Can I custom shape instruments in your INDEPENDENCE PRO PLUS SUITE?

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DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 10/30/2021, 3:15 PM

Do all those steps are done at the independence sample ?

Where exactly do I go in the sampler to add the library?

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 10/30/2021, 3:16 PM

Because when I go to the program file I don’t find the file you mention

SP. wrote on 10/30/2021, 3:22 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER Have you clicked on the "Download Free Library Win" to download the free library installer from the site I linked?

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 10/31/2021, 10:26 AM

Hello, sorry I did not see the link , I’ll try it

thanks

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/22/2021, 9:04 AM

Hello SP, want to tell you I am very happy with the Independence sampler thanks to you support. Now, pehaps you can help me on the following challenge: At present I am usin a free recordinf program called Audacity to record my own songs(vocal and guitar) and after I export it to Magix music maker, however, the resolution quality is bad., Can I use my Magix program to record directly my songs and then make instruments arrangements? If so, how? I have tried connecting my interphase TASCAM US-2X2HR into my Magix program(to record vocal and guitar) but don´t know how to work it out. Hope you can assist me on this. Thanks.

SP. wrote on 11/22/2021, 9:46 AM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER Yes, you can record in Music Maker like you can record in Audacity. Just select the audio driver for your Tascam interface in the Music Maker program settings and you should be good to go. You can edit the recording settings by clicking on the gear icon next to the recording button. To record audio on a track in Music Maker just click on the track header "Rec" button. It should display "Audio-Rec" for recording audio like guitar and vocals and "MIDI-Rec" for recording a MIDI-device like a keyboard.

I'm not sure what your problem with Audacity is. What do you mean with "resolution quality"? You import the recorded files into Music Maker and the sound changes in a bad way?

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/22/2021, 1:37 PM

I am using an elctro-acustic guitar, and the mic for my voice, both plugged in the interpahse I mentioned yo you, and the recrding doesn´t come our strong, you know? Like in a very low tone, not pure sound

 

 

SP. wrote on 11/22/2021, 4:18 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER Recording something that sounds up front and in-your-face like a modern music production requires time and effort. Using Music Maker instead of audacity will not change this.

I don't know how familiar you are with the recording process.

Usually you need to record in a well treated room without reverb (created by blank walls and floors without carpet) and without background noises. Setting up good recording surroundings is one of the most important steps to improve your sound. As an hobbyist you can dampen reverb a lot buy using a many thick blankets, carpets and pillows in the same room you are recording in.

You need then to record a clean and loud signal that should be a lot louder than the noise floor of your equipment. Usually you cannot hear it and it should be under -80 dB. But if you later boost the audio signal in a music program you will also boost the noise floor until it is audible. This means, the less boost is needed the less audible noise you will get.

Is the gain on your Tascam interface set up correctly and recording loud signal? It should not peak red but it should be as loud as possible.

Then you need to use a compressor to even out volume fluctuations, an equalizers to boost or lower the wanted and unwanted frequencies of your recorded signal and artificial reverb to make it sound big. Music Maker has all these tools included, even in the free edition. You don't need anything else to make your music sounding professional. There are also thousands of free plugins out there you can use for this if you want more control. But I warn you, it can make you a plugin addict that will only hunt down the next best plugin without making music. 😅

If you want to save time but not want to save money you can also go out and get payed plugins to help you to achieve a good sound faster.

But remember, if you pay for a plugin you only pay for the time it saves you to create the sound you want. You can do it all with free plugins, too. A good recording, compressor, equalizer and reverb and some effects (things like echo, flanger, chorus etc.) are enough.

Everyone made professional sounding music with these things until computers and modern DAWs with plugins came and that now want all your attention and money. Like I said, it can become an addiction to get these things. Take this as a warning.😉

browj2 wrote on 11/22/2021, 6:19 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER

Hi,

I am using an elctro-acustic guitar, and the mic for my voice, both plugged in the interpahse I mentioned yo you, and the recrding doesn´t come our strong, you know? Like in a very low tone, not pure sound

Did you check your Windows Sound Settings, Sound Control Panel, Recording, TASCAM US-2X2HR, Levels? You may have the Input level set too low for the TASCAM.

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DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/23/2021, 9:38 AM

Thanks again. I do my recordings in my office, which has walls and ceiling completely insulated. No noise from outside, however, I do not have blankets, pillows or carpet in it. I will check the windows sound panel, the seller of the intreface told me something about it but I forgot. Tnaks again, I keep you posted. Good day.

johnebaker wrote on 11/23/2021, 1:59 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER

Hi

To add to @SP. comment - a good quality microphone + pop filter + stand/isolation system is essential.

