I’m new on the forum and I just start to buy a “Nomad Home Studio” with the idea to develop slowly slowly my music project.
I am now recording with a Blue Yeti, using Audacity on an Asus ROG G752. Right now I’m not in the best environment for recording with a really good quality, just for you to know in case that i will have to shear audio with you later.
So, my “problem” is that I’m quiet lost in all the settings and configurations of Audacity for get a really nice recording.
All the tuto that I fund in youtube are more maid for the Podcasting. Hard to find deeper explanation, or at least on what i’m looking for, so i follow them and I setup my Audacity tools (effects) for “voice recording on youtube”. It’s nice and really useful but that settings are generating some problem with my use of Audacity and I would like to go deeper with your help.
My idea is to manage to record voice and guitar at the same time, on the same track. I know that is possible to do it separately, or to buy an other microphone and sound card for the guitar, but is not what I’m looking for, at least for the moment. (I think that this as something to see with mony ). You are of course welcome to shear on the subject, but I’m really looking to record voice and guitar in the same track, at the same time.
I just start to discover my “Nomad Home Studio” and I’m still new with it, I try different positions with the mic, more or less fare away from my mouth, and recently I manage to fund out something that look quiet equal between my voice and the sound of the guitar.
Maybe someone have a tip concerning the good mic distance that should be respecting for recording ??
Then I would like to try to understand better and more simply how to set up the “noise reduction”.
For exemple: In a youtube tuto they put the “Frequency Smoothing” at 150, who work really good if you just have the voice but make a kind of OUUUUouuuuOUUUUUouuuuuOUUUU if the guitar is on the track. It’s sound like it’s record close of the mic, back of the mic, close of the mic… ect.
If I put the “Frequency Smoothing” at 0 that effect stop, but what is the exact use of it ? and more important !
Did anyone as some corresponding preset in order to setup the “noise reduction” for voice/guitar at the same time ?
Then, still following the youtube tuto, i “Compress” my file. Same question then up.
Did any one as a corresponding preset for the compression ?
After this I “normalize” the file. If i understand well, that just make it louder by removing some stuff that i do not understand
In a youtube tuto they setup at -7.5 but i put it actually at -5 because if not it turn out that is to much for the “amplification” and it start to saturate the track.
At the end, I “amplify” everything, in order to make it louder without removing the stuff that i do not understand in the “normalization”.
I still try to get to understand the “equalizing” option. this one look highly complex. Some people on youtube just tell to ctr+c/v them setting because is to hard to understand.
Same question then the other, did anyone as a corresponding preset for voice/guitar recording ?
Ok, so, that it’s for the moment. I do not know yet any other use of the effects to improve the sound quality of the track. From what I understand all that basics are there ?
Well, I hope that I manage to be as clear as I could with my amazing English, if not just ask me.
Waiting to read you soon !