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How to add bass lines to Mp3

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by gazzatriumph, Dec 1, 2018.


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  1. gazzatriumph

    gazzatriumph

    Sep 27, 2012
    England
    Hi all,

    My cousin has emailed me a couple of songs on Mp3 he has done on acoustic guitar/vocals. He has asked me to put a bass line to them. I have very little knowledge of how to do this. I have Audacity downloaded on the my laptop and have used this previously to change pitch on songs I have had to learn. I have a TC electronics RH750 amp which has a digital out socket. What cable will I need to record on to Audacity, I have downloaded the Mp3 track to Audacity. My laptop is a HP Pavillion running Windows 10. Will I need to plug in to a USB socket or Mic/Headphone socket on laptop. Any other advice would be appreciated, cheers.
     
  2. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    you will need an audio interface of some sort. go with something cheap and simple to start.
    USB Audio Interfaces | Sweetwater

    the digital out on the amp is not going to be helpful, really. i would use the bass direct into the audio interface or use an audio line out on the amp. digital inputs are not present on most entry-level cheap and simple audio interfaces.

    i haven't used audacity, but you'll want to record onto a separate track and mix the signal from your bass in with the signal from the mp3, then mix it down to create a new mp3 that has it all.
    Tutorial - Multi-track Overdubbing - Audacity Manual
     
  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    And I has you covered, OP! good luck with your project! :thumbsup:
     

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