There is a great freeware CD ripper called Exact Audio Copy.
It's a bit technical, but worth it. I'm sure it can do things
that your other rippers can't. It's also very fast, and can
trigger MP3 encoders and the like. On my system, it continued
to work when my other CD players failed too.
what equipment do I require to transfer nusic,singing etc, from reel to reel tapes to get it into my Computer and to get it onto C'D's please/ and what costs would I be looking at? Thank you.
Do you mean Multitrack Reel to Reel sessions?
How many tracks on the Reels?
How many outputs does the Reel to Reel have?
Do you have a Reel to Reel?
Do you have a Sound/Audio Card?
What type of inputs does it have?
If I were you, I'd buy a standalone hardware CD recorder for about
250 US dollars, and just transfer the tapes directly. After that, you
can load the CD's into your computer if you need to do further editing.
When you have a CD-R drive in your computer, then you can create new
CD's of your computer based edits. This way, you only have to spend about
250 dollars to get most of the work done. Any other way will cost you.
Looking for ease of entry (such as using Grace Note CDDB), flexibility, good search functions. Especially want to be able to search by sidemen. For example, Sweets Edison didn't make many of his own records but sat in on many. I want to be able to toss his name into the search screen and have the program spit out all the CD's and tracks where Sweets played. Or I'd like a combo search - e.g., find all tracks where Adderley and Miles Davis play together. I've been trying MCM and am thinking of registering it for $20. Cattraax looks more elaborate - is it worth $40 - twice the price of MCM?
Anyone has any idea how I can record from website a realaudio file ????
<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/TotalRecorder/">Total Recorder</a>.
: Anyone has any idea how I can record from website a realaudio file ????
Several years ago I received an advertisement for a program and keyboard that allowed you to play the music and it would be in your computor for viewing and you could then enter the lyrics. Does anyone know about such a thing?
I am new at the whole writing music thing I am a singer and have written some pretty good songs at least I think so. But right now they are all in my head I need to learn to get them written at least the basics so that I have something to present to potential collaborators. Anyway I could use some advise on what software would be the best and the easiest to learn to use I have a Key board and drum machine with midi capabilities and a computor with a pentium 4 prossesor please send me some advise Iwould appreciate any
It's easy to get lost in the huge sea of music software. Unfortunately, most of it is
crap too. Well, it's not all crap, but most of it isn't all that it seems to be at
first. What I tend to do is collect various softwares, test them out, make some songs,
and compare the programs and the results. I also use hardware music - making tools.
For those reasons, I tend to stick with only a few suggestions, because I've already
wasted tons of time on some dissappointing programs. Since you have a PC, I'd strongly
recommend using Tuareg (the FAT version), DDClip Pro, and Cubasis VST.
Tuareg and DDClip Pro can be obtained online for free. Each one is very stable and versatile.
Cubasis VST is also nice. It's cheap and lots of features. Cubasis usually comes with WaveLab
Lite and Master Unit. With these tools you can do just about anything without going nuts over it.
Master Unit can be used to burn CD's or extract audio from them.
WaveLab Lite can be used to record and edit audio, and also convert file types.
Tuareg is great for beat matching, sequencing, remixing, and composing.
With Cubasis, you can load up your Tuareg tracks or any other audio or Midi tracks,
and synchronize them and perform complex arrangement layering. Cubasis is nice
because you can load up tons of free VST effects modules and instruments, as well as
some DirectX effects. You can also synchronize Cubasis VST to your external MIDI
thingies, or overdub vocals. However, DDCLip Pro is much easier to use for overdubbing,
and much of it's multitrack editing is more precise. DDClip also features plug-in effects,
and can load in DirectX effects with less fuss than Cubasis. Both multitracks allow
grids to be created so that you can dice up your audio according to rhythm. Tuareg is
totally rhythmically inclined, so it won't be a problem to use all these tools together.
Tuareg is limited to CD-quality samples, and is a bit tricky to use for stereo files,
but it's not hard to learn, and it's well worth it. When you've created your Tuareg
patterns, they can be loaded into Cubasis or DDClip to be enhanced with effects and
saved as 48kHz files. DDCLip and WaveLab can deal with 32bit 96kHz audio files, so
you could continue to enhance the files with these programs. Maybe Cubasis is even
supporting 96kHz 24 bit files by now.
