Tutorial - Your First Recording

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This set of tutorials provide a guide to making your first microphone, guitar or keyboard recording with Audacity.

The Tutorials

This tutorial has been broken into several sub-tutorials for ease of reading as there is a lot of material to read and digest. The following topics are covered and should be followed in the order presented here:

Gale: ToDo-2 It strikes me this whole tutorial copies the LP/tape recording tutorial too slavishly without considering the special issues of recording vocals and instrumentals.

Without getting too clogged in details there should be some reference somewhere in the below steps to:

  • software playthrough (where to find it) and pointing to relevant FAQ
  • overdub (where to find it) and delay (pointing to relevant FAQ)
  • Latency Test for getting the recordings lined up once made.
  1. Tutorial - Connecting Up
    1. Tutorial - Connecting a Microphone
    2. Tutorial - Connecting an Instrument
    3. Tutorial - Connecting a Mixer
  2. Tutorial - Selecting Your Input
  3. Tutorial - Making a Test Recording
  4. Tutorial - Recording and Editing

Where to go from here

Take some time to play with Audacity. Record and edit more material. Practice editing. Try out different effects.


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