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Complete novice wants to record folk music

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:16 pm
by Drowsy Maggie
I have just bought a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 which comes with Ableton Live 9 bundled software. I want to record fiddle, melodeon, electric guitar, bass & vocals, but no more than 2 at a time. I would like to be able to overdub. I can record stuff onto Ableton, but I can't figure out how to have a previously recorded track coming through headphones & play another track to overdub. I'm not great with jargon either, don't understand most of it. Any help would be appreciated.

Ta, Drowsy Maggie

Re: Complete novice wants to record folk music

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:29 pm
by buzby
see if there is anything in this that can help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_5L_2v ... B0&index=1

:)

Re: Complete novice wants to record folk music

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 am
by Drowsy Maggie
Thanks, Buzby, I will give it a look. Regards, Drowsy Maggie

Re: Complete novice wants to record folk music

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:19 pm
by Scaper7
IMO Ableton Live is probably not the best for recording and editing live instruments and vocals. Ableton Live is more focused on loop based, MIDI, sampling and groove production side of things.

You'd be better off grabbing yourself a copy of 'Reaper' from http://www.reaper.fm/download.php
Reaper has much better audio editing and track comping features for easily compiling tracks out of multiple live takes (what you want for live instruments and vocals).
Trial version goes for 60 days ... if you want to buy, it's US$60
Reaper is the best value audio recording software out there.

Also recommended: PreSonus 'Studio One 3' ... but it costs more

Re: Complete novice wants to record folk music

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:02 am
by joeyfivecents
Live will work just fine for recording folk music. I use to record all kinds of acoustic instruments.