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Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso

Bill D 29 Dec 12 - 05:34 PM
Bill D 30 Dec 12 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,999 30 Dec 12 - 11:03 AM
Jack Campin 30 Dec 12 - 05:55 PM
Bill D 31 Dec 12 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,leeneia 31 Dec 12 - 03:25 PM
Stringsinger 31 Dec 12 - 03:42 PM
Bill D 31 Dec 12 - 04:25 PM
GUEST,leeneia 31 Dec 12 - 07:37 PM
GUEST,Grishka 01 Jan 13 - 04:47 AM
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Subject: Tech: An interesting free music editor
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Dec 12 - 05:34 PM

http://traverso-daw.org/

Seems to have some nice features without a complex interface. I played with it briefly several years ago, and had forgotten about it.   

"Traverso runs on the 3 most popular operating systems, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows."


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Dec 12 - 10:32 AM

Broke my own rule of never starting a thread late Friday or on Saturday....especially in holiday season.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Dec 12 - 11:03 AM

I tagged it, Bill. Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Dec 12 - 05:55 PM

I downloaded it but at first sight can't see how it might be preferable to Audacity. What are its distinctive features?


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 11:40 AM

I have barely begun to to explore it myself...(holidays & such)

No claims that it is superior to Audacity... just that it is similar, and may be easier to use for some.

There's always a place for new attempts to create useful tools.

(I have 'only' about a dozen players for music/sounds, and maybe 5 for videos.... freeware programs are a hobby, and sometimes a gem is doscovered)(ooops..typo- but I think I'll leave that one!)


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 03:25 PM

Bill, would you please explain to me, a complete beginner, how this thing works?

Let's say I have one friend in my living room playing harp and another friend playing a flute. They are six feet apart. The computer is in the den, twenty feet away. I wish to make a CD of my friends playing flute and harp together.

We will probably buy a laptop in the near future, so that might make things easier.

What do I do?
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I put this question to a technician at the computer shop, but he just gazed at me in silent despair.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: Stringsinger
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 03:42 PM

Option one: close mic each instrument separately and put a baffle in between the two players. Send it to your sequencer.
Option two: Use ambient room mic and allow for "bleed" between the two instruments.
If they are tightly together, and there is no need to correct each track, it won't matter much if the mics are placed correctly.
Option three: Record each instrument one at a time and mix it on the computer.

A lot has to do with 1. how well the players work together 2. The predominant sound you want 3. whether you care about the "bleed" from one track to another.

The techie you talked to obviously didn't know about music recording.

For a final, bounce your program on the sequencer to iTunes and burn a CD.

I would recommend saving independently recorded tracks to a storage area, a CD or a USB drive in case you want to bring it to a mastering engineer.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 04:25 PM

My suggestion might be.. if you will spend a few $$.. to get a portable recorder.... like a Zoom My wife has an H2 and I have an H1. Good sound and then easy to transfer TO the PC.

I got the H1 for $99... the H2 will do editing tricks, but that can be done after it's on the PC.

They are pretty easy to operate...espec. the H1.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 07:37 PM

Thanks to both of you for the explanations.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 04:47 AM

Leeneia, portable recorders are best when used while no computer is in the room. With a computer, you need a microphone.

If you own a notebook PC with built-in microphone, you can use it for testing purposes - normally its quality is good enough only for speech (e.g. "Skyping").

Otherwise, or for better quality, you need a mike with a plug that fits into the "microphone/line-in" socket of your computer. This socket supports either a mono mike or a stereo couple.

Make sure that the socket or internal mike is "opened" in your operating system. In Windows, double click the loudspeaker symbol at the bottom right corner of the screen and look for the correct switch and slider (the exact location depends on your sound card manufacturer).

If you find the quality unsatisfactory for your purposes, buy a good microphone and a microphone amplifyer/mixer. First find out (with cheap equipment) whether you can and want to handle the software.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: Tootler
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 07:32 PM

It was in my repo (Linux Mint) and a reasonably up to date version so have installed and will give it a try.


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Subject: RE: Tech: An interesting free music editor-Traverso
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 12:03 AM

Bill-
Many Mudcatters admit to GAS---Guitar acquisition syndrome. You're of of different breed. You have FSAS----Free Software Acquisition Syndrome. Probably incurable.


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