RECORDING HINTS -- written about using GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc.
1. Go into the SCORE section of the music.
2. Select a short section. Working about 4 measures at a time,
click ABOVE the first music note, then hold the mouse button as you
drag the cursor down to the lowest note and then to
the right-most bottom of the 4th or so measure.
3. Look at then length of the notes --
especially the last note in a measure.
THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR SAX, HORN, and other "harsh" loud instruments.
4. If you see a note that has extended past the measure line,
click on it and shorten its length.
5. A previous blog Hint provided more details about "quantizing" (the timing)
and ensuring all notes are short enough to not "bleed" or extend into the next note --
the next note will not be heard if the earlier note lasts too long.
These SIMPLE STEPS get rid of
a LOT of buzz -- especially for loud songs like rock and funk.
6. If a review shows a specific measure where buzzing still happens,
check each individual track that is playing at that point.
__a. Most likely, you hit the controller keyboard a little harder for a note
and need to lower its Velocity (also in the music notation section;
if in the MIDI view, loud notes will be in a brighter green in GarageBand).
__b. If STILL Louder, see my blog about GHOST NOTES: You probably
got a HIDDEN note behind another when you quantized. LINK to steps
to FIND IT if you cannot right away:
FINDING GHOST NOTES >> LINK
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/