February Album Writing Month

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:36 am

ARGH, i'm being watched! *looks over shoulder nervously*
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Final Loan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:58 pm

indiansummer wrote:As things are, i've no idea how i'd transfer anything from my cassette 4-track to the internet. Magic?
I imagine, given I have no experience of doing it, that you could do it in much the same way as you can digitise your vinyl - by plugging a line out from your 4-track to your computer's line in and using summat like Audacity to turn it into an MP3.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:09 pm

Final Loan wrote:I imagine, given I have no experience of doing it, that you could do it in much the same way as you can digitise your vinyl - by plugging a line out from your 4-track to your computer's line in and using summat like Audacity to turn it into an MP3.
Guh?
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by tompony » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:11 pm

It's a kind of magic.

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:16 pm

Ah. So it's all sorcery or Queen, basically.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Final Loan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:02 pm

We were chatting about it here a few months back.

But yes, magic. And you'd burn in hell for it.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Rimbaud » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:15 pm

Get a usb mixer so you don't have to mess about with computer soundcards. 4 track line out to line in of mixer usb of mixer to internet man. I have a reel to reel so I do it with that.

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX8USB

Or even this: http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX4USB

If you got a rca to 1/4 jack cable, much cheaper really.

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:27 am

I'm doing an album called Manatee Shanties and Cat Lullabies.

The title is self-explanatory.

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Final Loan » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:32 pm

Rimbaud wrote:Get a usb mixer so you don't have to mess about with computer soundcards. 4 track line out to line in of mixer usb of mixer to internet man. I have a reel to reel so I do it with that.

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX8USB

Or even this: http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX4USB

If you got a rca to 1/4 jack cable, much cheaper really.
That's gonna be a lot more expensive than just converting the signal from his cassette 4-track to an MP3 though, innit?
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by indiansummer » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:41 pm

Final Loan wrote:
Rimbaud wrote:Get a usb mixer so you don't have to mess about with computer soundcards. 4 track line out to line in of mixer usb of mixer to internet man. I have a reel to reel so I do it with that.

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX8USB

Or even this: http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se ... k=MMIX4USB

If you got a rca to 1/4 jack cable, much cheaper really.
That's gonna be a lot more expensive than just converting the signal from his cassette 4-track to an MP3 though, innit?
Guys, guys, it's ok - i don't know what either of you are talking about.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Rimbaud » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:58 pm

Yeah but depending on his soundcard it'll sound so much worse, computer noise is no fun.

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Final Loan » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:42 pm

I've been looking at some reviews of those usb mixers and they don't sound like they're all that, to be honest.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by tompony » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:36 pm

let's get this party started!

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by Final Loan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:48 pm

Would an audio interface like this thing here do the job? I've got an old minidisk multitracker knocking about so surely I could use that and then send it through an audio interface to my laptop?
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by indiansummer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:33 pm

Nothing yet. Day one was scuppered by having band practice last night.

But i did write a song upon waking this morning so maybe i'll just write a very short pop-punk album over the next month and use them all for JCUP songs. YES.
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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by tompony » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:58 pm

The FAWM site is live for 2011! Anyone thinking about having a go this year?

I can't wait, it's the best part of the year!

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by MJHibbett » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:59 pm

I appear to have 14 free days in my diary for February, i think i might try it again this year!

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by tompony » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:49 pm

It re-begins tomorrow!

I'm excited, and my studio is well stocked and tidy. For once.

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by MJHibbett » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:20 am

WE'RE OFF!

I haven't the first clue what to do - i take this as a Good Thing. I bet someone's already finished tho!

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Re: February Album Writing Month

Post by MJHibbett » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:48 am

Got my first two songs up - WARNING! May feature me trying to "sing"!!

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