Sounds by Ashy Macbean

I made these tracks using Audacity, a free open-source mulit-track recording and mixing programme. It's not as flexible as more professional programmes, but it runs on almost any platform and doesn't need loads of memory and extra hardware to run. It's a difficult programme to use and in many ways the results are shaped by its limitations. But, I'm enjoying it.

The tracks are in mp3 format but I also have them in wav files. If you would like a copy in this format or would like the raw Audacity files to muck about with under the terms of my Creative Commons licence, please email me.

Weegie man November 2009
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Here's my second collection.

I'm getting to grips with my technique now - got a better idea of how to do things. I just hope the tracks aren't starting to sound samey.

This wee collection is slightly auto-biographical in nature.... just slightly though.

Again, I've not been too fussy with the mix down: partly, because I don't have the facilities, but also because I'm more concerned with figuring out how to get the sounds down in the first place. That's the learning curve I'm on now. How to get quality into the final mix is something I will think about later....

1 Deep-fried Mars Bars
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3 Submarine presence
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2 Heidbanger
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4 Blues wi the sheeps n coos
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5 Weegie man
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Mystic rabbit October 2009
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These are some of my first attempts at using Audacity. I took all the sounds from free samples on the Internet and just messed about with the various functions on the recorder to make them into something different.

I did the mix down very quickly - I'd call them 'demos' in the condition they're in at the moment. But, that's one of the benefits of doing things on the computer. I can come back and rework them later when I've learnbed a bit more.

Doing these five tracks taught me a lot about using the Audacity software: it's possibilities and it's limitations. I think I'm better at it now than I was at the beginning and I hope the quality will continue to improve as I do more work. When I'm a bit more proficient, I'll maybe come back and tweak the tracks and remix them .... and maybe not.

1 Your monkey just pissed in my beer
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2 Slim stream
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3 Sandalless
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4 A field of bees
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5 Fantapumper
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