Recording Your Own NAF music

A beginners guide to
computer based audio recording.

 

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Recording your Own NAF music

Have you started recording your Native American flute yet?
Many people are intimidated by the thought of using computers to record their NAF but there is no reason to feel this way. It's really quite easy. In fact, if you can hook up a printer to your computer odds are you can hook up a device that will allow you to record to your computer.

In the last article that covered recording your NAF we looked at the components needed to get started. They were a microphone, an audio interface, a pair of speakers (AKA monitors) and recording software. You'll also need a few cables but usually the cables needed for any one piece of gear come with it. For a review go back and read Recording your own NAF songs.

Most people know that a microphone converts sound waves to electrical impulses. Even in these days of digital technology this is still true. So how do those electrical impulses get converted to the 1's and 0's of digital code? With a device called an Audio Interface or I/O (for In and Out.) One of the audio interface that was mentioned last time was a USB M-Audio Mobliepre Audio Interface which runs about $150.00.

Think of this device as your audio "scanner/printer". You plug your mic into it and sounds go through it into your computer (like scanning) and when you play them back they go back through the audio interface to your speakers (like printing).

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THE REST OF THE ARTICLE COVERS THE FOLLOWING:
A STEP UP: The next level

BUILT IN PRE-AMPS: Not having to buy something you don't need

GETTING THE SOUND: How to get the best signal

A QUICK WORD ABOUT MICROPHONES: How they differ and work in basic terms

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OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES
How to Buy a NAF, part 1
How to Buy a NAF, part 2
How to care for your NAF
Playing your first NAF scale
Strengthening your Fingers
Playing from the Heart Part-1
Playing from the Heart Part-2

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE
NAF History and Construction

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