Recording Finale 05/vdl2

ok, I am new to the whole midi thing but it has been a fun work in progress. The online forum has gotten me this far and I have never had to post a question but here we go.......

  I am usuing VDL2 with Finale 2005. I can get everything to play out when in Finale ( some sputters but I understand why and how to fix it eventually).
  I have a copy of cool edit pro..thinking that's all I needed. I made a mp3 from finale as I would have before VDL2. When I loaded that (in cool edit) it only played out the pit sounds. I now understand that it was because only the finale smart synth sounds were being read......I then got a copy of Audacity to record the sounds coming from my sound card....and this is where I am stuck. How do I do this ?

  I have hit record and then played the finale chart, but nothing recorded.What are the settings ? am I still missing something ? Am I going about recording this the wrong way ?

Thanks for any help in advance.
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�� I have hit record and then played the finale chart, but nothing recorded.What are the settings ? am I still missing something ? Am I going about recording this the wrong way ?
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This might be WAY to simple to mention (or possibly completely irrelevant), but on Audacity, did you set the Recording Source to ";What You Hear";? The drop-down menu is set by default to microphone (at least on my computer, and I have to change it).

That might be it. Sorry if it's not!
ER
So to make sure, the Cool Edit stuff got worked out, yes?
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... if the unison attacks sound too fat, you can imagine what a series of fast notes being played back with the same fat attacks would sound like. Not good! In real life, a drumline would adjust. VDL2 isn't that smart. At least not yet. :)
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Outstanding!!!
:)

Believe me, there was plenty of dirt to throw out from all those recording sessions. Those guys were amazing, but when you ask them to play one note with nothing before it or after it, it's a different ballgame.

Seriously though, if the unison attacks sound too fat, you can imagine what a series of fast notes being played back with the same fat attacks would sound like. Not good! In real life, a drumline would adjust. VDL2 isn't that smart. At least not yet. :)
Kudos to the 04 drumline for sounding like 1 person :-)

That's the goal anyways, right?
Snareline Lite and Snareline Full use similar sample pools and don't have any bearing on how many players your playback will sound like. These instruments were recorded using an 8-person snareline.

Try this - load the ";Solo Kevlar"; snare instrument. You should hear a pretty clear difference hearing a 'solo' snare and the 'snareline' instruments.

When you playback your snareline music in context with the full arrangement, the ";line"; sound should be clearer. By itself it might not be as noticeable.
ok , Yes I am on Windows, and I have gotten the recording to work.
�� Now any ideas on how to get my snare voice to sound like a full line instead of one guy ? I am using snareline lite and have used the full as well.
�� and Thanks dccollins , I will try your suggestion
Sounds like you're on Windows, so the recording thing I can't help with. As far as the sputtering goes, a specific setting helped me. In VDL2 beside the MIDI channels, there is a setting with musical notes. I don't have my manual for the exact name. (polyphony?) Lower this setting for all instruments. Before I got my new computer I had to lower all instruments by about 2/3's.

-Deano
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