On 06/23/2015 05:14 PM, Frank Cox wrote: <<>> > I think I will try to do this with Audacity as Fred Smith suggested. > If I record the speaking part first, I can then somehow play it back > and record the piano track while listening to the voice track to get > the timing right. What I'm doing doesn't really have a beat or > rhythm like a song -- it's a dramatic reading, but some of the words > have a note or chord to sound along with them so getting it > coordinated will be the challenge. . thinking about that, i agree to voice then music. i was thinking along lines of a song, not a reading. a reading would be more like adding music to a silent film where the music accents the action. in your case, the music would accent the tone and emphasis of your voice. as for usb, i thought back to when i went to a band recording set up with a friend, i was cautioned not to step on any of the cables connected between the equipment. i was told that they were usb cables and they were fragile. the cables also connected to a computer. maybe there was something special going on as like they were using all digital musical instruments. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#MIDI anyway, how about posting where we can listen to your efforts. -- peace out. -+- If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! -+- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. -+- CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .