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Postby TRGuitar » June 13th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Well, my 4 track is a paper weight. But ... it has a nice board so I drug it out of storage. Here is my incredibly cheap and crappy studio.

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My old 4 track ... the $900 paper weight.

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audacity ... free!

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With all the amps I got I'm recording with this! Go figure?


Oh yeah ... made this with it tonight.

http://soundcloud.com/wickedfester/burning-for-you-cover

Comments? Note the weak attempt at the choral parts. Almost makes the lead vocal sound better ... almost. :oops:
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Postby rparker » July 2nd, 2012, 4:55 am

Does that 4-track have an interface into your PC, or did you have to mic it's output somehow?


TRGuitar wrote:Comments? Note the weak attempt at the choral parts. Almost makes the lead vocal sound better ... almost.

The recording sounds pretty good. The backing bit of music during the intro. It's what comes in at about 14-15 seconds. It's odd sounding on my laptop through headphones. I'm thinking that it might be this crazy soundcard, though. I'll try it on my tower when I shut down my DAW later. The only real thing I'd say is that your vocals sound too buried in the mix during the chorus section. (or pre-chorus?) Best example of what I'm saying is at about the :58 second mark.
Roy

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Postby TRGuitar » July 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am

Sorry Roy, I missed this. I run the monitor outs of the 4 track into my USB interface so in essence it plugs into the USB port of the computer. It is a way to make good use of the mixer. It is pretty good quality. It was ike a $900 unit when new. Too bad it is useless by todays standards for multitrack recording. Unless of course you want analog. It still works, you just need high quality casette tapes. I'm just using it for the board. Oh, and the funny sounds are me trying to harmonize and very badly i might add. :oops:
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