#1
Hey i have been using audacity for about 8 months now. I play the electric, bass, drums and i sing a bit. I like making my own music/songs.
Currently this is my setup.


My gutiar

plugged into my

amp

then the line out from my amp to

the back of my computer, into the BLUE line in jack
and i use audcity to record it.

So yea thats how i record my gutiar.
Now my question is this how everyone else records the gutiar?
The sound quality isn't the greatest. Is there any way to get the sound quality of the gutiar to record better?
Any advice?? Maybe i need to by another piece of equipment?
Sorry but i dont have much experience.
I know this is a drum forum but i already have good success in recording my drums
but i thought id try and see if anyone knows
Thanks!
#2
I would get a toneport if i were you. Only 50 dollars. Better recording quality and same mediocre line 6 effects.
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#3
alright i found this online, So this is a tone port?



Will i still use audacity to record the gutiar or their software.
What exactly does this tone port do?
#4
Well, you see the big letters on the top of the thing that say Tone Port?

Yeah, it's a Tone Port. Unfortunately, I have NO experience with them at all, and I've been recommended to just go ahead and get a Line 6 POD which comes is supposed to record to your computer and has the full arsenal of effects and such.

But, I've heard good things about the Tone Port, as well. For $50, though, it's worth it, IMO.
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#6
That's how I would record.

And since when is this a drum forum? Check out the Riffs And Recordings forum if you want a better guide.
#7
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And since when is this a drum forum?


Sorry my bad!


A tone port is exactly what i was looking for. I will be picking one up this afternoon.
Is it possible to use this for my bass gutiar too? Or will i have to buy one specifally for my bass.
#8
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Sorry my bad!


A tone port is exactly what i was looking for. I will be picking one up this afternoon.
Is it possible to use this for my bass gutiar too? Or will i have to buy one specifally for my bass.

You should be fine.
#9
Ok so i went to the music store and picked up a toneport by line6.
Everything works great just what i was looking for.
But does anyone have any experience in recording the gutiar and mic and the same time.
I put in the settings to record both but only my gutiar is picking up not the mic
any idea why?
#10
why would you want to record both at the same time anyway?
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#11
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why would you want to record both at the same time anyway?



Well i want to sing and play my gutair at same time.

Instead of recording one at a time
#12
uh...
it would be better if you made them both a separate track.
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#14
yeah, you'll have to pan them and etc. and if they're blended into the same track it will sound like crap.
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#15
ah i see. alright sounds good , that what i was doing before

thanks dude
#16
you might want to use something other than Audacity too.
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#17
well i have ableton that came with my toneport but i havent learned how to use it yet. SO im just using audacity. It doesnt sound to bad. I recorded one song and it sounds decent.

Wat program do you use?
#18
can i hear that song?

i use 2 different programs, Audacity and Mixcraft, for now at least.
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#19
sure , but i only started singing so im not very good and its not the complete song, im still working on my album

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#20
uh...
that needs a lot of work...
practice! it's the only way you're going to get better.
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#21
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uh...
that needs a lot of work...
practice! it's the only way you're going to get better.



haha yea i still have lots of work and practice to do!
All i can play is power cords, and not all that great
I practice every night
#22
that's good.
there's also a difference between playing and practicing, do you know the difference? if you do then good, if not you need to learn them. lol.
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#23
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that's good.
there's also a difference between playing and practicing, do you know the difference? if you do then good, if not you need to learn them. lol.



um no not really

care to explain?
#24
practicing is like learning something new. getting your scales down or learning how to alternate pick, if you dont know how already.

playing is just jamming with a song or something.
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#25
hmm id have to say i do alot more playing than practising,

right now im slowly working on learning cords and playing along with friends,

I also havnt really been playing very long
#26
nah i play more than practice too, most people do. i'm just trying to tell you the difference thats all.
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