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    i've 20x 1hr dj sets and each set has 1 track that i love. that is 20 tracks. i want to record these tracks off these sets so i can load them on to ableton and then export it into a long loop since i can stand listening to it for longer time.

    i'm using audacity to record, i tried steromixer and wave and the bass sounds louder while the mid/hi's lack in volume. the source that i'm playing the sets from vary from winamp and soundcloud.

    any ideas on how to record the same quality that i'm listening too. im tired of having to skip thru the dj set, or downloading the soundcloud sets just for 1 track. i want to just save these tracks that i enjoy listening to without having to go back to the set and jump through it.

    any ideas? THANKS IN ADVANCE.
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    So you're cutting tunes out of other people's sets to play in your own sets? Potentially unreleased tracks too?
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    Jesus Christ...

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    Maybe you can find out the title and artist with Shazam or something?
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    1. figure out a digital music store
    2. buy the tracks you like (guaranteed quality)
    3. ???
    4. profit?

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    Or just do it all in Ableton... whu use Audacity at all?

    edit. Ahh I see - you want to record whats playing in the browser/winamp etc.

    Yeah Audacity can be set to record what your pc is playing - should be an exact copy as well so not sure whats up.

    But yeah you should be buying the tracks even if it's just to listen to.
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    SoundCloud only streams at 128kbs so your best bet would be to download them and cut them up in Audacity

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutflow View Post
    i've 20x 1hr dj sets and each set has 1 track that i love. that is 20 tracks. i want to record these tracks off these sets so i can load them on to ableton and then export it into a long loop since i can stand listening to it for longer time.

    i'm using audacity to record, i tried steromixer and wave and the bass sounds louder while the mid/hi's lack in volume. the source that i'm playing the sets from vary from winamp and soundcloud.

    any ideas on how to record the same quality that i'm listening too. im tired of having to skip thru the dj set, or downloading the soundcloud sets just for 1 track. i want to just save these tracks that i enjoy listening to without having to go back to the set and jump through it.

    any ideas? THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    check the stream quality in winamp. most station will stream at 128 or 192. if you use the soundcloud downloader plugin that does not make the download the uploaded quality, only the player bitrate, i.e 128.
    a lot of hassle for a shitty rip really when you can just ID and buy the tunes eh.
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