"Taxes! Ugh! I hear ya brother! Down with the man! lol.
Cakewalk has had a long standing rep for being pretty cool and powerful so very nice. I had a copy of it once, many, many moons ago, but my inept brain capacity…"
"Thanks for this Tony. That's definitely confirming that something is up with the .wav to .mp3 conversion and not the recording software itself. I'm relieved actually, as I have spent a bit of time trying to learn Cakewalk Sonar LE, and am…"
"Ok Elton, here's what I know that should be standard in all programs to start.
1. The original files generated (even if they have different file extensions pertaining to the program) will be in a wave format. Those files can vary a…"
"Sorry - megs, not gigs. LOL!
The project file is about 50mb, and that's just guitar and voice. The final MP3 is anywhere between 15 mb and 23 mb, and they are really not long clips. 2 min max. SO there is definitely something up…"
Yes 15 GIGS? That is amazingly huge. Do you mean MEGS? When I upload a final mix file to the computer from the Tascam, they can be as large as 30 or 40 megs. Then if you have another program like ITunes or…"
"I know I know! Maybe the rapture will save you from my stuff - LOL! Just warning you guys, I'm not very good.
I think the biggest problem is I'm not going through an audio-interface but straight into my PC via a Samson…"
Thought that I would add to this thread too. We are a small church and for now I must lead the worship and do the preaching. We are praying for more musicians to come and join us.
At our church, we open of course with prayer…"
"I appreciate the comments on my original songs. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
Music, especially guitar playing is so awesome, isn't it? I KNOW that there are going to be some amazing guitars in Heaven!
Thanks again, Brother!
Ya, that BR-600 was and is a sweet little thing. Mainly because, once you get the hang of it and if you do it right (which I hardly ever do! lol, still working on it) you can make really high quality, CD quality…"
"Thanks for jumping in, Tony! Of course we don't mind! If I am not mistaken, everyone is welcome. :) Would hope so!
I enjoyed one of your videos so far. I also looked up your BR600. It looks like a nice little…"
"Cool thread, I hope you don't mind me jumping eeen. 8-D
I like to play songs to sound fairly close to the original "flavor" or "soul" of the song, but usually end up changing some stuff to compensate for my ineptness…"
"Thank you, Elton.
Some of the songs I did myself. My home studio is a very simple setup. All I use is a digital Tascam 8 track port-a-studio and a couple of good mics. I have two Tascam portable studios. The older one…"
Ah! At first glance I thought it said "Steven A. Smith" (erstwhile ESPN annoying commentator) !!
I'm originally a Baton Rouge native, so I do know the region where you're now living. The population density and ten lifetimes' worth of 8-months'-sauna weather finally got to me in '98: I moved to the Coeur d'Alene area in January 1999. My wife is a Bonner/Kootenai County native, so the fit was immediate. A few trips back to what I used to call "home" have reinforced the sanity of that '99 decision.
Last month we were in Sandpoint to hear Leo Kottke at the Panida Theater. That's the kind of small-venue where I first saw Leo in Baton Rouge, so that show was another kind of "coming home" for me.
Give me a shout whenever you're headed this way. The Bitterroot Valley is a beautiful area. Hope you find a place there that fits your dream.
Hey Steve, Welcome to the Coffeehouse players group! I am a member there too. I notice in your pictures that you have a Takamine...consider joining us int he Takamine Owners group if you haven't already joined. I just got a 2000 Takamine Santa Fe classical at the Philly Vintage Guitar show two weeks ago and I am loving it! Here is the link: http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/takamine-owners-group