#1
I need a help here, and i'll try to be as detailed as i can, so i can get the most accurate help. (Please be detailed, because i have been playing for years, but i'm clueless about recording)

What i want to know is : The equipment i need, how to set it up, instructions.

I need to record songs i wrote, at home. I'm not going professional, so i don't want expensive equipment. Just what i need to have relatively clear sound.

I don't wanna go simple at the same time, not to just plug my guitar into the computer, and have sound forge or acid pro or whatever, and just record multi tracks.


All i want is to record 2 guitar tracks or 3 at most. (I have songs that have piano, cello, bass, drums, but if that will require more gear, then just please mention what i need for recording 3 guitar tracks.)

I don't have a mac, so please don't suggest anything that has to do with garageband.


Please mention the smallest details.

Thanks.
Last edited by SocialismCross at Feb 5, 2009,
#2
There really is a lot to explain here, and it's not that I can't be bothered to do it as such, it's just that these threads pop up every day. Did you read the FAQ sticky for basic ideas about the equipment you might need ?

What exact budget are you working with?
How many tracks do you want to record at the same time ? Is that the 3 you were talking about?
Do you have Firewire ports?
Do you have any mics or have you budgeted for them?
Acoustic or electric or both?
Do you have any software or do you need to budget for that too?
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#4
I was in same position, researched for ages and ended up getting
Delta 44 and pluging it into my PCI card slot on PC, then an M audio DMP3 Preamp, and a Shure SM57, Then got Protools 7.4 (M powered) Which works thanks to the Delta 44
It sounds pretty good
Last edited by Bullet_Fan at Feb 5, 2009,
#5
Quote by tom708
protools, and you need a sound card with an input



That was a poor effort. First of all, he needs Digidesign hardware (or M-Audio) to even think about running Pro Tools...
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#6
First off based on what you said I am going to assume that you want to use your computer to record rather than a multitrack recorder.

www.tweakheadz.com
^read the guide on there to get most of your basic information

Basically you are going to need:
- an interface (usb2.0 or firewire prefered, but usb1.1 will work)
- A microphone (assuming you are doing acoustic anything or want to record an amp)
- DAW software (which it sounds like you already have)
- Cords to connect everything together.

Once you have read everything, then feel free to ask more questions.
Make sure you are as specific as possible with the information you give as well.

-Ryan
#7
Quote by Bullet_Fan
I was in same position, researched for ages and ended up getting
Delta 44 and pluging it into my PCI card slot on PC, then an M audio DMP3 Preamp, and a Shure SM57, Then got Protools 7.4 (M powered) Which works thanks to the Delta 44
It sounds pretty good


is delta 44 a mixer ?
#8
Quote by Jared R. Boyd
First off based on what you said I am going to assume that you want to use your computer to record rather than a multitrack recorder.

www.tweakheadz.com
^read the guide on there to get most of your basic information

Basically you are going to need:
- an interface (usb2.0 or firewire prefered, but usb1.1 will work)
- A microphone (assuming you are doing acoustic anything or want to record an amp)
- DAW software (which it sounds like you already have)
- Cords to connect everything together.

Once you have read everything, then feel free to ask more questions.
Make sure you are as specific as possible with the information you give as well.

-Ryan


THANKS!
#9
Quote by SocialismCross
is delta 44 a mixer ?



No, it is a PCI soundcard which allows you to input mics and other things to your computer. But anyway, read the stuff then ask specifics.
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#10
Quote by fridge_raider
No, it is a PCI soundcard which allows you to input mics and other things to your computer. But anyway, read the stuff then ask specifics.


Thanks for the reply.
Well, i have read the FAQ thread, like two times before posting my question ( NOT ALL, just the 1st part or something).

it's really helpful, but overwhelming. And it confuses me, especially that i don't get what most of the things on there are. And because i'm really CLUELess with recording equipment and mixers and stuff.
All what i know how to do, is to plug my amp into my ****ty soundcard and record tracks, and put them together wtih any track editor software.
And of course that will give bs results.