how do i MP3?

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  1. saxophonist56

    saxophonist56 Supporting Member

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    is there an easy way to mp3 my guitar and amp? i'm using xp operating system.
     
  2. straticus

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    First you need to record your guitar / amp as a wave file. What recording app. are you using?

    Then, after you mix it or get it to sound the way you want it to, you can use an MP3 convertion app. to convert it to an MP3.

    I've been using Xing for quite a while and it does the job for me.

    BTW, I'd love to hear an MP3 of that Rocky Top JTM45 head that you had for sale a while ago. I was very interested in that amp.

    BC :)
     
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    that's what i don't get.....or been too lazy to figure out.
    the 45H head is a GREAT amp ...i'm gonna try and record the plexi head too. Todd
     
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    adobe audition. very simple and effective.

    You can record as .wav,.aiff,mp3 and many more...
     
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    How are you guys connecting your sm57 to your PC, or are you using the cheesy microphone provided by the PC or something else?
     
  6. Igneous

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    Aardvark q10

    You need a soundcard interface. If your sound card only has a 1/8th" input try using an outboard mixer or a four track with the output connected via adapter.(radio shack)

    not the best quality but you get signal.
     
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    Aardvark Q10 here too.

    Aardvark has gone out of business since I bought mine ............. (same thing happened to me after I bought my Seasound interface ................ I'm beginning to take this personally:( ). The Aardavrk is a great sounding interface and you can pic them up used for pretty cheap nowadays. Support groups for them have popped up on the net with drivers and advice. I don't understand Aardvark going out of business. They made great stuff.

    The Presonus Firepod looks interesting too and that's probably what I would look at if I were buying an interface in that price range today.
     
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    Dude, thats hilarious, I still have the seasound soloist.

    We must have similar tastes. IMHO the seasound is built WAAAYY better too. Im still waiting for the q10's to pop up on ebay so I can stack mine. Selling yours?
     
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    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    The cheapest way to go, since you already have a soundcard, is to find a condenser mic used for camcorders. They're battery powered and have a 1/8" plug that fits the mic input on your soundcard. Some even sound pretty respectable. It's not glamorous but it's easy, cheap and no additional preamp/audio interface to buy.

    Then you need something on the software end to make the recording. I'd suggest Audacity. It's free and easy to use. The only catch is that it has no built in MP3 decoding but it does support 3rd party decoding plugs, and they have instructions and links to download and install the plug.

    The next step up from a simple mic connected to your current soundcard would be some sort of audio interface with built in mic preamps, and there are many. I personally use an Edirol UA-25 for quickie recordings and audio playback from my pc. Look for one that comes bundled with recording software since you don't have any. The Alesis io/2 is one of the most recent to join the party and it comes with Cubase, for under $200.
     
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    Yeah, the Seasound was a very well made and well thought out interface. I had the two channel unit, I forget what it was called. I gave it to a friend of mine after I bought the Q10.

    Am I selling the q10? Heck no! I love this thing. Actually, I like the sound better then the Seasound. Plus, the Q10 has been rock solid from day one whereas the Seasound had a channel that would quit working depending on what mood it was in that day. Although, it has worked flawlessly ever since I gave it to my friend. Like I said, I'm starting to take this personally.;)
     
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    yeah, just checking. people are eagle eying these things. The class A pre's of the q10 are top notch. Just need more inputs!!!:dude
     
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    I've been thinking about picking up another Q10 too but I've read that the current drivers don't work well with SP2. I haven't installed SP2, don't know if or when I will. But it's something to consider when deciding whether or not to stay with the Q10.

    Have you installed SP2?
     
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    wait, whats sp2?

    I found that some of the older versions of the drivers are more stable(7.04)
     
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    Microsoft service pack 2. If your on a Mac it wouldn't effect you.
     
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    huh, im pretty sure I have that installed w/out a hitch. but then again like I said, the older drivers work better for me.
     

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