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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/17/2004 11:21:46 AM EST
for those that write their own music, do you just tab it out in a notebook, record it, or just try and memorize it.

i've been writing tabs in notebooks for years and someday i'll buy a 4track (guitar vs. gun money vs. reality/bills). occasionally i go back and find stuff i forgot i wrote..or find stuff and go 'wtf is that?

i'm not looking for tips or anything, just curious as to what other players do.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:07:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 12:08:09 PM EST by the]
Record it on my PC quickly before it vanishes from my head. If not that, tab it quickly. I have about a gig of clips on my HD waiting to be made into tunes.

Notation, rarely. That's a pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:16:58 PM EST
Always kept in the brain's memory. Band practice reinforces the memory. THe whole band did it this way. Why? I don't know, we just did.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:23:11 PM EST
Record, record, record.

TAB is good, but in TAB you can't tell a quarter note from a whole note. You'll lose the rhythm.

Even a cheap tape recorder. It will help you remember the pattern to that cool riff you just thought up.

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:39:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By the:
Record it on my PC quickly before it vanishes from my head. If not that, tab it quickly. I have about a gig of clips on my HD waiting to be made into tunes.

Notation, rarely. That's a pain in the ass.



how much do these programs run?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:46:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 3:55:04 PM EST by the]

Originally Posted By inferno715:

Originally Posted By the:
Record it on my PC quickly before it vanishes from my head. If not that, tab it quickly. I have about a gig of clips on my HD waiting to be made into tunes.

Notation, rarely. That's a pain in the ass.



how much do these programs run?



Any PC/Mac can record sound from a microphone or an auxilliary input. You don't need any special software. But if you want to do multitrack recording or MIDI sequencing, you can spend anywhere from $50 to $2k.

It all depends on what you need from it. I use Sonar 3.0, which is a few hundred bucks, give or take.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:49:43 PM EST
I use a Tascam 4 track recorder.
You can find them cheap on E-Bay, 50 -80 bucks.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:51:25 PM EST
Record it AND transcribe it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:38:56 PM EST
It depends . Sometimes I use my Fostex 8 track , but it has been on loan to a friend for the last year or so while he composes his opus . He throws a few boxes of ammo my way every few months for rent so I won't complain . Usually I just dump it into Cool Edit Pro 2.0
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