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#441
Hey guys, I'm looking to get something to record some guitar stuff. I dont really know anything about anything when it comes to recording devices and cables and whatnot. Wondering if you guys could help me out? Looking for something thats easy to use and really cheap. Not looking to break the bank (university student), just something that will let me record some tracks. Wondering if someone could help me and tell me everything that I'd need to get this done

Thanks
#442
I don't wanna be rude or anything, but did you read the first 4 posts of this thread?
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#443
This is great information. Just what I needed to know about getting started recording my first song, thanks! I think I'm going to go with the scarlet 2i4.
Last edited by Mason Bruce at May 12, 2014,
#445
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Hi Guys! I would like to hear your opinion on my current guitar recording setup and would ask for any suggestions to improve it a bit. Here's my chain:

Guitar > Vox AD15VT (modeller amp) > M-Audio Fast Track > Adobe Audition 3.0

Cheers!

I'd ditch the valvetronix from your chain, just go direct. The only time I've heard decent sounds for recording from one is a VT40+ that was modified to take external cabinets and we mic'd it up. And even then it was only comparable to software amp sims.
#446
Hey Guys,

Long time lurker, but first time poster here :P

I'd like to start recording my guitar on my pc. But I got a limited budget. Let's say I have about 100 euros to spend.

From the OP, only the Line6 Studio GX is at around that price. But from my experience with line 6 (I have a Spider 3) I'd like to avoid them. (Unless you guys say it's really a good DI for that budget)

How about the Steinberg CI1, is this good? Or is there anything else that you'd recommend in that price range or am I really just better off spending 80 euros more and getting the Scarlett 2i4?

Important for me, is that I can monitor from reaper, with the effects on, without noticable latency. Is that even possible? (It is what Line6 claims to be able to do on their gx)

Thanks
Last edited by nuithari at Jul 4, 2014,
#447
Don't compare the rest of Line 6's products to your Spider, that's known as one of the worst amps ever but most of the rest of their range is quite good.

That said, if you can afford the extra for the Scarlett, it's worth investing extra - always remember, buy cheap = buy twice. Possibly check ebay for used ones, that should make it more affordable.

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#448
maybe a dumb question but...

so I have a focusrite214 that I haven't unboxed yet. As far as final audio output to the monitors, is that going to come thru my computer headphone jack or will that come back thru the focusrite?

The reason I am asking is because my comp headphone jack is loose and u have to hold the cable down to her both channels lol.
#449
If you use the 2i4 as audio output device, the audio will come out of it and you'll have no need for loose headphones jacks whatsoever.
Name's Luca.

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#450
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If you use the 2i4 as audio output device, the audio will come out of it and you'll have no need for loose headphones jacks whatsoever.



ok, you are talking about doing that in reaper (just for recording purposes), or in windows (for everything)?

the comp will be used for recording and general use, I only have 1 comp at the moment
#451
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ok, you are talking about doing that in reaper (just for recording purposes), or in windows (for everything)?
Whatever you prefer - either only one or both.
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#452
Hi there everyone, just a quick question regarding interfaces. At the moment I am running from a Studio Projects VTB1 tube preamp directly into my pc via a jack to mini jack converter using my onboard realtek HD audio drivers. Now because the VTB1 is not an interface is me going directly into my pc bottle necking it? If so I have recently stumbled upon the Behringer XENYX 302USB mixer/interface which seems like exactly what I'd need for a basic interface because its relatively inexpensive and I'll be using the VTB1 preamp through it. Anyone have any experience with this? And would it be a worth while investment?
#453
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Hi there everyone, just a quick question regarding interfaces. At the moment I am running from a Studio Projects VTB1 tube preamp directly into my pc via a jack to mini jack converter using my onboard realtek HD audio drivers. Now because the VTB1 is not an interface is me going directly into my pc bottle necking it? If so I have recently stumbled upon the Behringer XENYX 302USB mixer/interface which seems like exactly what I'd need for a basic interface because its relatively inexpensive and I'll be using the VTB1 preamp through it. Anyone have any experience with this? And would it be a worth while investment?

It would definitely be better than using the method you're currently using, if only because you won't be at risk of damaging your PC.

Have you read through the recommendations on the first page?

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Marshall TSL602
Jet City JCA22H
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#454
I have yes, just wanted to clarify due to it not being guitar di into the pc. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated
#455
What do I use to record both drums and a live band? Generally speaking 9+ inputs?
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#456
No audio interface with more than 8 inputs have pre's, so you'll need two interfaces or one interface + a unit with pre's and a digital output.

My first choice on the relatively cheap would be two mackie onyx blackbird's or one of them + a behringer ADA8200.

Or, if budget's a problem, do some research and try some stuff and use up to 8 mic's so you can get away with one interface only.
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#457
Fisheth24 you can go hardware relatively cheap with say Tascam DP-24SD Digital Porta studio (8 track simultaneous recording) or something like the Zoom R16 or R24, which can double as audio interface.
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/production-recording/multi-track-recorders/zoom-r24-recorder-interface-controller-sampler

AFAIK the cheapest on the multitrack audio interface lines that I've heard people achieve decent results with are these
http://tascam.com/product/us-16x08/
http://tascam.com/product/us-20x20/

Like Spambot_2 said, mic preamps are usually limited to 8 on these so you will have to either get extra mic preamp or buy some kind of mixer that has what is called "insert points" or just use the master bus and aux bus on a mixer to submix a few sound sources.

I often do this on drums where I am limited on track count, or use a mixer to submix the rest of the band if we're tracking scratch takes.
Lots of options so it depends on what interface you get. If you were to get the Tascam that has 16 inputs and only 8 preamps, if you get a mixer with 8 inserts you can also feed the other 8 line inputs (9-16) via the insert points. Something cheap like a BEHRINGER EURORACK MIXER UB1622FX-PRO can be had for about $150 or less used so it might be a good choice to add 8 preamps and more routing flexibility on the cheap.

Example 1 (8 track interface)
ch1: kick
ch2: snare
CH3&4 overheads
CH5&6&7 toms
CH8 band mono submix scratch track from external mixer

On this one if you have more than 3 toms, you'd have to use the stereo bus on the external mixer to submix the toms, and you can still do bot the toms and the rest of the band via the mixer, as long as it has more than one stereo subgroup.

Example 2 (16 track interface with 8 preamps only)
Ch1: kick
Ch2: Snare
Ch3: SnareBottom
Ch4: Tom1
Ch5: Tom2
Ch6: Tom3
CH7: OHL
CH8: OHR

then the rest via inserts 9-16 can be your guitars, bass, vocals, etc.

Also - when tracking it might be helpful to isolate things, so guitars direct and vocals in another booth, everyone on headphones, is probably your best bet.
#458
1st day on the job and you necrobump lol

Naw, but that's probably what I'd do too.
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#460
Apparently it isn't.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.