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Offline Paulvm

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What should I use to record myself?
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:48:26 pm »
Hey, What program should I use to record myself. I am almost through my first month of practicing and I wanted to share my struggle with you all:)


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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 07:37:09 pm »
Hey, What program should I use to record myself. I am almost through my first month of practicing and I wanted to share my struggle with you all:)

Hi,
Audacity is free and works. But I would rather use Reaper myself and a full working demo can be had here:
http://www.reaper.fm/download.php

The Reaper demo is good for 60 days and still runs fine after that, just with a reminder delay at the start. But in 2 months you should know if it is a keeper and you can then get a full license for $60 and it will last you years....

Not to be lost in all this is that DAWs are kind of tricky to learn. So Reaper has a ton of very HQ videos and they can be found here:
http://www.reaper.fm/videos.php  -  These videos will show you just about everything you would want to know about the DAW and or recording aspect!

Enjoy and welcome to recording!
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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 07:40:53 am »
Tnx, will check them both. I am curious how I sound when I hear myself play. Its gonna be a shock I think.


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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 08:40:10 am »
To be honest with you Paul if you've got a half decent mobile/cell phone you'll probably get a good enough recording for your first go from those. You'll soon want to move on to something better but it'll give you the personal feedback you want.
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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 09:09:18 am »
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I've been doing that for a while now just to listen to myself playing to see how thing are progressing, it's a great aid to record practice of what you're learning from the start. I also posted my first song I learned on here using my phone and will do the same until I can justify buying something better.
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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 09:31:03 pm »
You are absolutely right. So I did just that. Sounds a bit wonky and out of rhythym. Its strange to hear yourself play. I will practice a bit more and than I will post something here.

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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 09:38:41 pm »
Hi all, I thought I would just hijack this thread instead of creating a useless thread that probably has my question asked before. 

I just started Stage 1 and Justin talks about recording random chords into Itunes and playing them back on shuffle mode to guess them to develop your ear.  What device would you guys recommend since I'm not tech savvy at all?

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Re: What should I use to record myself?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 09:44:36 pm »
If you have a smart phone that's fine, no need for elaborate recording facilities just to check yourself and simple stuff.
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