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Old 2004-07-20, 03:25   Link #21
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Here's what I use to record songs with Creative Sound Blaster hardware and software. You need:
1) Creative Recorder software
2) Sound Blaster card with "What You Hear" recording control (or other cards with equivalent feature under different names)
3) Microphone & speakers (personally I prefer a headset/mic )
4) Audio player, eg. Winamp.

Here are the steps:
  • Double-click on volume control icon in Windows system tray (or open it from Control Panel)
  • In the volume control:
    • Make sure Options -> Advanced Controls is checked.
    • Go to Options -> Properties, select "Recording", check "What U Hear" below, if not checked. Click OK.
    • In Recording Control, check the "Select" box below the volume slider for "What U Hear". **
    • Go to Options -> Properties, select "Playback", check "Play Control", "Wave/MP3", and "Microphone" below, if not checked. Click OK.
    • Make sure the "Mute" boxes below the three categories above are not checked.
    • Since Options -> Advanced Controls have been checked, there should be an Advanced button under Microphone. Click on it and check "Microphone +20dB Boost" or else your voice might be too soft.
    • Adjust volumes as needed. **
  • Start up Creative Recorder.
    • Click on "ARVL" in the display and make sure it's enabled. That is the Automatic Recording Volume Limiter that compensates for loud input if necessary.
    • Change the "Record from" box so that it reads "What U Hear". That is where you will record from. Basically what you hear on your speakers/headset is what you will record, ie. your voice from the mic and the background music from an audio player.
    • Adjust the "Recording Level". **
    • The volume slider is the playback volume. I set it to maximum (to the right).
  • Start up your audio player (like Winamp).
    • Load the song you want to sing (instrumental/karaoke version preferred).
    • Adjust volume on the player to about 50% (so your voice will be louder than the music).
  • To begin recording:
    • Bring Creative Recorder and your audio player up on the screen near each other without overlapping.
    • Click on Creative Recorder so that it is in focus.
    • Get your mic & headphones (headset preferred) ready.
    • Position mouse cursor on Play button on audio player.
    • Press CTRL+R (keyboard shortcut for Creative Recorder) to begin recording.
    • Immediately after that, click on the Play button on your audio player.
    • Sing!!
  • When song is done:
    • Stop the recording.
    • Choose name to save it as.
    • Find file (default: C:\Program Files\Creative\Recorder\Recordings) and play it back.
    • If satisfied, encode into your favorite format (mp3, ogg, etc).

** You need to experiment with volume controls a bit. My personal settings:

Recording:
"What you hear": between line 2 and 3
Microphone : full, with +20db boost

Playback:
Play control : full
Wave/MP3 : middle (or 50% in winamp)
Microphone : middle (or around 4th line) with +20db boost

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Well there you have it, a simple guide that worked for me. With different software and hardware or versions I cannot guarantee that the instructions will work. I am using Sound Blaster Live! Value on a Windows XP computer with Winamp 2.91 and Creative Recorder 2.00.31.

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for impaired hearing, broken glass/speakers/headphones and other negative consequences resulting in the attempt to follow these instructions without using common sense or good judgement (in case I missed something).
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Old 2004-07-21, 01:31   Link #22
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I do have a program to remove the hiss and pop sounds, but I rather not use them unless is so horrible that you can't listen to it. Another side effect of laziness. Plus, that program takes forever to load.

PS: stop copying me, lwl12!!
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Old 2004-07-21, 17:50   Link #23
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Another side effect of laziness.
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Old 2004-07-22, 23:10   Link #24
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Ah nice that you made this thread ^^. (I take every chance to get that song for the karaoke contest ...) So I want to ask if somebody knows of a instumental/karaoke version of yoko kanno - lithium flower (GITS SAC ED). So if you (reader) happen to know something like this exists, I'ld like to know. Thx for the attention.
I took a regular track and took out the lead vocal out, so if you still want it, msg me and I'll send it to you. I did listen to it, and it did quite a nice job with it (except for making it sound artificial...). But that's your choice. Good luck~
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Old 2004-07-23, 09:54   Link #25
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i guess i'll have to record my karaoke of the azu op
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Old 2004-07-23, 10:08   Link #26
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oh boy oh boy!!!! ^_^
I have to enter this (i'm still on time, aint I?)
finally i have something interesting to do this weekend besides watching/downloading porn!
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Old 2004-07-25, 10:59   Link #27
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Just a reminder for those that are thinking of participating.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, July 29, 2004, so try to submit your entries before then (don't procrastinate)!.

(I'm sure that some of you will indeed submit it at the last minute...)
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Old 2004-07-25, 11:37   Link #28
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hehe your Internetconnection will go to DEFCON I when this happens.
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Old 2004-07-26, 09:44   Link #29
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I might send something in. Does anyone have the original karaoke for Shabondama, or Koi no Dance Site? =P
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Old 2004-07-26, 11:00   Link #30
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Hahaha, someone may be doing Morning Musume! That will be fun to hear! Good luck!
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Old 2004-07-28, 00:02   Link #31
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Last call

Last call-deadline for submittion is this thursday.
NO LATE ENTRIES WHATSOEVER.
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Old 2004-07-29, 04:03   Link #32
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Absolute deadline for entries: 8 a.m. EST time (-5 GMT), thursday, july 29, 2004.
(you have 4 hours from the moment this is posted).
I will be on msn (kcl822@hotmail.com), AIM (kcl822) and IRC (kcl822 @ zirc.org) if you want to submit it at the last minute.
(and of course, there's e-mail, kcl822@gmail.com).
Entries will be aired on July 30, 2004 at 4 p.m. -5 GMT. I will post the shoutcast server as soon as I get confirmation and test out the equipment.
Good luck~
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Old 2004-07-30, 00:19   Link #33
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Hahaha, someone may be doing Morning Musume! That will be fun to hear! Good luck!

Well now... MM karaoke is good or bad... JPM's (jpopmusic.com) are nightmare inducing...

But for good karaoke of MM stuff (along with remixes and the like), head over to mm-bbs.com and check out their karaoke section. Some good karaokes to be found there.
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Old 2004-07-30, 15:29   Link #34
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Shoutcast server is http://69.93.213.20:8000
Airing them in 30 minutes!!

If you want to talk about the entries and whanot, join us in #animesuki @zirc.org!
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Old 2004-07-30, 16:53   Link #35
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Awwwww crud! I missed it, I heard the end where they read the top 3! >_____<
Will there be some kind of repeat?

P.S Whoever did the presenting type thing had a coool voice! It reminded me of my japanese friend who still has a strong japanese accent if you know what I mean

^_____^
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Winners:

1st: Jinto (Lithium Flower)
2nd: Nikolai (Aoi Tabibito)
3rd: GATX207_Blitz (Melodies of life)

I recorded the broadcast-I first have to find a tracker and seeds and whatnot, so if I can find it, I'll post the link here.
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I recorded the broadcast-I first have to find a tracker and seeds and whatnot, so if I can find it, I'll post the link here.
Yay, I will be sure to get it!

P.S Your voice is awesome ^___^
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Old 2004-07-30, 18:38   Link #38
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Congrats to the winners. Still don't know what the prizes are.

I recorded it too.
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Old 2004-07-30, 18:44   Link #39
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Can't wait for the torrent, I *really* would like to hear it ^_^
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Old 2004-07-31, 19:11   Link #40
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Maybe you could post the torrent on the Animesuki-main page? That would be neat!
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