Sd Card Help
Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:56 AM
What I need to do is make a cd out of it. I need to take that SD card plug it into a computer, be able to make adjustments and create a CD or a mp-3 file.
Can I do this or is it better to hook a laptop up to the board , use the MD20 for mix down and send it to my laptop.
I hope I'm explaining what I'm trying to do right. This computer/Recording stuff is way beyond me
Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:20 AM
If you're like me, PC...
You don't speak "Geek", ...so (despite your initials) I feel that the easiest way to go about it is via a MacBook that has
- An SD card slot in its side, that will instantly and automatically recognise your M20d card and pop it on your "desktop", ready to use, just moments after its insertion and
- Apple's GarageBand software installed, a cheap download that provides a fully featured multitrack "recording studio" for which there are a whole host of "plain English step-by-step" tutorials available.
Here's a link to just one good example that (if you can get past the Scottish accent) will give you a better idea.
You'll have no trouble finding many others, many of which just take you through one aspect at a time.
I also strongly urge many folks who are getting started to study the "Mixer Basics" section of the instructions to Yamaha mixing desks, as well as Mackie's "Glossary Of Pro Audio Terms".
They are easy to read "non-geek" guides that most people find handy to have on hand for later reference.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:18 AM
I´d also recommend using your PC and a multitrack recording app for editing your records. Just import the files track wise.
I you have a Mac (either Imac, mini or Macbook) and if you have 200 USD left in your music gadget and instrument budget, go for the new Logic X or just use Garageband (which is pre-installed on Macs) as Ron pointed out. Both very easy to use with a little amount of learning all the meaning of the buttons, features and functions.
On a PC you can you Cubase (if you want to spent A LOT of money), Cubasis (cheap, but don´t know if it still is on the market), or if you just need to do some basic tasks go for Audacity (freeware, afaik available for Mac and PC), but audacity is not too easy to use. But hey, it´s free.
This will give you much more flexibility then just using the M20 for editing and mastering E.g. ironing out faults in vocals or instruments, add just a little extra sizzle with a midi Shaker track on the background, double the guitar part to make it sound fatter and so on and so on.
Edit: Ron, Based on your posting I put up a posting on idea scale to create a Basic mixing guide especially tailored to the M20d. If others like Yamaha and Mackie have such guides, why not Line6 also?
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