless you press the stop button (unless you leave it on untill your harddisk is full or if you pull out the plug.. )
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Step 3:

Now if you did everything okay (and pressed the stop button), your screen will perhaps look like this; the R button still selected, your new recorded guitar riff on track 1. For the next step, deselect the R button on track 1. And select the R button on track 2.
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:46 PM   #6
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Step 4:

Now if you press the record button as discribed in step 2 again and your Cooledit is working correctly, it will play your recently recorded rhythm part from track 1 and record at the same time on track 2. This is what multitracking is all about, now you can record your lead over your own rhythm, again if you?re done, press the stop button.

If you did everything ok your screen will look a bit like this. Now press the play button and listen to your newly recorded guitar song..
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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Step 5:

If you want to do some editing on the wave files you?ve just recorded you can select one of your audiofiles on the left of the screen and press on your big friend again (or press F12) to edit that particular file. You can then do some cutting and Ah hell, I?ll tell ya how to do a fade out:

Go to the wavedit screen of a file. Then select the part of the soundwaves you wish to fade out, then go to Favorites and simply press fade out.
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:50 PM   #8
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Step 6:

Now save your song.

(You can choose to save the entire session to your hardrive if you like, this will seperately save every track to your hardrive as if they were master tapes so you can edit them later on to add stuff or change equalizing settings etc.)

The easiest way is to save to mp3 format, this is a small highly compressed file type that has an acceptable size for other people to download. Go to File > Save mixdown as..

Then choose mp3 from the dropdown menu. You can change the amount of compression by clicking on the options button.
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Old 07-01-2003, 05:52 PM   #9
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Yay, we?re done.

Ok, hope I quickly made some sense for people here. Feel free to use this thread to ask questions or help eachother out regarding cooledit.

PS: im sorry i had to post this in several posts but geocities didnt let me link the pictures

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dude. is this a sign from above? ive been wanting to record stuff and decided to download cool edit and i didnt know how to multitrack....you rule dude
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Your thread owns me man... very helpful & informative... (of course I'm special and knew everything already, )
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Holy ****ing thread!

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Another Multritracking tip:


If you want to make your song's sound (imo) alot better you should also multitrack your rythms.

Im sure plenty of you know about all this, but for those who dont..

Using the cooledit metronome/a metronome you can record your rythms (or leads or anything for that matter) twice, the exact same way. Then get them both intime with eachother and pan one track left and one track right. This will make it sounds alot fuller, and, IMO, alot better...although our resident audio tech Jas would disagree
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Old 07-02-2003, 07:09 AM   #15
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Another Multritracking tip:


If you want to make your song's sound (imo) alot better you should also multitrack your rythms.

Im sure plenty of you know about all this, but for those who dont..

Using the cooledit metronome/a metronome you can record your rythms (or leads or anything for that matter) twice, the exact same way. Then get them both intime with eachother and pan one track left and one track right. This will make it sounds alot fuller, and, IMO, alot better...although our resident audio tech Jas would disagree


Yup I agree, I do that too
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Old 07-02-2003, 12:08 PM   #16
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yea, i think we all owe him a huge thank you and he;s definitely going in our album's thank you notes...

does anybody know anything about him???
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PETER QUISTARD IS A WINNER

yea, i think we all owe him a huge thank you and he;s definitely going in our album's thank you notes...

does anybody know anything about him???


i dont lol, i think he's the only regisered buyer of cooledit on this planet and 500k of other people use cooledit with his registration name and code
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hehehehe, im now leaning away from cooledit and using cubase its better!!!!!!! and alot more fetures and if you know what your doing its alot easier :P maybe i'll post a cubase lesson in a month or so or something (along with programing synths cuz you can do that with cubase...)
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Another Multritracking tip:


If you want to make your song's sound (imo) alot better you should also multitrack your rythms.

Im sure plenty of you know about all this, but for those who dont..

Using the cooledit metronome/a metronome you can record your rythms (or leads or anything for that matter) twice, the exact same way. Then get them both intime with eachother and pan one track left and one track right. This will make it sounds alot fuller, and, IMO, alot better...although our resident audio tech Jas would disagree


reason i dont do it....

when you record something like that, its the identical signal. and for something to be truely in stero they cant be identical. cuz our brains inturpet it as being from the same source. and all it does is make a mono track panned centered....why waste the hard disk space doing something like that? if your gonna want a fuller stero immage, try doing 2 rythem guitars sepretly then pan them left and right, so that there are inperfections in the sound. that way you will be able to decen it better

my last song what i did was the chords (trem picked bm chords lol) were paned center, on the left is the higs of those chords tracked and on the right is the root of the chord on a sepret track. and it gave a very full sound.
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if your gonna want a fuller stero immage, try doing 2 rythem guitars sepretly then pan them left and right, so that there are inperfections in the sound. that way you will be able to decen it better



Thats what I meant/do you know... :P
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