Garageband, Noise on vocal track.

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  1. EvilHomer484 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, Im new to this so go easy on me if im missing something here....

    Im recording an acoustic guitar track, instrument only , no vocals. Then im creating new track for vocals, playing the guitar track through headphones and singing along to it. I was hoping to get a track with pure vocals on it, however I get both the guitar and the vocals. I have the headphones ticked, and there is no output from the speakers on my mac when playing the guitar track , i dont see how the mic is picking up the guitar when recording the vocals, any ideas guys?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    The headphones you're using -- are they the "open" type, or are they "closed".

    By closed I mean "sealed can" types, so little or no sound can "escape outwards" when you are wearing them.

    Could you be hearing "bleed through" sound escaping from open-ear type phones?
     
  3. EvilHomer484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for the reply.

    I have been using in ear bud type headphones, which I guess are the open type. I think it could be a possibility that sound was coming from these and being amplified by GarageBand ?

    It's as if the output from the guitar track is being played back through GarageBand somehow and appearing on the vocal track. I will try different headphones to be sure.

    Is it best to have the "monitor" setting on when recording the vocal track ?
     
  4. EvilHomer484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive been given a solution by a work mate....

    switch on multitrack recording, toggle input source to mono for both tracks. Then record vocals whilst listening to guitar track over headphones. Problem solved.
     

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