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BeHereNOW
04-02-2008, 08:12 PM
i have a little guitar/drum project which started as a hobbie and now turning into more serious... now we really want to get something recorded of our own on cd, mp3 or whatever... any pc of advise on what would be good for us to record something on home??? software? equipment?


this is our equipment so far:

a couple of these:
http://www.durc.com.mx/data/images/peavey_pr15NEO.jpg


mixer:
http://www.axemusic.com/Pictures/peavey_XR8300.jpg


monitor:
http://www.expandore.com/product/pro_audio/Yamaha/Mixers/Portable_PA_System/STAGEPAS_big.jpg

laptop:
http://www.sda-asia.com/develop/sda/features/pspic/pics/16/HP_LAPTOP44632b2d9f327.jpg

bballarl
04-02-2008, 09:20 PM
We just recorded a four song EP on Garageband (which I will be posting here for dl as soon as it is done). As long as you have decent mics and a good mixer, you should be able to make a solid recording.

BeHereNOW
04-02-2008, 09:43 PM
damn, well i think we got good of both mics/mixer
this garageband can be used only on macs?

hey when are you sharing that ep uh?

Tylerdurden31
04-03-2008, 03:57 AM
damn, well i think we got good of both mics/mixer
this garageband can be used only on macs?

hey when are you sharing that ep uh?

yeah....garageband = mac only


for PC there's Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Ableton Live, Cubase, Sound Forge, Digital Performer, Nuendo...all of which you'd want to get some sort of usb or firewire audio interface to use with

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 06:52 AM
hey thanks, I'll check all of them...
anyone specific you can recommend durden?

marooko
04-03-2008, 06:57 AM
We just recorded a four song EP on Garageband (which I will be posting here for dl as soon as it is done). As long as you have decent mics and a good mixer, you should be able to make a solid recording.

and a good laptop. i was recording with a good mixer but the PC i was using was crap and wasn't able to handle it.

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 07:04 AM
what do you mean by crap?
windows 3.11 ? ja!

are these software damn heavy on ram or what?

Alchemy
04-03-2008, 07:08 AM
I use a KORG D1600mkII.

http://www.soundexchange2.com/ProductImages/april05pics/Korg%20D1600MKII.jpg

And Cool Edit Pro on a laptop.

It does what I need it to, but I should look into upgrading soon.

Tylerdurden31
04-03-2008, 07:10 AM
hey thanks, I'll check all of them...
anyone specific you can recommend durden?

I've only used Pro Tools and Ableton Live.

Pro Tools has been the studio standard for a long time, but it's slowly losing ground. It's pretty solid for audio recording and editing, the only downfall, at least for Pro Tools LE, is that you need to have hardware attached to use the software.

Ableton Live is very capable of recording audio, but I haven't done a lot of it and I can't really say much about it. Most people use Live for looping and performing live...duh.

Otherwise, ask around, check out reviews. Some people hate Pro Tools, some people love it. Probably the same for all the DAWs.

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 07:17 AM
anyone can recommend something before i jump into blow 200 usd on what could be a pc of crap?


http://www.backstage.com.mx/store/osc/images/us122l[1].jpg

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 07:19 AM
I use a KORG D1600mkII.

http://www.soundexchange2.com/ProductImages/april05pics/Korg%20D1600MKII.jpg

And Cool Edit Pro on a laptop.

It does what I need it to, but I should look into upgrading soon.


thanks!
reviewing.........

downingthief
04-03-2008, 07:31 AM
I would avoid anything from Cakewalk, at least for your first venture. I personally love their stuff, but they can be a bit hard to manage through.

Some of the best recordings I have ever done or been a part of have been on the simplest equipment. Sometimes, you can go too overboard. :)

goatparade
04-03-2008, 07:39 AM
you can get pro tools for windows...but you can get cool edit pro online for free and its about as good as garageband...which doesnt say much

unknowndrummer66
04-03-2008, 07:46 AM
aight man this is what you need for recording

2 condenser mics
one dynamic mic for vocals

a mixer

computer with cakewalk

you dont need fancy editing or mixing


you mic your amp and place the mic 3 inches away from the grill
have the mic go through the mixer and into the comp
set the metronome and play


then for drums set th mics above the right side of the set inbetween the floor tm and bass drum

set th other condenser above the hi hat snare and crash

record with metro

thats all

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 07:52 AM
simplest equipment, thats what i'm looking for to start on something... ideas?

Tylerdurden31
04-03-2008, 07:56 AM
one dynamic mic for vocals

if you're gonna record vocals a condenser would definitely be better. Dynamic mics are good for live, but recording a condenser would make the vocals sound better, unless you're doing metal or something like that.

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 08:00 AM
i'm listening to 'horrors - gil sleeping' while reading this, great!

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 08:03 AM
hal no metal..... i'll check both on the mics... thanks

ragingdave
04-03-2008, 12:46 PM
You might want to pick up a small console, like say this Neve or an SSL.

http://www.ams-neve.com/images_news/preview88RS.jpg

bballarl
04-03-2008, 12:49 PM
DAVE PM.

ragingdave
04-03-2008, 12:57 PM
ANDREW REPLIED.
PM.

bballarl
04-03-2008, 01:00 PM
OKAY.

woogie846
04-03-2008, 02:08 PM
The only thing I've ever used to record music is Garageband.

bballarl
04-03-2008, 03:21 PM
And as long as you have good mics, a decent mixer, and basic recording skills, you can make a good sounding record.

BeHereNOW
04-03-2008, 03:35 PM
The only thing I've ever used to record music is Garageband.


i wish i could afford an ibook,
i would have to sell my drums tho =\

bballarl
04-03-2008, 03:59 PM
Yeah, don't do that.

wmgaretjax
04-03-2008, 04:36 PM
I dig Digital Performer. I do not dig Pro Tools.

ragingdave
04-03-2008, 06:15 PM
That's because you are a moron.

BeHereNOW
04-04-2008, 10:58 AM
anyone have an opinion on this baby?


"In spite of a handful of moans, I was impressed by the PMD720 -- it's fun to use, and it sounds great. The meters give a fair indication of what's going to tape, the dbx noise reduction does a fine job of masking hiss, and the microprocessor-controlled transport is really responsive. If I was being picky, I'd comment on the sticky faders, although they did seem to loosen up during the review. Sound quality after bouncing is remarkable: bouncing three tracks plus an overdub onto track four produced a backing track that sounded virtually as good as the originals. Apart from the lack of stereo, you'd hardly know the difference. It's even possible to go one bounce further without seriously compromising the sound quality of the end result."
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/aug94/marantzpmd720.html?print=yes


http://img1.iwascoding.de/2/2008/04/01/9143A42CD7344A778105001F42687CF6.jpg

wmgaretjax
04-05-2008, 08:20 AM
That's because you are a moron.

that's right. without having any clue of what I might be working on with this incredibly broad-use software, my preference of one over the other designates me as a moron.