Recording yourself.

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  1. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    If you aren’t using a looper pedal , how do you record and save yourself playing over a chord progression of your own?
     
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    I've used computer-based DAWs for years. It's overkill if playing over a chord sequence is all you want to do, but great if you want to then develop your ideas into a complete arrangement. :)
     
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    When I was a kid I used 2 cassette recorders, then I got a 4 track Tascam cassette recorder in my 20's, then a DAW, then a looper.

    Looper pedal is a great place to start, work out ideas, then if I have something I like I move to the DAW.
     
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    But it's set up anyway so you as as well use it.


    It beats trying to record the backing track playing on your Dansette and your Kay's catalogue practice amp on a Woolworth's cassette recorder with a built in condenser mic with automatic recording level.

    I know..

    Ask me how.

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    Oh yeah, I did the 'two tape recorder' thing, then the 'bounce left track to right track while recording a new part using the Mic input' thing, then multitrack tape. Once you've got a computer, some software and an audio interface, the world really is your oyster though. No loss of quality, no tape to buy, no rewind times... and a fantastic world of sound creation that The Beatles could have only dreamed of when they made Sgt Peppers. :D
     
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    I use my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) on my iMac with Cubase and just lay down tracks. You can use GarageBand too.
     
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    I record EVERYTHING on my phone. If it sticks in my head as a good one, I lay it down in a DAW to record
     
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    I’m clueless as to what DAW is .
     
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    Digital Audio workstation. Basically a recording program, I use Reaper, but there are a million
     
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    Play the chords you want over and over while recording on your phone and then adjust volume so you can jam over it.
     
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