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Just an FYI about recording samples

Hello everyone, long time no post.You already know it is possible to record with a USB microphone to android with some USB recorder software. I have been testing recording samples from my Gibson, while I can get nice samples with the built in mic on my Galaxy tab, I have had much better results with us the rocksmith cable from the rocksmith games to record clean direct sound from my electric. I am playing around currently with usbaudiorecorder app which I have set to save audio as a .wav file.  I then import the wave file overto caustic and edit there.  I will edit this with a audio clip a bit later.

 

Cheers, hope someone finds this information usefull.

 

 

 

 

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That's cool, let us know how

That's cool, let us know how that works out, because this will become more common as time and gear developments progress.... cool

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Looking forward to this

Looking forward to this dochoppy!yes

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So you use a separate app to

So you use a separate app to record audio and then import it? I have been kind of wondering if Caustic could use a USB interface rather than the internal mic. I have just been recording on my PC and copying it over.

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Yes but you have to use the

Yes but you have to use the application USB Audio Recorder PRO and if you get Audio Evolution Mobile you have a multi track / DAW recording device with no latency and with the resolution of your USB Sound card.

Works good with most USB Sound cards but you can try it as a demo first to make sure...

I like it as it makes a very portable solution for recording or if your computer gets fucked up.

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It would be moderately handy

It would be moderately handy for me. My soundcard in this case would be a Zoom H4N field recorder but it doesn't support simultaneous playback and record so it'd not work as a multitrack. Still, the idea has a lot of potential for a mobile studio.
 

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I just started using a USB

I just started using a USB Microphone from one of my daughters Wii singing games (it says Disney on it... I hide that), and it works pretty well. I just wish there was a way to adjust the input level when I record into Caustic audio editor directly, as the level comes out at about half what I would like it to be... I know I can normalize the audio, but I wonder if some of the quality gets lost, compare to having a higher input level. I'm starting to look for some kind USB microphone preamp that's portable, with adjustable input level... Any suggestion appreciated. 

The other problem I have is that I can't sing... but there is the Vocoder to help me with that at least.

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There is no input gain

There is no input gain control on the standard mic in Android, well sorry there is, but it's not exposed. It's one of those enhancements that has been sitting with Google for years and still hasn't been addressed.

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Yeah it would be nice......

Yeah it would be nice...... some of these little mics can sure pick up some background noise quite easily....   good thing we now have a detailed editor to fix that.

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I've been planning on buying

I've been planning on buying an USB-audio interface for some time, and I think I'll order one tomorrow. I'll get back to you guys when I've done some testing :)

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Man this is tempting......

Man this is tempting...... but is AE the only app that you can record with such a device?   would not any USB device come with software (or GPS link to download accompanying app to interface with and render a raw WAV that could be imported into any app that accepts it?

I'm going to check into this....

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From what I've seen it's only

From what I've seen it's only two app's that handles USB-interfaces ATM, but there may come more in the future. Hey we might even have it in Causic one day ;)

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I eagerly await that day.....

I eagerly await that day....... I want to grab an AKG3000 and a 300volt Speakeasy Vintage Tube Preamp and......

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Looking forward to your

Looking forward to your testing and results! yes

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Yes in combination with USB

Yes in combination with USB Recorder PRO.

n-Track studio is going to implement the same thing but that will take some time...

In some ways I do like the interface of n-Track studio better, nicer workflow but since they launched they did not do any update on their effects that do not want to get saved etc...

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Be sure to check which Audio

Be sure to check which Audio interfaces is supported if you are going to use Audio Evolution Mobile for recording.

I use M-Audio fast tracker 2 a simple but effective unit that never gave me any problems...

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FYI Granted right now I am

FYI Granted right now I am playing around with strictly clean Electric Guitar input via the rocksmith usb cable, but there is no back ground noise at all. Just clean sound. I haven't mucked around with trying any instruments that use a 1/4 inch jack to run through it yet. That is something I will have to do.  

 

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Done!

Done!

Just placed an order for a M-Audio Audio Track, looks promising but it cost me 99 USD so I hope it'll be worth it wink. But I needed one for my laptop anyway so it's probably not a total waist. I ordered it from M-Audio's official homepage (In the States) so it may take a while before I get it delivered, how I hate waiting sad.

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There's a list here of what

There's a list here of what interfaces and devices work with Audio Evolution. It gets updated as the info comes in.

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

Dochoppy
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Ok have uploaded just a quick

Ok have uploaded just a quick example of the sample I took from my les paul special II.

This was done on my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Using a free usb recording app, and my rocksmith guitar to usb cable.

While the over all tone is good, I believe that there are known issues with pops when sampling at 48000Hz 16 bit 2 channel.

I have not tried lowering the rate yet, nor running anything through a preamp.

 

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Sounds like clipping to me

Sounds like clipping to me since it's only in the beginning (when you pick the strings) you hear the issue. Try to turn down the level on your axe and see if that gives you better results.

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Man hearing about all these

Man hearing about all these USB interfaces and their special issues really doesn't make me want to support it... I bet Davy has spent months worth of development time sorting this mess out for AudioEvolution.

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There is a clicky pop sound

There is a clicky pop sound associated with your recording.... Doesnt sound like clipping but something else in there.....

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It is amazing that he did it

It is amazing that he did it though.

As now I can get clean digital recordings without latency of me yodeling in the woods!

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Dochoppy
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jblann1

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Thats what I was trying to say. I believe it is due to an issue with the omap processor in the galaxy tab 2. But I need to test further. I am cleaning my Galaxy tab off completely and setting it up as just a straight audio tool.

 

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I have a Galaxy Tab 3 which

I have a Galaxy Tab 3 which is listed as having no USB host mode ( @ www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/ ). But what about Bluetooth ? I think my device can use bluetooth headsets / headphones and so forth. I wonder if they would be suitable for recording audio ? I guess the bandwidth might be too low on the BT connection for high quality audio, but hey, even LOW quality can sound good !

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