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2016-02-26 Home recording:

Amanda,    Start with the free software called Audacity, and you will need a microphone. Decent circumaural headphones will be helpful. You can record multiple tracks. Do some research on the software

2012-09-24 Equipment:

Hello,    There are a number of ways in which you can produce a live recording of multiple instruments. Given that they are performing simultaneously, unless you are recording within a sound-proof environment

2012-06-19 cda vs wav:

"1. What did I do wrong?"    CDs with .wav files will not play in all CD players.    CDs with .cda files will play in all CD players.    If you are trying to play CDs that have .cda files and they still

2011-09-18 Recording Software:

Hello,    A couple free applications include Audacity and Rosegarden, the latter focusing on MIDI recording.    There are several programs available that are either completely free or shareware. For example

2011-02-23 Midi input ---> more than one note at a time.:

Hello,    The limitation of only producing one pitch at a time from the keyboard might be the result of either a hardware or software component.    I do not use the same hardware and software as you, so


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