If you are recording the guitar and vocals at the same time, and the TASCAM can output as 2 separate channels over USB, Music Maker can only record one channel at a time, if they are mixed in the TASCAM they cannot be separated in Music Maker once recorded.

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DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/23/2021, 3:26 PM

Yes, you are right, when I record both vocal and guitar they mixed automatically in the interface and it shows as one whole sound, I cannot separate or edit vocal nor guitar individually. I use a Sure SM 57 mic which is for instrument more than vocal. Perhaps I need a more professional mic; any suggestions???

 

SP. wrote on 11/23/2021, 4:02 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER You record vocals and guitar at the same time with only one microphone? In this case you will only get a mixed audio signal. You can also try to record the guitars first and then the vocal on a different tracks.

There are also free tools out there that can split vocals and music into separate audio files like SpleeterGUI. https://makenweb.com/SpleeterGUI But I'm not sure how good this will work with your recording. There could be a lot of artifacts. But it could be worth a try. You can then edit the vocals and music on different tracks.

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/29/2021, 11:21 AM

Hello SP, I adjust the audio pannel of windows, hoevere, it works only with the mic, but not for the input line of the guitar. Don´t know why.

Asto recording vocal and guitar in Magix, when I go to the gear icon next to the red recording button, the only option I see is "Magix Low Latency 2026", it doesnot show the option for the Tsacam (my interface option). perhaps you can helpme postin figures of this.

Thanks,

 

SP. wrote on 11/29/2021, 1:23 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER You can select the audio driver in the Music Maker program settings (not the recording settings). In case you want to use Magix Low Latency as your driver you need to click on the "Advanced..." button to open up the driver settings. There you will get a list of all audio devices the driver will find. If your TASCAM is listed there you need to activate it in the list.

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/29/2021, 2:51 PM

I am in the program now, I went to program settings, then to audio/midi, it shows in audio playback MAGIX LOW TATENCY 2016(1+2). I go to ADVANCE and it only shows: "realtek high definition audio" on the WDM device list (do I must have the TASCAM connected perhaps?)

Then, lower ASIO driver it also shows the magix latency again, when I go click it opens and shows two items: Magix low latency and US-HR series ASIO.

On the other side (right side) of the same panel, shows: MIDI on the top, then output device, and input device. In the output device shows: Microsoft GS Wavetable system. In the input one shows nothing.

Wait for your advise,

Thanks,

 

emmrecs wrote on 11/29/2021, 3:11 PM

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do I must have the TASCAM connected perhaps?

Yes! If it is not connected your computer (and Music Maker) cannot "see" it or use it.

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DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/30/2021, 10:47 AM

Thanks Jeff. When I dis the test with the TASCAM in Magix couple of days before I had it connected. Yesterday I did´t to apply what SP suggested me. I will go ahead and others tests today. Let you know.

Good day.

Graham-Hawker wrote on 11/30/2021, 12:27 PM
On the other side (right side) of the same panel, shows: MIDI on the top, then output device, and input device. In the output device shows: Microsoft GS Wavetable system. In the input one shows nothing.

That is the standard output setting. I imagine that to be able to select an input setting then something would need to be connected to the midi input on the Tascam. I think the Tascam acts as a Midi Thru device passing information between the computer and whatever is connected to it.

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/30/2021, 1:58 PM

Thanks.

Looks like I was able to record. However, I cannot listen the playback, doný know why. How the setting should be in order to get an output I can listen to-

SP. wrote on 11/30/2021, 2:16 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER Is "AUDIO REC" disabled in the recorded track?

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/30/2021, 4:02 PM

Nop, I used it in order to record vocal with the TASCAM

DELGADILLO-JAVIER wrote on 11/30/2021, 4:19 PM

At this moment, this is what the AUDIO/MIDI SCREEN SHOWS:

At the left side: AUDIO PLAYBACK= US-HR ASIO OUT

ASIO DRIVER DOWN LEFY BELOW: US-HR SERIES ASIO

ON THE RIGHT SIDE: MIDI

OUTPUT DEVICE (TOP): US 2X2HR MIDI

INPUT DEVICE (BELOW): US 2X2 HR MIDI

 

I record on AUDIO RECORD TRACK, it shows frecuency of recording but I can get any playback

 

SP. wrote on 11/30/2021, 4:31 PM

@DELGADILLO-JAVIER If you are finished recording your track you need to disable "AUDIO REC" or you possibly cannot here the recorded audio on this track.

If you want live monitoring please open the recording settings by clicking on the gear icon and check in the window if monitoring is activated.