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#110200 - 08/20/01 11:31 AM Audio Recording
wizboy Offline
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Registered: 03/25/01
Posts: 196
Loc: San Diego, CA
Hi all,

I'd like to record some songs I've played into Minidiscs or into Sound Card for wave/mp3 purposes.
I was wondering whether I should connect the minidisc directly into audio-out of the arranger (VA-7) or connect the device via a mixer (mackie)and from the line out of the arranger into the mixer ?

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#110201 - 08/20/01 12:22 PM Re: Audio Recording
Dreamer Offline
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Registered: 02/23/01
Posts: 3849
Loc: Rome - Italy
You can go both ways; a mixer gives you more flexibility but tends to add noise.
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#110202 - 08/20/01 12:27 PM Re: Audio Recording
wizboy Offline
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Posts: 196
Loc: San Diego, CA
Thanks for your input.

I've noticed a lot more noise going through the mixer to the Minidisc than going directly.
Maybe a compressor can reduce noise ? I'm not sure of the use of a compressor.

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#110203 - 08/20/01 12:42 PM Re: Audio Recording
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Registered: 02/23/01
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Loc: Rome - Italy
No, I don't think a compressor would help; just leave the mixer out and go direct.
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#110204 - 08/20/01 12:55 PM Re: Audio Recording
Roel Offline
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Registered: 06/24/99
Posts: 1232
Hi Wizboy,
A compressor's function is to reduce the 'dynamics' (differences between loud- and soft phrases)...in music.
In fact, using one will gain-up the noise.

Two ways can reduce noise :
1. The use of a NOISE-GATE will block very low levels. (The 'gate' has an adjustable level)

2. The use of programs on computers that are able to eliminate unwanted signals. These can be : clicks, noise, plosives, hum or even airco-noises ..... just name it !
The only thing you have to do, is 'tell' the computer WHAT to eliminate = get fingerprint.
Activate the 'noise reducer' and after a few seconds your music is as clean as it can be !
Soundforge, Wavelab or Cooledit work excellent.
I always use Soundforge and created copies are better than the originals.

Roel

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#110205 - 08/20/01 05:10 PM Re: Audio Recording
wizboy Offline
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Registered: 03/25/01
Posts: 196
Loc: San Diego, CA
Hi Roel/Dreamer,

Thanks for the info. I did record using Wavelab before but I wasn't aware the software could eliminate unwanted signals.
Sounds like I have something to try out tonight !!!

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