Hi, I have asked many questions on this forum and all of the answers have been very helpful so just wanted to say thank you.
Ok, With Audacity can I record right off my computer. What I mean is, lets say I have no mic plugged in and I open Audacity and the I open another window to a site where I get special effects sounds from, explosions, people talking, cats meowing, etc. Can I just play the sound effect from that site and hit record on Audacity and will it record it?
So that way I can take many sound effects and keep layering them on separate tracks to make a sound landscape? Basically can I record from other sites while I have Audacity open and hit record?
What are some good tricks for recording with Audacity?
Ok I got a question. I want to let you know I have been messing around with Audacity and let me tell you something. This is actually a really great product. If you have half a brain and can figure things out and come up with ideas on how to do things, you can make a lot of things work that other people tell you cant or wont. So forget the instruction manuals just start figuring it out for yourself.
Now, I don’t want to be a hypocrite after I wrote all that but I have tried to mess around with it and I cant get this one thing.
Ok QUESTION #1 How can I record right off my laptop? So, I have Audacity opened and I have a track all ready to record. I also have virtualdrumming.com opened and I want to record the drum sounds from that site onto Audacity. How do I record sounds from my laptop to my open audacity window? (Please don’t tell me to go do a bunch of stuff, step it out for me, like this, #1 open control panal, #2 goto folder #3 open this thing #4 open that thing, Ok? I need you to help me like that. Could you please help me with that?
Thank You again
P.S. also, you guys have been great at helping me with my questions too. so Thank U!
If you have half a brain and can figure things out and come up with ideas on how to do things, you can make a lot of things work that other people tell you cant or wont. So forget the instruction manuals just start figuring it out for yourself.
Not everybody can do free association like that. Most people can’t.
This is the manual for self-recording in Windows.
I have Audacity opened and I have a track all ready to record. I also have virtualdrumming.com opened and I want to record the drum sounds from that site onto Audacity.
I didn’t quite get that one. You want to play along with the drum track and record both? I don’t think Audacity will do that. You have to pick one thing to record from.
No, let me explain it like this.
I open Audacity
I record my guitar track
Then I open another web site which is virtualdrumming.com
Then I go back to Audacity which is and has been open already because I just finished recording my guitar part
I arm a new track (its on pause at this moment)
What I want to do now is I have to record the drum part by me physically tapping the buttons on the keyboard as the guitar part plays so I know where the cuts and accents are.
How do I do that? I need to record the drum sounds from another web site that I have to physically tap the buttons on my keyboard while recording on my new track I just opened while I can hear my guitar part I just recorded before this so I know where all the parts are.
Hopefully that helped. Please let me know how to do that.
Thank You again
Ok, With Audacity can I record right off my computer.
Recording streaming audio or the audio playing on your computer can be tricky because it depends on your operating system and drivers. Audacity isn’t the issue, the issue is getting your computer to feed the audio into Audacity. [u]This page[/u] gives you several options. If you have Win7 or Win8, WASAPI Loopback is usually your best option.
For recording while listening to a backing track - [u]Multitrack Overdubbing[/u].
well, you could First Record a Drum Back Tract using PC Mic and then Record your Git pick’n on it while listening wit Head Phones…
and then Record
That’s the phrase that pays right there. Audacity will only record from one “thing” at a time. You can totally record something from on-line and then go back later and record your microphone. If you set it up, that’s called Overdubbing, and you can compile yourself singing all three Andrews Sisters parts if you want, one after the other.
Recording from on-line comes with its own problems. To do that, the machine has to run the playback service and the record service at the same time. That uses them up. There is no “And then do something else.” Computers only have those two sound channels. This is the problem with recording Zoom or Skype. Zoom or Skype uses up the sound channels.
You can’t record two different things at once.
What you can do is slide in a software product that works out to be a digital sound mixer such as VoiceMeeter.
VoiceMeeter creates new sound channels and then manages them to hopefully do what you want.