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Re: recording on computers

Post by Tomsharpey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:47 am

http://www.drumbot.com/projects/sequence/

try playing with something like this?

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Post by MattH » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:34 pm

Okay then Anorak. I'm turning to the scene elders here...

I want to start a band with a drum machine. I have never used a drum machine in my life. I want the drums to sound like something from a Kendrick Lamar or a Joey Bada$$ record. I think they use Logic. Anyone used that before?

And sampling. How can I sample things? Logic for that aswell?
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Post by MattH » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:04 pm

Okay should have just read the last post.

Thanks Tom. Sorry for the interruption there.

And then playing live. I can't use a laptop. It's wrong. Anyone know the drum machine that Haiku Salut use? Something like that might work.
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Post by tompony » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:13 pm

They use Ableton Live, I think. On a laptop. But with a fancy light-up button thing plugged into it.

Edit: one of these - https://www.ableton.com/en/products/con ... launchpad/

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Re: recording on computers

Post by islandhopper » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:55 pm

Yeah, the launchpad is great fun. I guess I've just been too lazy to fully program the drums in Ableton up until now.

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Re: recording on computers

Post by MattH » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:14 am

Gonna buy The Launchpad tomorrow.

I will name it after a member of Haiku Salut.

Suggestions please?
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Post by humblebee » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:31 pm

Hello you lot. Can anyone recommend a USB keyboard please? I've got an idea for the arrangement of a new song and I want to have a go at knocking it together on the computer to show my band how I reckon it could sound. There's one on the Tesco's website for 30 quid but, y'know, they're evil.

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Re: recording on computers

Post by leon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:48 pm

I had an M-Audio Oxygen 8 once which was pretty good, but for years I've used a little program called Midikeys which turns your qwerty keyboard into a small midi keyboard. It was for Mac, there might be a PC version out there somewhere.
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Post by tonieee » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:56 pm

I used to have a similar thing for Windows 98 so I'm sure you can still get one. I can't remember what it was called though. There's also one for Linux to called Virtual Keyboard or something like that.

If you just want it for a one off, you can borrow mine if you want Pete.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:34 pm

Ah thanks, I've found that. So if I've got that running, can I just play it and it'll record into Audacity or whatever? Or is witchcraft required?

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Post by leon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:34 pm

humblebee wrote:Ah thanks, I've found that. So if I've got that running, can I just play it and it'll record into Audacity or whatever? Or is witchcraft required?
No it would only act as a midi controller, it doesn't have any sounds. You would need to be using a 'soft synth' in a music DAW. For Mac obviously the easiest and cheapest is Garageband. Dunno what there is for PC, do Computer Music mag still give away that full package every month? Anyone?

If its purely to record some sound to share with the band to demonstrate a melody you might be better getting a really cheap keyboard with onboard sounds and speakers, and just recording it with a mic into Audacity.
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Post by leon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:36 pm

Plus, some old fangled keyboards have a line out which you can connect to your computer's line in, using the appropriate leads/connectors.
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Post by tonieee » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:16 pm

I also have one of them old fangled keyboards that Leon mentioned that you're free to borrow Pete if you want to use Audacity. It's the one that Kelly uses at singalong. The sounds are rather cheap sounding on it but it should be okay for a demo.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:52 pm

I've got one in the cellar but ta anyway! Maybe I'll do that. I was just looking for a way of fixing it all up without having to get off my arse.

What's a music DAW? For someone who's been doing this for so long, I really know nothing about it at all...

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Post by leon » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:11 pm

humblebee wrote:I've got one in the cellar but ta anyway! Maybe I'll do that. I was just looking for a way of fixing it all up without having to get off my arse.

What's a music DAW? For someone who's been doing this for so long, I really know nothing about it at all...
Digital Audio Workstation. It used to mean a hardware digital recorder but now basically means a computer equipped with audio recording/editing software such as Logic, Cubase etc
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Post by humblebee » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:15 pm

Ta!

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Post by tonieee » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:48 pm

Didn't you used to have Tracktion? Or did I dream that? If you still have it that would do the job.

You need something that will take a midi signal and convert it into audio which would mean either a standalone soft synth whose output you could then import into audacity to mix with any other audio you want to record or (as Leon said) a DAW with midi capability (as almost all of them have).

But if it's just for a one off thing it's probably easiest just to get off your arse!

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Post by humblebee » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:12 pm

Yeah, used to have Tracktion on my old computer. A really old version; prolly won't work on Win8. I'm gonna give Audacity another go I reckon. Used to love Tracktion though, I did.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:16 pm

I might want to do a bit of recording on my laptop with Ubuntu. Any recommendations?
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Re: recording on computers

Post by tonieee » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:31 pm

roundbitsofplastic wrote:I might want to do a bit of recording on my laptop with Ubuntu. Any recommendations?
ardour is probably the best but is quite complicated. Audacity is a lot simpler but not ideal for multi track recording. I don't know I'd there's anything in between.

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