Recording with GuitarPort

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Sauntman, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Sauntman

    Sauntman Member

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    I ordered a Line 6 GuitarPort, but didn't get the RiffTracker (Riffworks) recording software with it. Does anybody have any recommendations for recording software (just recording guitar) for under $150? Anybody use any software other than RiffTracker with their GuitarPort? Such as Cakewalk Guitar Pro or Cubase SE? Or, would it be best to get the RiffTracker ($100) as it is supposed to be "seamless" when using with GuitarPort? :confused:
     
  2. suislide03

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    I use Cubase SX, and works very well. Low latency and all without any hitches. Think i tried cakewalk and adobe audition at first, but after Cubase i never looked back.
     
  3. bobgoblin

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    I use audacity, its free, it works, & you can import backing tracks in various formats, .wav, .mp3, egg vorbis(?), you can find it here:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
     
  4. Sauntman

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    I downloaded a demo of Mackie's Tracktion 2 software. I have read comments about Tracktion being a good entry level program because of its ease of use, but with lots of features to take you well beyond the beginner stage. Still, I would like to be able to compare this program to Cubase SE and something like Cakewalk Home Studio 4. I don't think either of these are available for demo downloads. Anyone here ever use Mackie Tracktion 2? Also, I did download Audacity and will tinker with it as well to see if it would suit my needs and save me the $$$.
     
  5. Sauntman

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    Ok, so I figured out how to record my guitar through Guitarport and onto Audacity. How do I go about importing drum loops or backing tracks? So I can record myself attempting to jam over these backing tracks?
     
  6. bobgoblin

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    drag the file into the open audacity window.

    do this before you open guitar port, i've found that sometimes opening guitar port before opening & setting all the parameters in audacity keeps it from functioning properly.

    just to be clear:

    open audacity
    open the folder that you store you're backing tracks/drum loops in
    drag the bt/dl loop from that folder into the open audacity window
    plug in the guitar port & open the gp program
    make sure that the gp is the preferred recording device
    rock out

    good luck, buddy!
     
  7. Sauntman

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    I downloaded the backing tracks for Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" to my hardrive. I got the MP3 file from GuitarBt.com. I clicked on "Projects" then "Imput Audio" and Audacity opened up the MP3 and showed it as a track. I plugged in my Guitarport (using Gearbox now), selected the preset tone "Sunshine Box" and played along while recording myself with this backing track. Exactly the sort of thing I wanted to do! For now, Audacity is all I need. I managed to learn how to use Guitarport and Audacity in a few hours over two days and I now have Labor Day to go on this holiday weekend!!!
     
  8. bobgoblin

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    Kick ass, man, glad it worked out for ya!
     

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