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10 Disc Kingston Trio Album

When I was a kid my parents had a 10 disc (or maybe five disc, 10 sides) album of the Kingston Trio that I'd love to find but I don't know the name of it. I tried to Google it, checked Amazon and iTunes, searched Craigslist, even went through the Spotify Kingston Trio discography and can't find it. Anyone else know what it was? [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy on Mar 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I use Mainstage 3 instruments in Garageband '11?

My wife is a keyboard player (I play guitar) and we are trying to use our new MacBook Pro for our practice sessions. She got her MIDI keyboard to play through Garageband but wanted better piano sounds, so I bought Mainstage 3 for $30 (after Googling the question). Mainstage 3 has much better sounds like Hammond B3, Rhodes, etc. [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Sep 17, 2013 - 0 answers

Easy to use drum and synth tools

Bedroom musicians - I need some tools to create basic drum and synth parts while recording. It needs to be stupid easy (as in "I am stupid, make this easy") to use. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 27, 2013 - 10 answers

NYC Recording Studio Tour?

I want to take my friend on a tour of a recording studio in the NYC area to take a friend on for his birthday. Google has come up surprisingly short. I'd prefer a recording studio that has come kind of historical importance, though I know that most of the legendary studios in NYC have moved or closed. If a historically significant studio isn't a possibility, I was hoping to find one that has recorded interesting artists in the alt/indie rock, power pop, or soul genres. [more inside]
posted by fructose on Aug 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Good, insightful podcasts

Hi all, I was wondering if you could recommend any podcasts that featured interesting, new and insightful music. Preferably ones that are by musicians or producers/recording engineers. Thanks!
posted by hiddenknives on Mar 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help me with my Ableton recording tracks.

Please help me route my Ableton tracks. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Multi-input external audio interface recommendations?

I want to buy an audio interface for home recordings. Specifically, I want to record onto (most likely) a Mac, and I need more than 2 simultaneous inputs, since I will often be recording drums. I would prefer to spend under 200€. Give me your opinion and experiences! [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Feb 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Composing with vocal fragments

What's an easy way to put vocals together so they sound something like the intro to Django Django's "Default"? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 17, 2012 - 6 answers

how to break 15 minute track into 15 1-minute tracks?

I use an H2 Zoom recorder. How can I break up our sessions into different tracks, after the fact? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Dec 8, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I get this music file to play out of both speakers?

How can I get this song to play out of both speakers? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Will a Portabooth work for instruments?

Will something like the Porta-Booth Pro work well for recording instruments or other large noise-making devices? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Properly compressed current jazz and blues?

What are your favorite current recordings with good dynamic range, preferably jazz and blues? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I record vocals in Portland, OR?

Where in Portland, Oregon could I record vocals (using just myself and my own gear) without annoying anyone? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Apr 23, 2012 - 6 answers

We are musicians, and therefore broke - obviously we should sign any deal we get! Right? NO!!!

Recording an album, and trying to strike a deal with the sound engineer / producer so we don't go broke. Are we signing in to a good deal or a bad deal? [more inside]
posted by klausman on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Recording program?

Free recording/editing programs more advanced than Audacity? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find danceable Garageband drum loops that work with rock music

What songs have beats that just demand you hit the dance floor? Which of those beats would translate well to minimal rock/funk/dancepunk music? Where can I find those sorts of loops for Garageband or Logic Pro? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help me set up a small, humble home recording studio

New to home-recording and need recommendations for a condenser mic, reference monitors, a few other things. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Why listening while singing?

Why are singers using headphones while recording? [more inside]
posted by knz on Nov 19, 2011 - 8 answers

One mic or two?

One mic or two? I am recording myself on the shakuhachi more and more these days, and I'm in the process of building up a recording set-up. I have one professional audio engineer friend who says I only need one mic, and another very knowledgeable friend who says I will definitely do better with two. My lack of knowledge about the subject knows no bounds, and much of the information online is confusing or incomplete. [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

American guitar

How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jul 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Creating simple audio tracks

How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
posted by joboe on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

What are the components of Lenny Kaye's guitar sound?

Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
posted by Trurl on Jun 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Etta James sings...

