#1
I am using a hot rod deluxe as an amp.

I'm just experimenting at the moment, there is no vocals. but I am interested in learning how to record various pieces of music. What exactly do I need to make this possible please?
#2
an interface, editing/recording software
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#5
You tell us!

What exactly do you want to do?

Record just guitar? Drums?

Full band at once?
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#7
You need an interface like... They hook up to your computer via USB or Firewire.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMu-0404-USB-2.0-Recording-Interface?sku=242516

or
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-AudioBox-USB?sku=243007

and a mic like this.
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Shure-SM57-InstrumentVocal-Mic?sku=270102

Monitors or headphones would help as well. The interfaces usually come with bundled software to get you going out of the box.
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#8
I bought an SM57.

If I buy an interface will that have the cable that needs to go into the bottom of mic?

And then how does the music transfer onto my computer. lol
#9
Have you read the FAQ? Do that.

Anyway, you'll have to buy an XLR lead to connect your mic. The music will transfer via USB or Firewire as someone already said.
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#11
Depends what your plugging in to!
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#12
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What exactly is an interface used for? For a direct link or more control or what?



The interface provides mic preamps that raise the volume of the mic signal. They also replace your computers sound card which will give you a huge quality boost to your recordings.
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#13
Cheap recording rig: rockband/computer mic and Audacity. Works for me
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#14
Quote by willieturnip
Depends what your plugging in to!

Computer, or an interface. I have no idea what I should do.
#15
Quote by CHOCOmoney
Cheap recording rig: rockband/computer mic and Audacity. Works for me


Don't reccomend that to anyone, Someone will actually go out and buy it for that reason...

Get an interface with at least 4XLR(mic) Inputs and at least 8 line ins(or more).
Since you only are planning on recording guitar, get a USB mixer.
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#16
Quote by timbit2006
Don't reccomend that to anyone, Someone will actually go out and buy it for that reason...

Get an interface with at least 4XLR(mic) Inputs and at least 8 line ins(or more).
Since you only are planning on recording guitar, get a USB mixer.


Why the **** does TS need 12 ins for a little experimentation?!
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#17
Quote by timbit2006
Don't reccomend that to anyone, Someone will actually go out and buy it for that reason...

Get an interface with at least 4XLR(mic) Inputs and at least 8 line ins(or more).
Since you only are planning on recording guitar, get a USB mixer.


That's just excessive; if you only really want to record guitar and vox (and maybe Bass) you really only need a 2-4 input interface actually I would say 4 would be max starting out (if you wanted to do some basic drum recording)

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Why the **** does TS need 12 ins for a little experimentation?!


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#18
Quote by timbit2006
Don't reccomend that to anyone, Someone will actually go out and buy it for that reason...

Get an interface with at least 4XLR(mic) Inputs and at least 8 line ins(or more).
Since you only are planning on recording guitar, get a USB mixer.

i didnt mean go out and buy rock band. i meant if you have it, the mic works fine, and a cheap alternative would be a computer mic
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#19
Quote by timbit2006
Don't reccomend that to anyone, Someone will actually go out and buy it for that reason...

Get an interface with at least 4XLR(mic) Inputs and at least 8 line ins(or more).
Since you only are planning on recording guitar, get a USB mixer.



See, I don't mean to be a plain dick, but this just backs up the reason why you think willieturnip posted his 'who to listen to' thread.

You've even put that he is only recording guitar, so why would you even think about recommending an interface with that amount of inputs? And he should get a USB mixer as well? Because that would be pointless, along with an interface.

Unless you mean instead of an interface, but why would he do that either ? I don't mean to flame or bring anybody down, I'm just highlighting this because of how you reacted to willie's thread.
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