Who's Online Now
20 registered members (Dave Rice, Everett Adams, Calvin, Fdemetrio, Barry David Butler, 9ne, couchgrouch, 3 invisible), and 344 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Christine Ledford
Christine Ledford
Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,223
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Charles Krauthammer
by Martin Lide. 06/23/18 03:56 PM
I Like Walking Beside You
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 02:36 PM
NEVER AGAIN (The Parkland School Shooting Song)
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 11:33 AM
What Everyone Says
by mikegouthro. 06/23/18 11:28 AM
So Beautiful
by mikegouthro. 06/23/18 11:18 AM
So Blue (acquired taste song)
by John Lawrence Schick. 06/23/18 10:31 AM
Don't Feel the Rain
by Everett Adams. 06/23/18 10:09 AM
Yes I really do care
by Moosesong. 06/23/18 09:25 AM
Keep Your Head Up
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:26 AM
What is your favorite Broadway Musical Song?
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:20 AM
Win Your Heart
by floyd jane. 06/23/18 08:12 AM
What are friends for. Vic
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:49 AM
Race to the Bottom
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:43 AM
Father & Son (My Version) HAPPY FATHERS DAY
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:38 PM
I'm Not Givin' Up On Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 03:54 PM
Sometimes I Can't Breathe
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 01:32 PM
Far From My One True Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:52 PM
Going Home To Heaven (For Charles Krauthammer)
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:43 PM
Cross Your Heart
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:18 PM
How Many Tears In A Broken Heart
by Michael LeBlanc. 06/22/18 10:30 AM
Downloading Music for CD Question???
by John Lawrence Schick. 06/22/18 10:15 AM
by Delmont. 06/21/18 10:58 PM
by mikegouthro. 06/21/18 06:41 PM
New CD from Colin's band, Rosewood Creek
by Brian Austin Whitney. 06/21/18 06:26 PM
Playing To An Empty Room
by niteshift. 06/21/18 11:55 AM
New Album release.
by 9ne. 06/21/18 08:30 AM
Joe Watt
by Dave Rice. 06/21/18 08:24 AM
Another Gone Midnight Song
by Deej56. 06/20/18 10:25 PM
by Deej56. 06/20/18 10:20 PM
A Love Like Bogey & Becall
by Deej56. 06/20/18 09:45 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,466
Travis david 10,896
Kevin Emmrich 10,539
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,830
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,880
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,313
Dave Rice 6,707
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,432
Joe Wrabek 6,401
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Vicarn 5,651
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,385
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,618
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,365
Bob Cushing 4,351
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,029
Roy Cooper 3,996
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,781
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,381
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,120
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,885
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,806
MidniteBob 2,706
Nelson 2,562
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,911
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
maccharles 1,855
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,615
Rick Heenan 1,576
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
Janice & Bud 1,413
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
GocartMoz 1,340
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,084
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,013
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 929
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
9ne 694
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
quality 637
Deej56 633
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Irwin 589
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
Tink2 553
musica 539
Moosesong 528
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
R&M 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
Fdemetrio 446
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1040190 - 02/21/14 05:27 AM Plain Recordings  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
R&M Offline
Top 500 Poster
R&M  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
I like doing recordings from a mixer or sometimes just through the line-in on .wav and Audacity software.
I feel comfortable and can do what I want within that.

Is there software to clean up whatever noise issues there may be with that plain of a setup?
Noise is minimal in my recordings but I would like it that much more spotless.

#1040951 - 02/28/14 01:35 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: R&M]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Sue Rarick Offline
Top 500 Poster
Sue Rarick  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Springfield, TN
Search for noise gate VST's

I added free to the search and this was the first link that showed up: http://www.wavosaur.com/vst/noise-gate-plugins.php

Floorfish if it's like it's other vst bretheren should work quite well.

#1041017 - 03/01/14 02:28 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Sue Rarick]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Mike Dunbar Offline
Mike Dunbar  Offline

JPF Mentor

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Nashville Tennessee
Hey R&M,

One of the problems is not enough "headroom." That means you can't record loud enough to make the noise so low that you can't hear it. The bit depth tells you how much headroom you have. CD's have 16 bits (it's kind of like having a volume knob that goes to 16) but when you record, going to 16 makes it more likely that you'll drop down in volume to where the noise is. Recording at 24 bits ( something like getting a volume knob that goes to 24) then you can keep the volume levels up near the top without getting too hot, but they won't drop down to where the noise is. (This is an oversimplified explanation, but it's close LOL.)

Here's how to change Audacity's bit depth: http://www.ehow.com/how_8353653_change-bitrate-audacity.html You don't need to change the bit rate to stop noise, but this shows bit depth as well.

