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My first recording

Postby josuaclement » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi all, recently started to learn how to record using linux.
This is my first try, but somehow i heard a bit of noise in my recording . Anyone could help to guide me? Thanks

https://soundcloud.com/josuaclement/ipanema-mp3

Hardware :
- audio interface : focusrite scarlet 2i4
- acoustic electric guitar : cort CEC1 OP

Software :
- ubuntu 18.04
- audacity

I saw many article that recommend me to use qjacktl, i did install that but didnt use that in my recording, since i only use one instrument at once. Is this right?

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Re: My first recording

Postby bluebell » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:47 pm

It seems that you used the ALSA subsystem to record and play music. There's nothing wrong with it.

But if you want to use an audio subsystem that's more flexible and optimized for low latencies then you have to install and use JACK. The program that has to be configured and started is called jackd. Qjackctl is one way to start and control jackd.

See http://libremusicproduction.com/article ... arted-jack

In your recording there is an audible hum. Either your cabling is not ok or you have a ground loop that can occur when you connect several devices with a plug with grounding, e.g. your computer and a guitar amp that are connected with an unbalanced cable (connectors with only tip and sleeve).
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Re: My first recording

Postby Michael Willis » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:48 pm

That's really good for a first try! Don't worry about qjackctl. Jack has its purpose, but is not required even for multi-track recording. For noise reduction, you can use Noise Repellent. You may also want to investigate a more full-featured DAW instead of Audacity. Some popular choices are Ardour, Bitwig, Reaper, QTractor.

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Re: My first recording

Postby gennargiu » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:58 pm

nice interpretation, as the other friends of the forum have advised you, when you deal with audio production it is always better to use audio jacks in order not to be limited with the various hardware and software equipment :wink:

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Re: My first recording

Postby folderol » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Nicely done.

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Re: My first recording

Postby psyocean » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:53 am

Like this recording, feel positive energy! :)
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Re: My first recording

Postby josuaclement » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:18 pm

bluebell wrote:It seems that you used the ALSA subsystem to record and play music. There's nothing wrong with it.

But if you want to use an audio subsystem that's more flexible and optimized for low latencies then you have to install and use JACK. The program that has to be configured and started is called jackd. Qjackctl is one way to start and control jackd.

See http://libremusicproduction.com/article ... arted-jack

In your recording there is an audible hum. Either your cabling is not ok or you have a ground loop that can occur when you connect several devices with a plug with grounding, e.g. your computer and a guitar amp that are connected with an unbalanced cable (connectors with only tip and sleeve).

Yes i feel something wrong with my cable, i will try to find another one, thanks for your suggestion

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Re: My first recording

Postby josuaclement » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:20 pm

Michael Willis wrote:That's really good for a first try! Don't worry about qjackctl. Jack has its purpose, but is not required even for multi-track recording. For noise reduction, you can use Noise Repellent. You may also want to investigate a more full-featured DAW instead of Audacity. Some popular choices are Ardour, Bitwig, Reaper, QTractor.

Well, i will try to explore noise repellent.
And right now im using ardour, seems have more featured than audacity haha

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Re: My first recording

Postby milo » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:53 pm

I quite like this composition. Did you write the song?

I agree with the others that the recording is a bit rough around the edges, but it is a solid show for your first attempt. Keep at it! I have been recording music off and on for 25 years, and I am still learning new things and improving my technique.

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Re: My first recording

Postby josuaclement » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:22 pm

thank you for your support..
no i was listening to frank sinatra's version when doing this record.

i just realized, the noise come when i set the knob of scarlett 2ie to playback.
i think this because i don't have the driver or plugin that compatible enough for my laptop(ubuntu 18)


milo wrote:I quite like this composition. Did you write the song?

I agree with the others that the recording is a bit rough around the edges, but it is a solid show for your first attempt. Keep at it! I have been recording music off and on for 25 years, and I am still learning new things and improving my technique.

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Re: My first recording

Postby Basslint » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:29 pm

milo wrote:I quite like this composition. Did you write the song?

I agree with the others that the recording is a bit rough around the edges, but it is a solid show for your first attempt. Keep at it! I have been recording music off and on for 25 years, and I am still learning new things and improving my technique.


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