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dlmcf - Posted - 02/20/2020:  11:49:47


Not familiar with fundamentals of procedure of just how I would go about recording my tunes on bho. .?advice .?


Edited by - Texasbanjo on 02/20/2020 14:32:12

cantpick - Posted - 02/20/2020:  11:52:46


quote:

Originally posted by dlmcf

Not familiar with fundamentals of procedure of just how I would go about recording my tunes on bho. .?advice .?






You have to either upload an mp3 of your own banjo playing, or upload a video to YouTube and store the link in BHO videos.

cantpick - Posted - 02/20/2020:  11:57:25


If you go the mp3 route, and you have an mp3 to share, go to your profile and the media page for your profile, and follow the instructions to upload an mp3. If you have a video to share, upload the video into YouTube, copy the link to that video, go to the general BHO media page, and add a video and follow instructions for that.

After everything is ready to go, go to Sound off part of the forum and share the mp3 or the video.

dlmcf - Posted - 02/20/2020:  12:26:48


Yes, but going to u tube with video is not clear.

thisoldman - Posted - 02/20/2020:  15:02:26


Maybe this will help? Upload video to Youtube



If you choose to just download audio of your playing, then it will need to be in mp3 format.  I might suggest downloading the free program Audacity to edit your sound file.  You can save your file in multiple formats (mp3 is one) and then download it to the BHO as described above.   Here is Audacity's site:  Audacity



The simplest way to record audio would be to use the Windows 10 Voice Recorder if you have a PC , but you would probably get better results using an inexpensive  microphone (one that would plug into a USB port on your computer).   When I do record audio (but not my playing!) I use a small handheld digital recorder, download the sound file into my computer, edit with Audacity and save it somewhere (computer, Dropbox, or maybe even Google Drive) as an mp3 file. Then I can share the file with others. 


Edited by - thisoldman on 02/20/2020 15:16:55

dlmcf - Posted - 02/20/2020:  15:23:02


I have iPad thought I could record on this for first time then put it on u tube , etc.etc.1st go at this so sort of new on recording but need to do this to see how I sound .? Learning as we go but I thank you so greatly for your advice .

thisoldman - Posted - 02/20/2020:  15:53:19


Looks like you will need to download an (audio) recording app on your IPad. Should be pretty straightforward after that.

banjoak - Posted - 02/20/2020:  18:03:10


You shouldn't have to download anything for your ipad (or most phones)... to just simply record audio and/or video... comes equipped to do that.



However, not sure file format it saves... and may need to be saved or converted to format the upload site (utube, vimmeo, soundcloud... or BHO) can use.  IIRC, ipads and phones can just easily upload to youtube.



Other recording software or devices are not necessary; but are simply step up...  give better control, recording and editing... getting better results; usually involves using a better mic.


Edited by - banjoak on 02/20/2020 18:05:45

cantpick - Posted - 02/20/2020:  18:38:03


mp3 format is mp3 format. If you can record an mp3 on your phone, it will upload to BHO.

rudy - Posted - 02/25/2020:  07:26:55


quote:

Originally posted by nooby

mp3 format is mp3 format. If you can record an mp3 on your phone, it will upload to BHO.






Partially correct.



Before converting wav files or creating mp3s to download to BHO storage make sure you read and review the mp3 specifications for BHO storage.



Some mp3s will not play well with the BHO player, so do check before you record or do file conversion.

BrooksMT - Posted - 02/25/2020:  09:09:44


To do as Rudy suggests:

Click on Media (in brown column left side of computer screen), then click on Post MP3 Audio. You will be taken to the Upload New Music page. Click on blue underlined "required MP3 settings".

Note, I did not read the "settings", just went with defaults from Audacity, and got an acceptable recording for posting. But the required settings info will help if you don't luck out with your recorder's default settings.

rnjc - Posted - 02/25/2020:  15:37:56


Regarding recording audio onto iPad. An app that I have used for a few years called Voice Record should still be available. I believe it was free but if not would only be a couple of quid or dollars. You can set audio format from Wav. MP3 or M4a (AAC) and set audio quality as well. It allows some editing also though I haven’t used that feature as I have a small studio. You can upload to most sites including YouTube and sound cloud. I tried it recently sat down playing by resting the iPad on my knee as close to the banjo as I could get it to avoid room reflections. The sound is quite acceptable for most purposes,

cantpick - Posted - 02/26/2020:  16:07:55


the only MP3 settings that are crucial are the usual audio playback defaults anyway, that it's a 16-bit 44,100 Hz file. It doesn't matter if you use 320kbps or 128kbps bit rate because these are just how high of quality you make it. Of course the higher quality takes up more space, but we're given tons of space anyway. Might as well make them sound as good as you can.

rudy - Posted - 02/28/2020:  05:26:35


quote:

Originally posted by dlmcf

I have iPad thought I could record on this for first time then put it on u tube , etc.etc.1st go at this so sort of new on recording but need to do this to see how I sound .? Learning as we go but I thank you so greatly for your advice .






You don't need to upload to Youtube or any file sharing service to "see how you sound".  Simply listen back on whatever you recorded with.

J.Albert - Posted - 02/28/2020:  15:00:32


I would record at 44.1khz, 16-bit or 24-bit.



Then I would edit (if necessary).



Then I would convert to mp3, at least 128kbit, 160kbit is better.



Then I would upload the file to my Hangout page.

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