I have used WaveLab and DDCLip a lot because of their high-quality editing and sound.
The difference is actually noticable when you convert down to 44.1kHz @ 16bits for
Master Unit can be used as the CD burner, and it can create track splits too.
The nice thing about Master unit is it's bass and spatial enhancers. They aren't
amazing, but they are totally useful and smooth sounding.
By the way, DDCLip has MIDI synchronization options, and video editing capabilities too.
Cubasis can view a few types of movie files too, but not as completely as DDCLip.
Tuareg also now features some cool plug ins, some of which are compatible with Cubasis.
Cubasis and Wavelab are synchronized for editing, so that you don't have to manually
launch an editor for precise changes. DDCLip can be set to do the same with up to about
6 programs of your choice. Each one will be automatically launched to process a selected
I suggest starting with Tuareg. All you need are some sounds, and Tuareg can generate tons
of them. It really has about 120 separate tracks if you do the math:
4 instrument tracks + 6 drum tracks x 12 fader tracks. Tuareg also includes 3 or more built-in
sequencers which all automatically intertwine very easily so you can take each type of riff or
loop and mix it or paste it in with the others. Tuareg can also be used as a performance device.
Tuareg will appeal to your drum machine sensibilities, but if you are clever, you'll use it to
sequence any and all types of tracks. Vocals can be made to do amazing breakbeat type things with
Tuareg. Personally, I think the Beastie Boys used Tuareg for their albums, but I couldn't prove it.
The nice thing about Tuareg is that you can configure your own edit patterns and save them for future
use. Tuareg doesn't require too much RAM, and is very stable.
Well, that's a lot to be said about a few programs.
Trust me. There's a lot of hype about many other programs, but these programs are the collection
that will get your music done for you. DDCLip is the most professional, but Cubasis is so versatile.
It can even edit you MIDI tracks in notation form. With these programs you really won't need to
worry about acquiring any other new types of gear. Instead, you can just focus on looking for new
freeware VST and DirectX modules to download in seconds and use.
Since VST modules can be a little bit tricky for Cubasis, you'll want to keep a copy of the Installer
so you can reinstall Cubasis real fast if a particular VST or DX file gets buggy. (This happens with
the trial demo modules)
I hope this helps you out.
p.s. mda plug-ins rule
Hi Does anyone have the old version of program CDRoller
2.5 or 3.0001 (NOT 3.1)
If you can please sent it to me. or if you have a similar program for cd session selector for XP
please send me the link, or if you have a small program that you built in VB code or c. I really need it
my e-mail is: email@example.com
Help me please
I have a pro tools 5.1.1 with a digi 001 interface.
At first everything is ok but 5 months later I have had a problem, my playback stop after 5 seconds of music playing.
My sound card plays only the tracks when are alone or be one by one,What do i do?.
My work is on there, i get nervous...please help me
The program let me a message like 9124, 9093 something like that.
hi everyone !!
well ive got a cd with .aud files (its a dts cd .. used in theaters) and i would like to know if you could give me a player which could read these files ...
From messages posted, Encore doesn't appear to be "XP registered." Is this a fatal flaw in the program, or is it still workable? Is there a contact e-mail for Encore? Thanks! Andrew
: From messages posted, Encore doesn't appear to be "XP registered." Is this a fatal flaw in the program, or is it still workable? Is there a contact e-mail for Encore? Thanks! Andrew
I got the same problem. Encore 4.2.1 doesn´t work under XP even in compatibility mode. I would appreciate any help. Frederico
Same problem also
Downloaded Gvox Encore 4.5 but seams not good for XP :(((((
: : From messages posted, Encore doesn't appear to be "XP registered." Is this a fatal flaw in the program, or is it still workable? Is there a contact e-mail for Encore? Thanks! Andrew
: I got the same problem. Encore 4.2.1 doesn´t work under XP even in compatibility mode. I would appreciate any help. Frederico
I have logic Audio Platinum 5.0 and I don't know why I cant hear what I play on my korg through my computer sound card. When I record, notes appear, but as I play, I can't hear anything through my comp. Payback doesn't help either. I don't know how to set it up with logic on my IBM. Need help.
.... You don't know how to use the program..
Do you have anything other than midi connected between the computer and the keyboard?
