Is there any way to set up my PC so I won\'t have to hit the record button on Sonar, and then run into the next room wtih my sax in hand (tripping over mic cables)? It would be really nice if I could just stay in front of the dang microphone , and be able to record/stop/shuttle without having to move back and forth between rooms.
But if you\'re not using a midi keyboard controller you could try a wireless computer keyboard. I use mine in the same room to record guitar without being in front of the monitor. However, it does seem to have a range beyonjd a single room- I just walked down the hall with it, controlling as I went.. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Just set up a track to record on and hit \"R\" on your remote keyboard to start recording. The space bar stops it, and if \"W\" brings you back to the beginning of the track where you could erase \"CTRL Z\" and start over!
I know your scenario with hitting record and running into the next room.
My work around is:
1) to set up a 10-20 bar count-in which gives me plenty of time to walk into the room, close the door, get in front of the mic, play a few notes and adjust my instrument position.
2) Set up a two bar cue so that after the count-in finishes you know you\'re about to start recording your part. Usually, I\'ll just have this cue be two bars before my part or if it\'s at the beginning of the song, copy and paste a two-bar part from the drum line so I can still feel the tempo before I play my part.
3) set up up a loop record with each new take being recorded into a new track
It\'s not perfect but it\'s a cost effective way to get your take if you\'re a one-man studio. You don\'t have to buy another piece of software and you can use the sequencer\'s function that are already available.