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There are two ways: Play it in one take. I won't get into your own abilities, or why you need to record sections separately, however for thousands of years musicians have played (and still play!) full, complete pieces without needing to stop and change. It happens more than you think in modern music styles, and some artists pride themselves on playing ...


Most professional consoles have 1/4" inputs as well as XLR inputs. However, these are line inputs, not mic inputs. What this means: there is no dedicated preamplifier, the signal is directly fed to the EQ stage (or AD / ... whatever comes first in the given console model). And those stages expect a reasonably strong signal. If it's too weak you can still ...


Look up the specs of the mixer you are interested in. If you don't have your sight on one, look at some used ones in online music stores to figure out brands with resale value. Those should be somewhat representative.


In terms of raw materials, Corning 703 insulation panels (which I believe are fiberglass) is very popular. You can't really make a raw material on your own, and you don't really have to shape 703 panels, you just have to cover them with something and mount them correctly. You can do web searches on 703 acoustic panel DIY projects. Here's one hit that I just ...


Personally I use the one that either sounds best to me or fits the mix I'm going for, regardless of diaghram size. In this case I'd put the one that is less clear on the hats since I don't like a lot of nuace there, where as the ride I'd like to hear all of what's going on.


With the assumption that you have the proper equipment to record this, what you are asking can all be done with Audacity. Record your track(s), then go to File -> Save Project As. Create a folder and save the project within that folder. This will create a sub folder called "[filename]_data" and a file named "[filename].aup". To open this file in the future, ...

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