I need a program to record my voice directly over an instrumental

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Member Since: Dec 07, 2007

I tried Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere but neither work with my mic for some reason. The simple Windows recorder that you can find in the accessories menu works perfectly, except whenever I record it romves part of the song and then cuts back into it when the recording is done. I want to be able to hear my voice DIRECTLY over the instrumentals.
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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 09, 2007 04:08 pm

Audition should work just like any other program would. You simply need to go in and tell it to use your sound card driver for both audio in and audio out. Changing your recording program is not going to solve the issue of the sound card not being seen.

In the options audio menu you should have a choice of something like AC97 or whatever your onboard sound card is. Select that and then go to the active track you want to record the vocals on and tell it to use that driver as the input and output.

Since: Dec 07, 2007

Dec 10, 2007 10:47 am

Yes, it would make a difference because my mic works with Wavepad, Windows Recorder, and shows u pwhen I do the mic input test in the Control Panel. My mic obviously works just NOT with Adobe Audition or Premiere. I just need to know a new program.


Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Dec 10, 2007 11:59 am

Windows recorder is pointed to your windows sound card -> microphone automatically by default, it is not a powerfull recording app like audition which will work fine if you know how to set it up. What version are you in?

Tools-> audio hardware setup is where you would start looking. You want to point it at your sound card.

Then you would insert the music into track1 and arm track 2 to record. You must also tell track 2 where to record audio from.

I have used an onboard soundcard and also a SB Live to record tunes using one of those plastic PC microphones so I know it works for a fact.

I can look at home and tell you exactly what you would be looking for, but I really do need to know which version.

You must be pretty well funded if you can afford both Audition and Premier while also looking to purchase another piece of software.

Since: Dec 07, 2007

Dec 10, 2007 09:12 pm

I'm using Adobe Audition 3.0 and yes my parents are behind me all the way

Mans reach exceeds his grasp
Since: Oct 23, 2007

Dec 10, 2007 09:41 pm

Adom, it would not make a bit of difference what audio software you use. Like Noize and Tripps stated, you need to configure your audio options in the program you're using. If the program doesn't recognize the audio input, then it doesn't know what to use as an audio input. The only reason windows systems like Wavepad and Windows Recorder recognize the input is because windows HARDWARE is configured to accept whatever audio signal is present. As for audio SOFTWARE, you have to teach it where to go for an audio signal. Lead the horse to water so to speak.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Dec 11, 2007 10:23 am

Well that is awesome then. I would reccomend getting an interface over more software. Not sure what you plan to record, but a line 6 UX2 or KB37 would give you lots of options I'm sure. Also, you need a real mic in the future.

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