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carol m    64

To make posting in this forum easier, here is a template you can use to organise your threads in this forum. You can use it as a thread guideline by copy/pasting this template, keeping and using the Bold Headings, and then replace the suggested guideline info with your own info under each heading.

By keeping more or less to this suggested guideline, and using the headings suggested, the threads will be organised so that other members can easily see/find the information they are looking for in each case.

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Upload the recording that is described in the thread with a link to its original thread if the thread contains further info on the recording process.

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What type of guitar - classical (nylon), steel acoustic, acoustic- electric, electric, semi hollow etc.

What brand of guitar - including

  • what type of pickups on electrics, acoustic pick-ups
  • nuts, bridges
  • and any special features that give it a particular sound.

Playing Accessories -

  • string gauges, plectrum (heavy or light) thumb pick or finger pics etc
  • and if a capo was used, at which fret.

Playing Style - plectum, fingers, thumb pic, hybrid, etc

Settings on Electrics -

  • bridge, neck, or in between
  • maybe tone knob setting if that is important to the sound.

What Microphones -

  • what type (dynamic, condenser, ribbon etc),
  • brand (instrument and vocal)
  • position(s) for recording
  • the brand of pickup on acoustics if not already specified.

What Soundcard or PCI Interface -

  • brand, and if you like it, why you use it and how it affects your sound
  • is it USB, or integrated into your computer
  • or firewire
  • or do you plug direct into your computer's line in?
  • is it analogue or digital?

Any Amps, Pre-amps, Guitar Modelers, Pedals or any other equipment in the recording line between guitar and computer

  • how it is physically linked together?
  • and in what order
  • Brands are useful to know
  • also the settings you used if possible.

What DAW (recording software) did you use -

for example, Audacity, Reaper, Garage Band (on Macs), Audition, Band in a Box.

Making the Recording -

* Did you do one track for vocals and guitar or separate tracks?

* How many vocal and guitar tracks did you use?

* What bit rate and other recording details, mono or stereo etc.

* What FX (effects) - the brand, and what you used eg chorus, reverb, compression etc and roughly how much.

* What plugins did you use (if any).

* What panning, EQ or other mixing tips did you use to get this particular sound.

* Did you use loops or drum software, and if so, where from (website or separate hardware unit), or from Garageband, or other sources.

* Are they free or purchased.

* It's also useful for beginners to know which loops you used, or other tips about putting it all together.

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ratiugsj    0

Some great thought went into this Carol. It looks like you've got it all covered. I'm sure that most all of us could use some helpful insights into how to utilize our settups to there full potential. I've got alot to learn but at least I'm still trying.

Cheers, Jeff

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carol m    64

No worries Eddie and ratiugsj. It was Solidwalnut who suggested I made this extra template when I was starting up this 'What is Your Setup?' Forum, so thanks to him for the idea.

It just summarises in an ordered format the things that others might want to know when they hear recordings posted by members and are learning how to record and make it sound good.

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6string    81
To make posting in this forum easier, here is a template you can use to organise your threads in this forum. You can use it as a thread guideline by copy/pasting this template, keeping and using the Bold Headings, and then replace the suggested guideline info with your own info under each heading.

By keeping more or less to this suggested guideline, and using the headings suggested, the threads will be organised so that other members can easily see/find the information they are looking for in each case.

============================

Upload the recording that is described in the thread with a link to its original thread if the thread contains further info on the recording process.

----------------------------------------------

What type of guitar - classical (nylon), steel acoustic, acoustic- electric, electric, semi hollow etc.

What brand of guitar - including

  • what type of pickups on electrics, acoustic pick-ups
  • nuts, bridges
  • and any special features that give it a particular sound.

Playing Accessories -

  • string gauges, plectrum (heavy or light) thumb pick or finger pics etc
  • and if a capo was used, at which fret.

Playing Style - plectum, fingers, thumb pic, hybrid, etc

Settings on Electrics -

  • bridge, neck, or in between
  • maybe tone knob setting if that is important to the sound.

What Microphones -

  • what type (dynamic, condenser, ribbon etc),
  • brand (instrument and vocal)
  • position(s) for recording
  • the brand of pickup on acoustics if not already specified.

What Soundcard or PCI Interface -

  • brand, and if you like it, why you use it and how it affects your sound
  • is it USB, or integrated into your computer
  • or firewire
  • or do you plug direct into your computer's line in?
  • is it analogue or digital?

Any Amps, Pre-amps, Guitar Modelers, Pedals or any other equipment in the recording line between guitar and computer

  • how it is physically linked together?
  • and in what order
  • Brands are useful to know
  • also the settings you used if possible.

What DAW (recording software) did you use -

for example, Audacity, Reaper, Garage Band (on Macs), Audition, Band in a Box.

Making the Recording -

* Did you do one track for vocals and guitar or separate tracks?

* How many vocal and guitar tracks did you use?

* What bit rate and other recording details, mono or stereo etc.

* What FX (effects) - the brand, and what you used eg chorus, reverb, compression etc and roughly how much.

* What plugins did you use (if any).

* What panning, EQ or other mixing tips did you use to get this particular sound.

* Did you use loops or drum software, and if so, where from (website or separate hardware unit), or from Garageband, or other sources.

* Are they free or purchased.

* It's also useful for beginners to know which loops you used, or other tips about putting it all together.

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Wow, you could make big money as an Organizational Consultant.

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solidwalnut    5
Excellent work Carol, agree with 6 String, really good layout, kudos to Steve too, neat idea:winkthumb: :winkthumb:

Oh, pshaw...:blush: Thanks all. I wasn't sure if anyone thought this type of organization was useful, but I guess Carol and I got our answer! Thanks.

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