Synth Album made Entirely On Audacity

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Synth Album made Entirely On Audacity

Post by PilotRoo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:11 am

As a project of mine I found a cool way to make music through recording instruments and overlapping them in Audacity.
Here is a youtube link to this stuff I made and a short process of how I did it.
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The synth i used is the microKorg, it is really versatile and well... cheap.
There is also an acoustic guitar and bass.
To make a song in Audacity, you need a timed recording of the music you to make, it is the skeleton to song :shock: spookle sketl
There are three ways to get the foundation, the skeleton: use a recording, play an instrument to a metronome, or use this muse™ software.
I used all three of these ways to make this pilotroo album.
link to download muse

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As you can see, this with the metronome one and recorded into audacity is the foundation to the song.
By hitting the record button, simply record and play each instrument to the foundation and the latter instruments, look at this picture ill explain more in a sec

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This process is nice, as it always will be on time and allows you explore all options, as it is not very restrictive.
An entirely recorded song is as follows

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remember to delete your foundation once you have moved past it! It sounds super stupid with the metronome in the the back.
As you play more, more of the song grows and you can hear that. It is important to remember your recording order.
Lets say you recorded a 'muse-synth-guitar-bass-guitar2' order it might we advantageous to re-record the synth, as the synth was recorded with not much of the song's character built. This of course comes with diminishing returns, so I only do it once a song.
Look at this picture with ur eyeballs:

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>Notice how all my instruments have a direct output. This is so if I record six microphones over each other, it doesnt sound like s**t. If maybe one or two microphones are going at the same time with noise reduction and there is plenty of sounds already going on, microphone recording practices become much easier. (I kinda slack on it, as you can hear.) It allows you use a cheaper usb microphone without much punishment.
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Oh yeah, there are no drums because I do not know how to play drums. My friend knows how and they might show up on the b-side.
They would serve as a good foundation, but id say theyd have to be re-recorded at the end but what do I know I dont play drums my guy :|


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Re: Synth Album made Entirely On Audacity

Post by NewEnglandSynthOrch » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:54 am

From a compositional standpoint, I'd say you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve, and you achieve it quite well. From a technical standpoint, it could use a little more work, particularly in regards to the instruments being more in tune. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it, and I highly encourage you to keep going!
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Re: Synth Album made Entirely On Audacity

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:49 pm

Working in Audacity is just like working with tape was in the days before MIDI. It's something of a lost art to use sequencers when there is no way to sync them up with a MIDI clock.
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