Experimenting with a sound editor

By | April 2, 2013

As I mentioned before, I’m taking a course titled, Introduction to Music Production. This course  has gotten me to try a new sound editing program, Studio One, and experiment with different settings for recording sound. And I’ve discovered a couple of surprising things.

1. Not all of the clicks that plagued my recording were mouth noise. Many were corrupted data caused by having my sampling rate too low. Raising the sampling rate from the 41kHz to 48kHz seems to reduce the number of clicks significantly. This will save me a lot of time in post-production.

2. In order to get the microphone and headphones working together in Studio One, I had to create a combined midi instrument in the Midi Setup program. Strange and unexpected thing with this configuration, it reduced the gain in the software to zero, which eliminated a lot of the white noise in my recording.

In other words, I’m think this course is going to help me produce better quality recordings, and that makes me happy.