Home Recording for Beginners by Geoffrey Francis

By Geoffrey Francis

This ebook courses rookies step by step, in the course of the basics of domestic recording, utilizing the pc because the recording medium. The emphasis is on functional guide, added over the process 30 classes in easy-to-understand language and logical series and with genuine examples for the reader to aim out. crucial technical wisdom and idea are brought and defined alongside the best way because it turns into proper and invaluable. It additionally takes the reader via what they're going to desire (equipment and price) in the event that they desire to growth to making a major domestic studio. The publication isn't software-based, yet examples are proven utilizing REAPER, a reasonably cheap electronic Audio pc. A 30-day assessment replica of REAPER is supplied at the accompanying CD.

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If you didn’t get any sound, check to be sure your speakers are switched on and that your speakers and/or headphones are plugged in. Check any physical volume controls Chapter 2 The 30-Day Foundation Course 37 on the speakers and/or headphones. Also check to make sure your Windows soundcard settings are okay. See whether you get any sound using Windows Media Player with a CD or MP3 file. If not, the problem probably doesn’t lie with REAPER. If you do, check your REAPER Audio Device settings. Open the Preferences, Audio, Device settings page and try selecting a different set of audio system drivers.

Notice that in many cases you will be able to use the soundcard’s controls to adjust, in particular, the volume of any incoming audio that is being recorded. You may need to refer back to this when we start our lessons on recording. Assignment 1. Either insert an audio CD into your PC’s CD drive or browse Windows Explorer and select an MP3 file. 2. Open either the CD or the MP3 file with your media player of choice (for example, Windows Media Player). The music should now play. 12 Vista Sound settings: Microphone Properties, Levels tab.

3. It’s possible that your soundcard might offer more than one option for any of the three default devices shown. For example, many standard cards these days have a stereo 3mm input (often colored pink) in the card itself at the rear of the computer and another one more conveniently located on top of or in the front of the computer. In that case, you could select either as the default sound recording device. If Microsoft GS Wavetable is available for MIDI playback, select this as your default output.

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