First-time poster here. I’ve searched the forum and really can’t find specifically what I’m looking for. I’ve been using Audacity 1.3 lightly for over a year now, so I’m somewhat familiar with it and have done some informal editing/mixing.
However, with the TONS of effects that are possible, I’d like to find some “baseline” settings for common FX. I realize tweaking is a normal in the mixing process. However, it seems that many of the default values are simply too aggressive.
For a little background info on what I use and my purpose…
I record using a TASCAM DP-004…digital recorder with no FX. However, it will allow on-board editing/mixing/mastering.
I’ve been experiementing with Audacity using an older vocal track I overdubed. I recorded it using the DP’s built-in condensor mics. VERY low signal level…peaks at -51 db around 1000 Hz.
After refining my craft, I plan to do more recording using MXL condensors (large and small dia.) for vocals, acoustic guitar, perhaps some electric guitar fills, bass guitar, and perhaps even adding a djembe line on occassion.
So far, I’ve experiemented with Noise Removal, Amplify (close to 0 db), Compressor, EQ, and Gverb. I’ve also installed Chris’ Compressor, ANWIDA lite, and GSnap, but haven’t played with them yet. Further, I do plan to optimize my recording space as finances allow…ie, building my own absorbers/reflectors, etc.
I realize I won’t be able to attain a studio quality mix. However, I would like to attain a nice sounding, quality mix using the resources available.
Any suggestions for settings for these, and any other plug-ins, would be greatly appreciated.