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After watch various videos of folk paying the Orla, whether it's the GT3000 or the Grand Theatre GT9000, the complaint is the same..... outside sounds, even a whisp of air passing the microphone can ruin a good recording, especially after you have been practicing like there is no tomorrow. So, what can you do? The answer is a simple one.

RECORD DIRECT into your PC/MAC. Easier said than done I hear you say, well actually it is very simple. You need a device called an interface. You can get various types of interfaces, either audio, midi or a combination of both. THe prices can vary quite a lot from about £40 through to like WOW!

On a personal note I use the Steinberg UR22, this does both MIDI and Audio, and you also get a free copy of their Cubase Ai which is basically a cut down version of the full blown Cubase. I say cut down, but don't let that fool you, even though it is a cut down version it still has some fantastic capabilities. With it you can record multiple tracks of both audio and midi together. Want to know how Klaus Wunderlich got those fantastic sounds? Stick with me, I will show you guys in time. And yes, with even the GT3000 and Cubase, you can do this, all it takes is a little practice.

Using the UR22 is so simple, all you need to do is, connect the left and right audio out from your Orla (which is at the back) to the audio in of the interface, from the interface its a connection from that to your PC via a USB lead. Load the drivers and you are ready to go.

This is the screen from Cubase Ai8. It looks daunting but once you get to grips with it, it's surprisingly easy, and interesting.

Those coloured lines you see, they are your tracks. So, as a suggestion, you could start with your first track, the piece of music that you are going to play, the drums/styles, left and right hand, all one your first track. the next track, you could add some other instruments like singe not strings as a counter harmony with your music, the possibilities are endless.


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