20 years ago, at a concert in Toronto, Etta James sang a song that my partner fell in love with. To the best of her recollection it had the lyric, "why was was I born green, instead of blue -like everybody else?" I've googled around but can't narrow my results down to anything useful. Does anyone know what the title of this song might be and if there is a recording of it available?
posted by bonobothegreat on May 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Using "Record" plus "Lexicon Alpha" with my guitar?

how to hook up Record, Lexicon Alpha, and my Guitar? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Guitarfilter: Direct Injection

Guitarfilter: I am looking to find the best DI (Direct Injection) box for my needs. The most important things to me are: 1.) Active not Passive 2.) Has two outputs, one to USB for PC recording and one (as bypass or as wet) standard 1/4" to feed to amp 3.) Low latency. [more inside]
posted by kjl291 on Mar 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Home recording 101

Help this musician get started with home recording. I've written lots of music and its time to get it recorded. I have basically zero equipment and zero knowledge, so start me from the beginning. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Feb 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Home Electronic Music Studio - DA signal paths and other questions.

Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Sound card for entry-level music production?

I'm just starting out recording/producing music so I'm looking to buy a decent sound card which will get me started, but without getting too high-end. Ideally I'd like to have a couple of mic ports (for guitar + vocals) and also midi I/O to connect my keyboard. Any recommendations/advice? [more inside]
posted by insperatum on Jan 16, 2011 - 5 answers

...the composer, not the pizza

Which recording of Andrea Chénier, the opera by Umberto Giordano, is the best? And why?
posted by phunniemee on Jan 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Not that there's anything wrong with gaiety

Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Trying to locate a Sound Effects recording

I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Dec 1, 2010 - 4 answers

How to record binaural electronic music?

I´m looking for a way to record electronic music using binaural technology. I already have all the necessary equipment (binaural mics, dummy head, DAW, etc.), but I want to record the sounds DIRECTLY from the source without using the dummy head, is it possible? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Nov 28, 2010 - 6 answers

IPad as Music Production Hub?

What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

iPod as musical instrument

How do I play my iPod instruments into Garageband? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

I need to record a T-bone

My High School student needs to record a sample of his trombone at home so he can take it to his teacher. [more inside]
posted by Northwest on Oct 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me complete my home studio!

Computer music MeFites! I need your help! Here is what I want to do: compose music on Finale, export the composition to a MIDI sequencing software, add beats that I'd also like to create myself, and then mix in real instruments including voice. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Recording Mic for $100?

Music Recording: Do I want a Shure SM57, 58 or something else? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Oct 7, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I mic my doumbek so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments?

How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

I just want to finish this CD, Presonus.

I'm the "everything that runs on electricity" technical advisor for a local band. We're in the process of wrapping up the first CD, and the recording set up is killing us. Am I missing something here with the Presonus Firestudio? How can we just finish editing the CD without it crashing every hour? [more inside]
posted by niles on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Full deluxe duplex

A computer recording question. What will I need to turn a modern desktop PC into a multitrack studio? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jul 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Do Androids stream my electric beeps?

[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

If I could just find some beats I would so drop them.

Point an old school composer toward making electronic music, especially with these so-called 'beats' all the kids are talking about. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Recording of "RENT: The Musical" opening night?

Does anyone know if there is a recording of the original opening night of the "RENT" Musical; from the night after Jonathan Larson passed away, and if so, where I might find it? [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on May 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Good, cheapish headphone recommendations please!

A simple question that has led me down many dead ends: what cheap-ish headphones would you recommend for someone (in the UK) who primarily wants to listen to music and recorded songs? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on May 6, 2010 - 13 answers

I love him and I love his music but not his CD. Now what?

He's talented. He's just finished his cd, poured his heart and soul into this thing. But -- he fell in love with the studio, all those toys, sucked the life right out of this record. I've had a copy two days, I need to call him and tell him I love the record. But I don't. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 41 answers

workshop of potentially bad music

What do I (a totally non-musical/non-technologically savvy person) need in order to get started recording music on a Korg D1600 16-Track Digital Recorder that I just found myself in possession of? A friend and I want to record some music, and we have amassed an electric bass, a stylophone, and a glockenspiel. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Apr 6, 2010 - 7 answers

What is the Windows XP version of Garageband?

What Windows XP-compatible software is closest in feel and functionality to Garageband? Apple's music making package is one of the things I miss about my old Mac, but for now I am stuck with working on two PCs. The last AskMeFi question on this was five years ago; I've tried Acid and Audacity and hate them both. Help me get my groove back!
posted by skylar on Feb 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Reducing high latency when recording music on a laptop

What factors cause high latency when recording music using a laptop, and what can I do to decrease it? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Feb 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Korg D888 No Longer Overdubs

Korg D888 multitrack recorder no longer overdubs [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Jan 20, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the cheapest decent way for me to record with 3 (or) 4 microphones?

I want to record some songs with me on a mike, my husband on a mike, his guitar on a mike, and maybe my synthesizer on a mike. We tried recording with me, him, and his guitar today with one mike, and the result was muddy. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jan 9, 2010 - 13 answers

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