More information makes it possible for people to help. You haven't given any information one what you have plugged into what.
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Well, India & Pakistan have got me all hot and bothered--in a BAD way.
In the meantime, I'm rediscovering the beauty of Tetris in light of
the recent NATO initiation. In other news, the odd little Cubasis AV
download on this site features no audio, only MIDI, but since it's only
1 MB in size, we can handle this. Well, about music software... ain't it
grand? Well, if any of you Mac tricksters are out there, you will be
interested in knowing that you can still run Norton Speed Disk and Disk
Doctor on your MacOS 8 (or greater) drives. Norton says you can't, Apple
says you mustn't, but I do it all the time. The trick is to reformat your
drive as a MacOS drive NOT a MacOS Extended drive. If you never formatted
your drive to be Extended, or it's not in Extended format, then you are in
Now all you have to do is create a startup disk that contains System 7.x.x
and Norton Utilities. It's also a good idea to add some other tools. On
my system, I partitioned the drive into sections. One section holds the
normal MacOS 8.x system and disk files, another partition is just for internet files (called
"Thrash Cache"). Another partition is for Converted Sounds and EXpanded items,
and the last partition is for an emergency Startup disk that runs 7.5.5.
Well, I use these programs to accomplish the switch:
System Picker (Lets you select another drive for restarting)
Disk First Aid (MacOS 8 version for fixing up drive errors)
Norton Utilities (7.5.x version for fixing up drive and optimizing it)
Basic control panels and a few extras.
StuffIt Expander 5.5 and it's parts (Just in case I need it badly)
DiskCopy 6.3.3 (So I can recover using disk images when needed)
So, the main part here is System Picker... that lets you smoothly
switch between startup partiions. Just to be sure, I also use the
startup disk control panel after the switch, just to be on the safe
The nice thing about this system is that Norton Speed disk features a
great system checker, and disk defragmenter. Disk defragmenting is a
necessary procedure for serious audio recording on some systems. It's
also a nice way to speed up the overall system and erase deleted files
from the drive. (all those porn, er, i mean sound files)
So why am I telling you this?
Well, many old PowerPC macs come with system 7.5.3
on a CD-ROM. That CD-ROM has Norton Utilites on it,
as well as various System Restore thingies. At the same
time, the Apple website features all of the upgrades up from
system 7.5.3. I have learned that some very serious memory
bugs haven't been fixed in system software until MacOS 8.
This also applies to OpenDoc, Internet Config, Sound Manager,
and other important components. If you want to have a bugless
system, you will need to run at least System 8, and the start
upgrading. As systems go, MacOS 8 isn't too hard on older macs
for RAM requirements, while System 9 might be too much for less
than a G3 or G4. MacOS X is out of the question since it's so new
At the same time, System 7.5.3 basically was the most feature-supplied
and (almost) stable version of system 7. Despite all of it's bugs,
it's basically the signature series of system 7. System 7.5.5 is the
next logical step, since it fixes some major 7.5.3 bugs, but the bug-fixing
process is never a quick one.
If you are interested in running a variety of old and new Audio and Sound and
Music softwares, then you should be aware that the majority of 68K sound programs
are written for system 7.5.x. Of course, PPC (PowerPC macs came around the same time,
so you can find PPC and FAT (includes both PPC and 68K) audio programs on the web. The
nice thing about keeping these old programs around is that most of them can still be
run on Mac OS 8 if they were written for PPC, yet they might possibly also run on an old
68K mac running at it's peak of system 7.x . System 7.6.1 fixed more of the System 7.5.3
errors, but was kind of an odd flavor because it was really just a temporary fix before
Considering that OS X is now based on UNIX, it's safe to say that
OS X is really a totally new (yet old) operating system. In spite of
this, my cynical side tells me that old macs will never allow themselves
to be run by it.
Mac OS 9 is probably the highest one could ever venture to safely go with
a used mac. Besides, the hardware is getting old. 1995 was a long time
ago in computer years.
This story was brought to you by your unknown friends at
f___microsoft.com and Macintorch, your resident alien and
eccentric non-hostile pseudohacker.
And remember, Music is a state of mind.
Good work that man. I wish I had the patience to write for that long.. ;0)
Thanks. Actually I just type rather fast.
There is no sound when playing an imported midi file in Cubase.... What do I need to do? Thanks, m
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