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What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
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Can anyone give me the basic info or where to get info to start home recording on my computer? Thanks Garybobb

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rajiv Jun 21, 2010.

 

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Feb 21, 2011
Rajiv replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Listen to "Being outside the box" here I recorded it at 192 KHZ WAV format then ripped an audio CD using Sony Soundforge and ripped the audio CD to MP3 using the Zune CD ripping application for Windows. Due to the high frequency…"
Jun 21, 2010
Rajiv replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"My recording rig How to record using MIDI progressions using a DAW"
Jun 21, 2010
Rajiv replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Please check out these two blog entries on my guitar blog. Also, the quality of acoustic guitar and vocal recording will be vastly enhanced if you have recording gear that can oversample - which means go higher than the usual 44kHz frequency. I…"
Jun 21, 2010
Rick Riedel replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Why throw away tons of money on a MAC? Whjat's the reason? The only difference between a MAC and a PC is the case and the operating system. Oh, and the MAC's cost about 5 times as much for the same chips, disk drives and monitor inside.…"
Jun 17, 2010
Terence Martin replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"I use a Line 6 KB37, an Apex microphone and an ART tube preamp to record my Acoustic guitar on a PC using Reaper as the software. For just starting out this is probably way overkill though. I started out recording using just a regular PC microphone…"
Jun 17, 2010
Stephen Verderber replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Gary, if you have a PC with USB ports, get a USB interface (Lexicon Lambda, Tascam, Presonus), these have phantom power for a condensor microphone (like and AT2020). These interfaces also come with DAW software (Cubase). What I have learned is to…"
Mar 24, 2010
Charles replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"This is a neat link, however, I suspect that most PC laptops don't have this array of sound card interface built into them. I'm no Apple Geek either, but I wonder if the Mac Laptop popularity among recording musicians has something to do…"
Mar 15, 2010
Charles replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"The Apogee One demo is very similar to use of the Boss Micro. And it appears that it uses Garage Band and a Mac (or PC)for mixing the master. This seems to agree with the Micro. The compact unit does not provide much for full control mastering.…"
Mar 12, 2010
Ben Robertaccio replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"You guys might want to check out this product. It does it all with great sound quality. http://video.apogeedigital.com/2009/11/record-an-entire-song-in-garageband/"
Mar 11, 2010
Charles replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"For casual recording (4-track) I find the Boss Micro BR hard to beat. It has a built in Mic, but also handles electric PU input or an external Mic if you like. It is very compact....runs off of an AC adapter (extra purchase),..or AA batteries. Very…"
Mar 11, 2010
Ben Robertaccio replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"If you are just recording guitar and vocals than your mic and audio interface and/or mic preamp are very important when it comes to sound quality. I use a Macbook pro with Logic and a Duet. Given what you want to do Logic is a bit of an overkill.…"
Mar 10, 2010
Jason Tryon replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Just something you might want to think about There are other alternatives a wide variety of them with wildly mixed results. Shop around a lot before you buy. J."
Mar 10, 2010
DC replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"I vote for using Audacity , and the Blue Snowball Mic plug in and play.... easy directions, fast results!"
Mar 10, 2010
Bob replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Some of my recording has been with a keyboard player and we started out with a 4 channel Radio Shack mixer and mixed keyboard, guitar, and drum machine then plugged the mixer output to the PC line-in connector. At that time we used WavePad software…"
Mar 10, 2010
Gary D Richard replied to Gary D Richard's discussion What equipment will I need to record my music through computer
"Will a very basic mixer work, say a 4 channel?"
Mar 10, 2010

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