#1
hi, i just recorded a poor attempt at crossroads with my guitar>pedalboard>pc with realtek ac97 rack and am interested in your views as to sound quality.I am new to recording with a pc and would like to eventually record overdubs and drums,bass,etc.can anyone tell me of any good software(preferably freeware)that i could start with and what gear do i need any info appreciated.please check out my recording,it is in my mp3's in my profile.all criticism appreciated.
#2
Use a bit less gain and a lot less reverb.

Good software includes Audacity (which is free), and the main ones to buy are Ableton Live 7, Cakewalk Sonar 7, Cubase 4 or Logic Pro if you're on a Mac.
#4
ty ,i had thought i had far too much reverb and just slightly too much gain.i'll remedy that in future any advice on software for a beginner?
#6
You should check out Acoustica's Mixcraft, which is free to use but there is a countdown on how many tracks you can convert to mp3. It is a very basic piece of software to compare with Pro Tools, but it is very user friendly and you can get some very good recording results. Here's the link - http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/.
#7
As mentioned above, don't rely on reverb for volume. Pan right and left, and maybe throw it in middle too. I suggest putting a soft middle track with moderate reverb, and the left and right louder and on more reverb. Playing with reverb can also result in interesting results. Hell, I'm rambling.
#8
hi again guys,thanks for the comments,appreciated.i downloaded audacity,i think it will be a while before i learn to use it.anyway i uploaded a 2nd recording.toned down the reverb,found out i can do 2 tracks in the realtek and done a bluesmessaround.still got too much fuzz i think but sound quality overall has improved i think.if you could check it out and listen close cause i think i got buzzin from my guitar in the background,the lead i'm using into my guitar when i touch it the buzz goes away,any ideas as to whats causing this.could my lead or input be faulty.anyhow if i could find tracking software that i could just plug instruments into the mic socket and record track by track that would be ideal for me.any ideas?
#9
I listened to the two tracks on your profile, both had too much reverb IMO but being im on my laptop I could not really get a proper feel for the sound.
It was really quite though...amp the sound up and use a compressor on the final mixdown to do a simple mastering, you could also Normalize the final track.

this will bring up the volume a lot more so we can all hear it without having to turn up our speaker causing them to hiss...
#10
ty,for the advice,i think your right on the first guitar sound like i got too much reverb there.as for sound i ain't sure are you talkin quality or volume?if it's way too quiet,i think it is coz i maybe recorded it with volumes wrong,however i still think the quality is slightly better than the first recording.anyhoo i'll keep messing around with the settings.cheers