Join Matt Piper for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto and manual recording modes, part of Learn Music Memos: The Basics.
- [Voiceover] In this video, I want to jump right into recording with Music Memos. So, I'm going to launch the app, and I'm gonna be recording my guitar, so I'd like to check the tuning. I see that there is a tuning fork in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. So, I'll press that, and check my tuning. (guitar chords) So you can see, my D is a little bit flat.
It turns red to tell me that it's a little sharp or a little flat, and to the left on the indicator, it's showing me that it's flat, to the right, it's showing me that it's sharp. (guitar chords) These all look pretty close. Let's hear what they sound like together. (strumming guitar) I think that's close enough for now, so I'm going to turn off the tuner, press the button here. All right, now I'd like to record, and it looks like the easiest way to start recording would be to press the big blue button in the middle of the screen, that's the Record button, so I'll do that.
(guitar music) I'll press Record again to stop recording. Now you can see at the bottom of the screen, there's a waveform. That's the waveform for what I just recorded. You'll notice to the left, there's sort of a flat line, which is silence, and then you see the waveform where I actually started playing.
That's because there was a little bit of time between when I pressed the Record button and when I started playing. If I sweep over to the right here, to the end of the song, you can again see the end of my last chord, and then that little bit of waveform activity on the far right is where I started talking right before I pressed the record button again to cease recording. So I can trim that silence and that extra noise from the beginning and the ending, that's no problem.
But, I'd like to show a really cool feature on Music Memos, which is auto-detection. I can actually arm auto-detection, and then Music Memos will sit and wait for me to start playing something that sounds like music. When it detects music is happening, it will actually start recording, and when it thinks that I've stopped playing music, it'll stop recording. So, let's see how well this actually works. I'm going to press the Auto button in the upper left and then play some music. (guitar music) And it stopped.
Let's see how it did, let's see what it captured. I'll just press Play here at the bottom. (guitar music) All right, and I just pressed Pause to pause the playback, and you can see that auto has started recording again.
So, I'm gonna stop recording here, and I'm gonna press the Auto button, which now disarms it. You can see the Auto button is now blue, it's not red anymore. So, that actually worked pretty well. It really did just start recording when I started playing music. Nine times out of 10, it will ignore talking or ambient noise, and actually just pick up when you start playing music. But as you saw, every once in a while, it hears some music in everyday sounds. So that's recording in Music Memos at its most basic.
Later on in the course, we'll be adding drums and bass to out musical ideas. And in the next video, I'll show you how to review, rename, tag, and rate your musical ideas.