i need a quick answer

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by musicrocks, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. musicrocks

    musicrocks Guest

    does the recording program make a difference on how the music sounds?

    because i used two programs sound forge xp and then i used a regular windows sound recorder and i like how the cheaper sound recorder sounds better then the sound forge.....why does it sound different when its the same voice?which one will i sound like when i use a actual mic in the concert?
  2. Spookym15

    Spookym15 Guest

    It could depend on a a bunch of different reasons. Is you bit depth and sample rate the same? Is the mic that you are using the same? What is the other program are you using, are you going through an interface or soundcard? I use to use soundforge a long time ago and I thought it was pretty good, it is not the best, but I dont think it sounds bad, so you are using windows wave recorder? Are you recording to WAV files in sound forge? Live sound will totally change you overall sound... quite a bit.
  3. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You do some l-o-n-g reading-up on sound recording and then we'll make with the quck answers.

  4. musicrocks

    musicrocks Guest

    the mic is the same but i dunno bout the other stuff...am just pracitcing for a small school concert but its werid because i sound diff on the two ........is my live sound will be better? its going to be in a decent audioritiun like aorund 300 to 400 seats....rite now am just using a 30 dollar computer mic and a guitar and using soundforge and wave...but i sound better on wave so i am just curius how will i sound live...better or worse...cause i dont wanna make a fool out of myself lol....the computer am using is also really cheap its my old computer which is from the 2000s....so will it soundbetter on the real stage?
  5. musicrocks

    musicrocks Guest

    wait i think i fixed my own mistake.....i think it was because i had just woke up and started practicing......lol........that why i sounded really bad.......or i dunno thats the only explaination i can think of because afterwards i got bored of hearing my sorry self sing cause it was coming otu horrible so i went took a shower and eat and practiced agian and then it was back to normal sound which is decent enuff:).......can it be vbecaus ei had just woke up or the other raesons u guys gave?............
  6. bluesdudeo

    bluesdudeo Active Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    you'd better not take drugs dude !!
  7. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    You got a license for Soundforge?


    Thought not. :lol:

    Try Audacity its free, and probably better suited for you anyway.
  8. your really not making any sense.

    your "cheap" sound recording software shouldnt "sound " better than expensive recording software, unless you are changing the drivers/soundcards etc.

    and, yeah, if the takes you used to compare were at totally different times, then of course there is going to be a difference. When you A/B things, you do it together, at the same time, the same stuff, etc.

    Oh, and, your other questions are to vaugue to answer.

    Good Luck
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