12-06-2005 02:58 PM
12-07-2005 02:30 AM
Originally posted by itstartsstoppin
I am fairly new to mac, i have been trying to record some stuff with real intruments on garage band. I know with garage band the quality will not be great but i just wanna record songs with like 1-2 acoustic guitars and vocals as demos to give my band to learn and add to. I bought a cheap little adapter at radio shack that goes into the input next to the headphone input on my powerbook and into that goes a quarter inch. when i record 1 trac of say acoustic guitar into garage band and play it back it sounds fine. The problem is when i try to add another track on top, everything begins to sound fuzzy and somewhat distorted. Any advice?
12-07-2005 04:46 PM
12-07-2005 06:45 PM
12-10-2005 06:44 AM
Originally posted by Egz
Actually GB uses Logic Audio & FX - Quality is not an issue... If you wanted features like various synth & samplers - OK, Logic...
The 1/8" on a PB is 24 bit & Supports up to 96KHz sample rates !!!! The reason 24/96 analog & S/PDIF on a PB G4? Musicians can use it as is....
( cheap USB interfaces offer nothing better, usually less )
12-24-2005 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Rimmer
1. I have imported a few GB sessions on a friends iMac in to Logic Audio Express. I have to say (and I haven't got to the bottom of this) that the songs sound more polished before any effects and such like. I wonder whether Logic Express/PRO runs at a higher internal resolution than GB.
2. I would disagree with you that the 1/8" jack offers the same quality as even cheap USB interfaces. You may be forgetting that the quality of conversion is in the A/D conversion which many USB interfaces offer much better A/D conversion than an internal sound chip, 24bit or not. On top of that, there could be a lot more noise created during the conversion as the chip is internal and much closer to all the electronics that are ticking away close to the circuit itself. The beauty of having a decent A/D conversion (or D/A for that matter) a distance from the general electronics of the computer can often be very beneficial to the quality of the digital information resulting from the conversion. If you feel the need to check this out yourself. Go and audition a Tascam US122 in a music shop and compare the results after passing the same information through the minijack and internal A/D convertor in the Mac. It's not the same..
12-25-2005 06:47 AM
12-26-2005 03:53 AM
Originally posted by ruester
I'm a musician, not an engineer or techfreak,
and the various add-ons and plug-ins are
detrimental to making MUSIC...
Everybody bitches about quality on a
computer...they should get their chops
ready and have someone ELSE record it.
By the time all the options and presets
are done, the idea may be gone.
It's hopeless for the serious musician.
GB is a shuck for selling computers.
Give me an engineer to do what I tell
him to do and I'll pay for it...instead
of tearing my hair out getting a single
track down, I'll play and let the tekkies
wank around with electrons.
12-26-2005 01:15 PM
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