Cool edit pro - help please

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Joined: 09/24/03

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maybe this is a simple matter but its really frustrating me...

alright... i've recorded one track, but when i go to record the second track, the second track already has the first track embedded in it... meaning that if track 2 is supposed to be vocals, its not only vocals but it also includes track 1... so how the hell do i get it so its just voice and not also the guitar in track 2? kinda defeats the purpose of multi-tracking if i cant do that

any help would be much appreciated

#1

maybe this is a simple matter but its really frustrating me...

alright... i've recorded one track, but when i go to record the second track, the second track already has the first track embedded in it... meaning that if track 2 is supposed to be vocals, its not only vocals but it also includes track 1... so how the hell do i get it so its just voice and not also the guitar in track 2? kinda defeats the purpose of multi-tracking if i cant do that

any help would be much appreciated

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Joined: 09/24/03

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Same

I have just the same problem that you, and don't know how to resolve it... Hope anyone could help us...

Thanx

#2

Same

I have just the same problem that you, and don't know how to resolve it... Hope anyone could help us...

Thanx

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Joined: 09/24/03

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alright... i've done some research and i think its because i need a better soundcard... one with full duplex capabilities whatever that is... i guess they have multiple inputs/outputs... and the one i have now doesnt have that

#3

alright... i've done some research and i think its because i need a better soundcard... one with full duplex capabilities whatever that is... i guess they have multiple inputs/outputs... and the one i have now doesnt have that

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I don’t really know Cool Edit Pro however, this sounds like a soft where problem rather than a hard where one. I’d try the help section or even try asking some one at http://www.homerecording.com.
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#4

I don’t really know Cool Edit Pro however, this sounds like a soft where problem rather than a hard where one. I’d try the help section or even try asking some one at http://www.homerecording.com.
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

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I think Benoit is on to something. It's not the program cause I have cool edit and mine doesn't do that. Always check your soundcard settings and on recording, make sure your mixer isn't on and the only recording level that is on or up is the one that your using. That should get rid of that problem, if not check your cool edit settings to make sure something aint on that shouldn't be. Get back if you still can't resolve it.
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

#5

I think Benoit is on to something. It's not the program cause I have cool edit and mine doesn't do that. Always check your soundcard settings and on recording, make sure your mixer isn't on and the only recording level that is on or up is the one that your using. That should get rid of that problem, if not check your cool edit settings to make sure something aint on that shouldn't be. Get back if you still can't resolve it.
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

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yeah i went over to homerecording.com and fixed the problem... it was indeed because i had to switch the settings of my recording properties...

#6

yeah i went over to homerecording.com and fixed the problem... it was indeed because i had to switch the settings of my recording properties...

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Or you spend a gazillion dollars upgrading to Sonar 3 only to find you have to reconfigure everything !


Pooo !
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#7

Or you spend a gazillion dollars upgrading to Sonar 3 only to find you have to reconfigure everything !


Pooo !
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Benoit

And this will probably happen to you to. You get a really good rythmn then start to play around the solo. Things are going well, you loop the track to get ideas for the solo. Man, you're hot, you've never played that well. After 20 minutes of looping and working on your solo, you feel ready to record. Now is the time to get it right, everything awesome you fell like Van Halen in an arena concert, you hit every note just right, you even get a few improv in there and they fit! You're on top of the world until you realise you forgot to arm the track and nothing got record!
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Yeah we did that to our drummer when we recorded a while back. Got him to lay down his track and once he got everything right, we told him that we forgot to hit the record button. Of course we were just messing around to break the ice cause it was his first time actually recording. But I must say it was priceless to see his face though, truly priceless. :D
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

#8

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Benoit

And this will probably happen to you to. You get a really good rythmn then start to play around the solo. Things are going well, you loop the track to get ideas for the solo. Man, you're hot, you've never played that well. After 20 minutes of looping and working on your solo, you feel ready to record. Now is the time to get it right, everything awesome you fell like Van Halen in an arena concert, you hit every note just right, you even get a few improv in there and they fit! You're on top of the world until you realise you forgot to arm the track and nothing got record!
[/QUOTE]

Yeah we did that to our drummer when we recorded a while back. Got him to lay down his track and once he got everything right, we told him that we forgot to hit the record button. Of course we were just messing around to break the ice cause it was his first time actually recording. But I must say it was priceless to see his face though, truly priceless. :D
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

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I know Cool Edit pretty well (and they were just bought out by Adobe by the way....now they're called Adobe Audition and it's a little more affordable).

All the suggestions so far are great...I must ask the bone-head question (because it happened to me)

Are you recording your vocals with a mic while Track 1 is playing out of your speakers? That'd do it every time.

When you record vocals you've got to wear headphones and silence everything around you...
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#9

I know Cool Edit pretty well (and they were just bought out by Adobe by the way....now they're called Adobe Audition and it's a little more affordable).

All the suggestions so far are great...I must ask the bone-head question (because it happened to me)

Are you recording your vocals with a mic while Track 1 is playing out of your speakers? That'd do it every time.

When you record vocals you've got to wear headphones and silence everything around you...
Free Backing Tracks At GuitarVoice.com!

"The pursuit of easy things makes men weak."

David O. McKay

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No, he had some configuration problems, otherwise what you are saying is true...common sense
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#10

No, he had some configuration problems, otherwise what you are saying is true...common sense
The world is loaded, it's lit to pop, nobody is gonna stop!