#1
Alright, so I've started getting into recording, using a drum machine for the drum tracks. But with the songs I'm recording, I find myself always playing a little faster than the beat. No matter what I do, I always play just a little faster, and it sounds terrible. Any tips for how to slow down and play along properly? Thanks.
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#4
Practice with a metronome dude,

that is all...

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#5
Er...practice? Seriously though, practice is the answer to just about anything. In this case practice with your drum machine until you can stay in time consistantly. Also basically what you said: "slow down and play along properly".
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#6
No, Im not using headphones. I just have a mic on my amp that feeds into a little mixer, then the mixer goes into the line-in on my compute. I'm using audacity. And I do practice with a metronome. When I'm practicing, and recording, it sounds fine to me, but its only until I listen to it that it sounds bad.
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#7
Well, first off, it might be lag. Get nother musician's opinion. Have em listen to both you playin and then the recordin.

If it's not lag, then slow the **** down til you practiced nough with a metronome to do it well.
#8
theres a good chance it might be recording lag.... just test yourself to be sure. play along with a click and make 100% sure everything is lining up. if you arent accurate just practice it a lot, you will get a feel for it.
#9
it happened to me too, it was because i couldn't hear the track properly, you just get lost... just try using headphones or anything to get the best sound so you can play it right
#10
Tap your foot along to the beat. And start simple with the metronome going relatively slow. If you still keep speeding up, slow it down until you don't speed up.
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#11
Alright, thanks for the tips everyone. I finally figured it out - it was just lag. I restarted my computer and tried it again and it was perfect. I guess just having all this other stuff running was screwing it up.
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