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Old 01-02-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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The UG Recording Videos Thread

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Video 1: "Audio Interfaces and recording with a computer"

Video 2: "Low Budget recording"
(Note that this video is quite old. I suggest watching the budget limited videos first)


Video 3: "Multi Track Recorders"

Reaper Tutorials

Adobe Audition 3 Tutorials


UG FAQ 1

Mixers For Recording

Budget Drum Set Micing Techniques

Basic Music Video Production

Recording On A $100 Budget

Recording On A $200 Budget

Recording On A $300 Budget

Recording On A $500 Budget


Have a suggestion for a UG video?
Feel free to PM me your idea!


Coming Soon:

How to choose an interface - I will go over what you need to look for when picking an audio interface.

Guidelines on Choosing Microphones - We hear it all the time...."What microphone should I get to record my guitar?" or whatever they want to record. After watching this video, you'll have a rough understanding on what microphone types work best in each situation.




Feel free to post comments about the videos in this thread but when it comes to questions I would prefer that you start a new thread in the main board.

Thanks to all you guys for watching my videos
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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Very nice, its great that someone's doing this. The "USB Interface World" is still a quite new technology and not many uses it and write about, so its quite hard to find all the info you're seeking. I just got my TonePort GX, and I love it. The only thing I'm having some problems with is the recording, but my sound card has messed with me since the first day so I wont blaim the TonePort. Now all I want is a cool filter program, do they exist?
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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you mean like VST plugins?
for the GX I heard you must buy a $200 software pack in order to use VSTs with it...

Gearbox has some vocal patches which sound interesting. I like the "Studio vocals" patch and the amount of guitar patches is enough for me plus you can go and find your artist or band and get patches for guitar though gearbox.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #4
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I really like it man, I can't wait until the next video. I like the visual work showing us what you're talking about. I was thinking you should do the cliche thing of filming your videos in a recording studio next to a large mixing desk lol.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the video comments everyone.
I plan on going into video production and editing for a career and I enjoy making and editing videos like this.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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really enjoyed this moody, incredibly informative even though i've been recording for quite a while now. would love to see this featured on UG!

edit: loved my audio fasttrack! was great when i first started, would really recommend it!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:07 PM   #7
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you mean like VST plugins?
for the GX I heard you must buy a $200 software pack in order to use VSTs with it...

Gearbox has some vocal patches which sound interesting. I like the "Studio vocals" patch and the amount of guitar patches is enough for me plus you can go and find your artist or band and get patches for guitar though gearbox.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology


Yeah like envelope filter etc. But is the TonePort bound to GearBox only or are there other programs that works?
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #8
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Hmmm... looks almost like you were in a bathroom lol... even though I know you weren't.

Very interesting and informative... although the critic in me can't leave well enough alone without saying what I would try.

Lose the headphones in the video. I think it takes away from the "look and feel", and I would look into an overhead boom mic so there's not a mic sitting there in front of your face.

Find a blank wall... preferably a solid color. If you do that you could place the UG banner behind you (or whatever else you wanted) to give it a better background... or just stick with a single wall... no corners. I did like the idea of you sitting by a huge mixing console. That would look cool, but might intimidate some of the less experienced viewers.

Other than that... run through the script a few more times so you don't have to keep saying your sorry about little gaffs here and there.

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #9
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I fully agree with Bill43, those are some good ideas, this was a good video but I think you could improve with a lot of cool stuff to make it better.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #10
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Ok, great stuff Dave. I meant to post a review of your script earlier, but I got severely backlogged by the amount of bands I had coming through the studio on their Christmas break and forgot. I'm really glad you are doing this though.

Ok, well are my comments after watching the video.
I agree with Bill - standing in a corner and wearing headphones makes audio engineers look like we do this for a living - audio engineers are the coolest people on the planet, should just exemplify that in your videos.

Do you have a condenser mic? That would definitely be optimal over having to hold up the SM57 the entire time. Also - get some shots with your gear, for all we know you could be recording in Santa's basement - we want to see Dave show us how to use his gear so the common man can get a feel for it.

Do you have the ability to do screenshots of the computer? Or is that for later videos? An on-screen walkthroughs of how to setup the interface, set proper drivers, prepare tracks for recording, get recording software to recognize interface, etc would be incredibly helpful to a newcomer - almost more so than just explaining the definitions of audio terms. Combine that with showing them how to setup the hardware/necessary cables, and you should all the basics a newbie really needs to know.

Also just a little note on specifics. While Firewire and USB 2.0 do have the same transfer rates, Firewire has a much higher bandwidth allowing it to pass around much more data than USB 2.0 in the same time frame. You won't really notice it until you get a bunch of tracks down, but there is a noticeable difference.

Good work man - looking forward to the next one.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #11
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^ great advice Thrice.
I may remake the video one of these days but for now I figure its up to help some members.
Another thing that comes to mind is I really don't tel how to setup to record...I feel I'm doing more of a review of the two interfaces while talking about some basic terms.

Now that I think of it, I think I could really improve the whole video some more.
I am getting either a small mic to clip to my shirt or an overhead for the later videos..I am looking which is best for around $200 now.

I will try to get some shots of the studio for the remake but I think I may want to get $7000 together first and upgrade all the gear

Once again, thanks for the comments.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:59 PM   #12
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^ great advice Thrice.
I may remake the video one of these days but for now I figure its up to help some members.
Another thing that comes to mind is I really don't tel how to setup to record...I feel I'm doing more of a review of the two interfaces while talking about some basic terms.

Now that I think of it, I think I could really improve the whole video some more.
I am getting either a small mic to clip to my shirt or an overhead for the later videos..I am looking which is best for around $200 now.

I will try to get some shots of the studio for the remake but I think I may want to get $7000 together first and upgrade all the gear

Once again, thanks for the comments.


Try about $15k... then you'll start breaking out of the mold and into a semi-pro role. lol
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #13
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I'm planning a huge overhaul on my studio gear soon, I just need a good job first where I'm not being paid $8 an hour...
Alesis HD24 recorder, Yamaha Yamaha 01V96V2 digital mixer...new mics, optical cables, monitors. I've got a nice sized total added up.

I just ordered the MXL 990/991 pack from MF, the 991 should work very well as an overhead. I've heard the 990 isn't too great and I can see that from the price it's at but the new mics will be nice since I don't have any condensers at this point.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:46 PM   #14
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I use a Yamaha O1V96V2 in my live rig, so if you have any questions let me know.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:34 AM   #15
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haha that was pretty good. Although I think if you had some physical hands on with the gear it might come across a bit better. Sorta like hangin out in the studio rather than reading a news report. That theme song is hilarious.
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yea I tried going to stores and filming some B roll but they really didn't want me unboxing gear just for a video...

I don't have the money for any gear at this time but I manged to order a 990/991 pack for an overhead setup on the mic.
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that'll be a nice touch eh? It's pretty great that you're putting so much effort in for UGers!
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yea I tried going to stores and filming some B roll but they really didn't want me unboxing gear just for a video...

I don't have the money for any gear at this time but I manged to order a 990/991 pack for an overhead setup on the mic.


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Old 01-24-2008, 08:00 PM   #19
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Video #2 is posted in the first post.
Check it out and feel free to comment.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:12 PM   #20
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Really nice video man, it's a lot better with the pictures and stuff. The script was a lot more rehearsed and smooth sounding. I liked the backdrop of you sitting at the recording desk, it made it look a lot more professional. Good job.
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