Studio Recording With Audacity

I have used Audacity for many years. When I ran an Internet Radio Station several years ago, I used Audacity to record simple station IDs by recording our front-desk staff!

Here are a few (from the “vaults”):

[ http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/station_id_4.mp3 ]
[ http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/station_id_1.mp3 ]
[ http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/station_id_1b.mp3 ]
[ http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/station_id_8.mp3 ]

I like how easily Audacity allowed me to record and edit audio. I always wondered how to record something more complex like a song involving several instruments. I did have some experience working with rack-mounts and sequencers that were hard-based, and not software based as an expensive hobby back in the 80s.

Here is a WIKI describing how I recorded a song using Audacity, but also using the Jack AUdio Server combined with Hydrogen (drum machine), Qsynth (keyboards), and the regular computer sound card using a microphone for vocals:

http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/Quick_%26_Simple_-_Recording_With_Audacity

I am very impressed with my first experiment (see the finished rough demo, and yes, I’m not afraid to admit I love the 60s and 70s classics). I will try to see if I can use Jack Audio Server and Qsynth as a tool on my notebook computer to play keyboards live with my band… but I would have to be convinced before switching away from Cubase for live performances…

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~ by Murray Saul on May 11, 2010.

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