#1
I just got the new macbook for christmas and i especially am looking forward to using garageband to record all of my songs. I want to know what i should buy that would effectively record all my bandmates ( two guitarists, singer, saxophone player, bass, and drums)...i need a mixer that has a USB interface for direct connect right?? how would i record my guitar? i have a POD 2.0, so if the mixer has a MIDI input i could connect that to the mixer right?? idk, i'm kinda confused by what i need to get...can someone give me a list of everything i'm gonna need for recording?? and if you could provide some links to specific products that would be great! i could use a good "how to" and a step by step deal...thanks much!
#2
Well, if you want to record each instrument individually, you'll need a Shure SM57 mic (or two) and a recording interface, like an M-Audio Fasttrack (about 100 bucks)
if you want to record all the instruments at the same time, you can either put a mic
in the middle of the room and record them all like that (which won't sound that great)
OR you can buy ALOT of mics, and either get a HUGE mixer or a HUGE recording interface.
So in other words, unless you're made of money.. you're gonna have to record each instrument individually with an SM57 and something like the Fast track,

http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUSM57LC

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOFASTTRACK

Oh, and obviously the more you spend on a recording interface the better quality you're going to get.
Last edited by Faux~Affliction at Jan 14, 2009,