If you run at a bit depth of 24 and don't record with the volumes too loud or too soft, you won't hear as much hiss and buzz. Then, though, when it's time to make a cd or an mp3 you need to convert to 16 bit. Your cd burner may have a convertor for that, or it might be in Audacity. I just did a search and someone said Audacity does this automatically when you mix down.

So, give it a try. Change to 24 bit recording, then make a cd or mp3 the normal way you do with Audacity and see if it sounds good. If not, come back here or send me a private message and we'll see if we can't find an easy fix.

Using a higher bit depth sounds better to me than using a gate. A gate makes a fluttering sound as the volume dies out at the end of a song or when a vocal or instrument fades away. It may take a little work figuring it out and getting it to transfer from 24 to 16 so you can burn a cd or make an mp3, but in my opinion it will be better.

However, I've used Floorfish for other purposes and Sue is right, it works very well. Also, you might notice the fluttering sound a lot less than the noise.

You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.

Mike Dunbar Music

#1041123 - 03/02/14 08:53 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
R&M Offline
Top 500 Poster
R&M  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
I have 16 bit .wav software. I guess the impedance monitor would be disordinate with my rig. Maybe I need to look more at the bit rate.
I am probably a bit more in touch with sounds doing digital recordings for awhile. I had more sound problems when I tried to use software in the past to deal with it. But they are made a little more user friendly from what I hear. I am not going to leave any rock I can learn of unturned with it.
I havn't heard of floorfish and will check that out.

Thanks for tips!


#1041133 - 03/02/14 09:32 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: R&M]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,703
John Lawrence Schick Offline
Top 20 Poster
John Lawrence Schick  Offline
Top 20 Poster

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,703

#1041150 - 03/03/14 12:35 AM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,995
Ray E. Strode Online content
Top 30 Poster
Ray E. Strode  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,995
Brunswick, Ga. USA

Ray E. Strode
#1042695 - 03/18/14 01:14 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Sue Rarick Offline
Top 500 Poster
Sue Rarick  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Springfield, TN
You really don't need to spend a fortune to improve your sound quality. Even Creative Labs has a soundcard geared towards recording for under $70.usd.

It only takes a few minuets to add a Pci card. The difference will be immediately noticeable.

#1056337 - 08/15/14 06:48 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Sue Rarick]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
R&M Offline
Top 500 Poster
R&M  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
Thanks all who posted for the helpful advice.
I purchased a Dell Optiplex that has a lot more clarity then my old pc.
I notice it is basically no frills, no muss nor fuss.
I still have Creative Soundblaster .wav software from 2004.
Along with using free Audacity.
But I don't still have the creative sound card.
Unfortunately I have never quite got in to noise cancellation.
Maybe that wouldn't matter so much with my meager setup or should expect much more.
But it always seemed to be like a picture with some drippings of paint sticking out.

But I like hearing as much as I can about it.

There was this time I couldn't transport a sound file because I was unaware of a certain function.
So it can be something I overlooked with everything else for that matter.

#1058148 - 09/02/14 01:38 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: R&M]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Sue Rarick Offline
Top 500 Poster
Sue Rarick  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Springfield, TN
I made a mistake when saying Creative labs... It was my understanding they had taken over a German company and had integrated it into Creative. I believe they do own it now but it is still a separate company Here is the link and PCi cards I meant: http://auzentech.net/site/index.php

#1058401 - 09/04/14 11:11 AM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Sue Rarick]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 66
James Perrett Offline
Serious Contributor
James Perrett  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 66
Hampshire UK
Sue - you might be thinking of Emu who were taken over by Creative a few years ago. Creatives recording interfaces are now sold under the Emu brand.

James Perrett, JRP Music http://www.jrpmusic.net

Della Perrett's Sweetedge http://www.sweetedge.com
#1058406 - 09/04/14 01:12 PM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: James Perrett]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Sue Rarick Offline
Top 500 Poster
Sue Rarick  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 314
Springfield, TN
You might be right James. I do know I e-mailed each of the PCi card companies (Emu/Lynx/Rme etc) I was interested in and asked a tech question. Auzentech was the only one that sent a fast reply back.

My theory is it's better to know what company is going to brush you off ...before you buy their product.

Last edited by Sue Rarick; 09/04/14 01:20 PM.
#1060546 - 09/28/14 09:05 AM Re: Plain Recordings [Re: Sue Rarick]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
R&M Offline
Top 500 Poster
R&M  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 458
All the more leads the better.
I noticed that these companies sometimes either fold or merge.
I am finding out a lot through key words and names offered.

Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.

Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
Frauwin, mikegouthro, Firebull777, KaseyNi, mehdiahmadvand
21047 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Average Posts Daily39
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"If you choose the right rut to get stuck in, you'll enjoy the journey the whole way, regardless of the final destination!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Andrew Aversa (31)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0