I need help with Bleed, new DAW, new Soundcard.

Discussion in 'Computing' started by LeeRain, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. LeeRain

    LeeRain Guest

    Well i'm not like one of those people that does alot of recording, and i don't know alot, but i've been using(well...atempting to use)adobe audition to record my band (didn't really work out for me) so were gonna be going to a studio unless i can figure something out.The problem i'm having is bleeding...and i think i might be my sound card(sound blaster)...but i was wondering what a good program (that won't burn a huge hole in my pocket) would be
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Your problem is at least two fold, the first issue being that trying to record your band through a soundblaster card it will be extremely difficult to get good recordings these cards are simply not designed for this use. You would much better off getting a dedicated audio interface like these FireWire Audio Interfaces | Sweetwater.com which are firewire there are also USB units.

    Bleed is a seperate issue and is frequently dealt with by some of these methods:
    Close micing
    Utilizing the null points of mics
    Greater distances between sources

    I think given your present understanding of recording that going into the studio is a good idea. You will certainly achieve a better product while being able to concentrate on music and at the same time learn a goods deal about recording
  3. dave_p

    dave_p Active Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    and just to add to what JG has to say:
    high pass / lowpass filtering and gating will also alleviate some bleed
    as well as the obvious overdubbing.
  4. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Adrian, MI
    If your planning on getting something done soon, I agree with jg. Not having any experience recording, you're going to run into all kinds of frustrations in trying to get the sound you want. You may end up spending months on the project and still wind up going to a professional anyway. Going into a studio would not only yield a better and probably quicker product, but you would also learn a great deal about recording as well, which would make you more self sufficient in the future.

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