Pam and John's "How To Record Yourself" Zoom - Part 1 - Audio is up! Part 2 Video (coming soon)

A LOT of sax players online do this. They record the audio part and go back and make a video so that any mistakes are just missed. I’ve never understood this. Syncing Sax is a bit tricker as you can’t do it “by waveform automatically” but lip syncing an instrument to show folks your skills is just odd to me.

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Every band that has ever made a music video has done this :slight_smile:

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I’d be very interested in that. Do you have link @Griff?

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All,

I have updated the first post in this thread with @Griff’s excellent tutorial on using Garageband on a Mac (for those so inclined). We didn’t really cover this area in our zoom, however, all the concepts apply and give hardware options different from Lanny’s, so good to still watch the zoom and also have a look at this tutorial.

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Does anyone have any thoughts on Steinberg Cubase AI as a DAW?

What is Cubase AI | Steinberg

Apparently there’s a download code bundled with my practice amp so I’ll be giving it a try alongside Reaper.

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Cubase is a classic and Steinberg invented the VST plugin format. Cubase will be fine.

Haven’t looked at it in many years, blast from the past :slight_smile:

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Thanks @John_E …… Since I have never gotten around to finishing the tutorial on recording audio and video simultaneously and the. Using iMovie to create the cover, I’m referring to @TNKA36 - Brian to explain this process (if he can - he’s an EXPERT)….:grinning::grinning:

I’m so swamped right now since our bands leas singer decided that he wants several songs in our song set changed to different keys to better match his voice…. DAMN “DIVA” LEAD SINGERS!!

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No worries. We will cover the video/syncing in Part II for both PC and Mac

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solid info, nicely done. looking forward to part two. might still get that zoom camera after all…

:thinking:

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Don’t you love it when that happens?
Did he let you know the day of or the day before performing :rofl:

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Our lead singer is pretty considerate @Celticstar and let both the lead guitarist and myself know the day after we were given the song set…. Of course it took him a couple days to let us know “What” keys he was going to sing the songs in….

This is what makes playing bass so much fun…. As ling as you have muscle memory on any bass riff, it’s just a matter of adjusting “where” on the neck to start from.

Our lead singer also plays rhythm and acoustic guitar. He always has his guitars tuned 1/2 down to flat and the just “capo’s” the first fret to play standard tuning when our other lead singer (our drummer) has songs that he’s singing…. Me, I jist swap out to my down-tuned bass and play normal on the fretboard….

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This is one of the reasons I took up the Bass at the beginning of 2021. After 50 years of lead and rhythm guitar I wondered if it would be less stressful playing Bass.

So far that’s exactly whats happening for me although with Covid our jam sessions have not even started up yet never mind paid gigs. But I am not doing this for the paid gigs so in the end it’s all good.
Less stress-more fun. :+1:

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:+1::+1::+1: @Celticstar!! I’ve found that my many years of playing rhythm (and a little lead) guitar has helped tremendously in my bass playing, and not just that,…. Playing bass is SO much mir fun and rewarding than playing guitar….

No longer playing “second fiddle” to the lead guitarist……. Now I’m playing “first lead” to the drummer and rhythm section!! Way COOL!!

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Agree with you all the way and also less arguments although misstep and the drummer can get a bit cranky.
I never realized before how important the Bass was to the overall sound.

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Most people don’t realize that, it’s the nature of the instrument.
It’s like salt, it never gets the credit on a dish, nobody ask for a dish or goes to restaurant because there’s good salt there, but you take the salt out and it’s not good, you put too much of it and it’s ruined….

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What a great video @John_E & @PamPurrs you guys created. I finally had a chance to watch the entire video without interruption and I wish I hadn’t had to travel that day as I would have loved to participate.
Great job guys!!!

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Thank you so much for this instructional video. I just ordered a Scarlet Solo.

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