Brand new to the board, PC recording and Audacity. I’m just now getting going with my rebuilt PC and the following specs below.
I have immensely enjoyed the tutorial offered through Audacity and have found it very helpful with the basics. I have not done a great deal of searching on this forum yet but plan on utilizing its vast resources. After tinkering around with Audacity before I finally got up and going, I had no problem playing a track simultaneously while the top track played, therefore being able to play in sequence to the bottom track while listening to the top track. When attempting this yesterday (eventually planning to use headphones) all of a sudden I lost this feature. The top track stayed completely silent. I must have played around trying to figure out the issue for a couple of hours but with no success. I’m completely flustered, and the tutorial only shows how to play around with stereo after two tracks are already recorded. I can’t seem to figure this out at all, and I’m sure it has to be something completely simple.
On another note, (keep in mind I’m just getting up and going) I’m getting a very extreme bass feedback/echo bottom end in my recordings. I’ve played around a little trying to get rid of it, but are there any obvious things I need to do from the get go to help rid myself of some of this? I play Metallica/Iced Earth metal and everything sounds pretty clean coming out of the amps.
I plan on spending most of my spare time outside of my hectic work schedule learning and recording on this system, so I’d appreciate any help to get the ball rolling on these two issues.
Thanks for the time.
Audacity 1 2.6 Cubase SE Wavelab 5.0 VST’s and Plug Ins Gearbox w/Line 6 Software
Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Desktop Memory
2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor
ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) ATX AMD Motherboard–500 Watt Power Supply
Samson CO1U USB Microphone placed four feet away with foam surroundings
Digitech RP G7 Effects Pedal w/direct Fender Amp and Stack
7 String BC Warlock played with six strings at E and Drop D