#1
Hey guys and gals,
just wondering what people used whilst recording at home.
If you could say: Guitar(s), Amp(s), Effect(s), Microphone(s) and Software you use.

Mine is very crap cause i have no budget, I'm 13, Its a behringer strat copy through a digitech rp55 to either a marshall G10MK2 or a behringer GM108. Recorded with a guitar hero world tour mic on to Mixcraft.
#4
Right now mine's ugly.

Propellerheads Reason 4
Ableton Live 7 LE
Guitar Port

I bought Ableton with the hopes of pulling Reason tracks in and tracking guitar from Guitar Port over them, but I haven't had the patience to figure it all out. I've been able to get it to work, but it's sloppy. If I had a full version of Live, I could rewire Reason into it and skip a big, hairy step in the whole process, but I don't have the money.

Instead of a full version of Live, I'm looking at Propellerheads Record which is supposed to be coming out next month. Since I'm a registered Reason user, I can pick up Record at an upgrade price of like $150. Record comes with the POD Farm software integrated so I can run Reason and track guitars in one program.

If I get the money/time/ambition, I'd also like to get a full version of Live, then load up on Native Instruments software and other VST's. I've had Rob Papan's soft synths come strongly recommended.

Reason is great, but it's mastering/final sound doesn't compare to others. I'm curious how Record will improve this, if at all.
Guitars:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR
Ibanez S-470 with Seymour Duncans
Ibanez RG-321
Schecter Damien 6
Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry

Amps:
Kustom 12 Gauge
#5
daw: reaper, cubase
interface: profire 2626
pres: (soon) api 3124
monitors: krk rk5s
mics: audix i5, sen e-609, sm57x3, sm58, sen 604s x3. audix f15x2, rode nt5s(soon)x2, sm7b, beta 52, at 4040*
guitars, blueridge 160x i think, shecter c-1xxx w/blk outs, esp h-201 w/emg
bass: goth firebird
amps - engl e-520, peavey XXX, peavey 5150, mesa 3chan dual rec*,orange rocker 30* marshall valve state first series 8100
cab - mesa 4x12 OS, orange fpc 2x12*, marshall 1960b* ampeg svx 8x10
software
ampeg svx
revalver
various of free epic plugins
waves API
steven slate 3
ap trigga
reason w hyper drum pack
ediroll orchestra
superior 2.0
ez drummer
midi: usb m-audio key station 45
headphones: senheiser 212 pro and presonus hp4 headphone amp


all items with * must be rented (for cheap) before recording begins
Last edited by CatharsisStudio at Aug 4, 2009,
#6
TASCAM USS122L Interface
Garageband (plus Voices, Symphony Orchestra and Remix Jampacks)
Shure SM57 Mic
M-Audio KeyRig 25 Midi Controller
PRS Paul Allender Model SE
Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo Amp
Godin Freeway 5-string Bass
Ampeg Musicman 115 Bass Amp
Planet Wave cables

Thats all I can think of; I'm in desperate need of a couple of good monitor speakers though. Then I'm planning on upgrading to using logic (when I can afford the $500 suite) and then getting a better interface. Eventually I'll need a desktop Mac too, my Macbook isn't gonna cut it for too much longer.
#8
Mackie Onyx Satellite
Shure SM57
Gibson SG Stndrd
Mesa Boogie Roadster/Orange PPC212
Rokit 5s
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#9
Interface: M-Audio Fast Track Ultra
Software: Garageband... will upgrade to Logic eventually (when I get better at this)
Mics: SM58, SM48, SM57, Oktava MK-219
Monitors: no speakers right now, soon to get KRK rk5s but I've been using Sennheiser and Sony headphones
Guitars: Epiphone Les Paul Std, MIM Fender Strat through a Blues Junior and various pedals. I also have a Fender P-bass and some crappy drums.
#10
daw: protools, reaper

interface: mbox 2

monitors: m-audio bx5a

mics: sennheiser e609, m-audio nova, sennheiser e815 (x2... mostly for band practice)

guitars: fender telecaster deluxe, peavey wolfgang special

amps: peavey 5150, marshall jcm900

cab: marshall 1960a, marshall 1960b

stompboxes: line 6 dl4, line 6 fm4, ehx small clone, mxr phase 90, vox v847, fulltone fulldrive 2, boss tuner,

software: melodyne, addictive drums, reason, freeware (gsnap, nick crow amps, etc)

midi: roland TD-3 electric drums, some **** keyboard
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#11
hahaha. mine is pitifull.

Fender Telecaster, Rock Band USB Mic, and Audacity. It surprisingly sounds pretty good though
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#12
Guitars - Yamaha ERG121c, Vintage VJ6EMR
Amps - Yamaha GA15, (borrowed - Peavey RAGE 15, Laney 2x12 cab)
Effects pedals - Boss Metal Zone, Digitech RP55
Daw's - Reaper, Kristal
Software - Guitar Rig 3, All the AcmeBarGig stuff, All the LePou amps, Kefir, Voxengo Boogex, Dirthead, Gsuite, all the Free Amp amp sims, Nick Crow's 7170 & 8505 amps, Native Instruments KORE with a couple of added soundpacks.
#14
Guitar: PRS Singlecut 245
Amp: Cornford Harlequin
Mixer: Mackie 1604 VLZ-Pro (interface only has 2 channels with preamps, and 6 without)
Interface: Motu Ultralite
Mics: SM57, SM58x3 (I do a fair amount of live engineering), Rode NT5x2, sE2200a, AKG D112 (soon)
Monitors: Not decided yet, but getting some around christmas time.
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (soon)
DAW: Logic Studio
Plug-ins & VSTi's: Amplitube 2, AmpegSVX, Melodyne, Ozone 4, Akoustik Piano, Elektrik Piano, Edirol Orchestra.
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#15
Guitar: Washburn 7 string and a Washburn 6 string ( i dont really know the model #'s as the 6 is my bros old one and the 7 i bought from a friend)
Bass: Ibanez sr506 6 string bass,Yamaha 4 string bass, 4 string Elektra westone fretless bass (Its Vintage!!!)
Soundcard: M-audio Fast Track Ultra
Monitors: KRK Rokit 5
Daw:Reaper
Microphone: AKG Perception 220 (im going to get a sm57 as you pretty much cant go wrong with one)
MIDI: Yamaha PSR-540 (I just use it as a midi controller so im saving up for an 88 key midi keyboard) Alesis Trigger I/O
Software: Guitar Rig 3,Superior Drummer 2.0, Drum kit from hell, freeware and samples from Computer Music, and short circuit sampler.
Drum: I got a Tama drum set from my bros friend, not really recording quality but good enough for me jamming with my friends. I'm also building an electronic drum kit from a practice remo drum set and some practice cymbals, hence the Alesis Trigger I/O
#16
Quote by Sonny_sam
Guitar: PRS Singlecut 245
Amp: Cornford Harlequin
Mixer: Mackie 1604 VLZ-Pro (interface only has 2 channels with preamps, and 6 without)
Interface: Motu Ultralite
Mics: SM57, SM58x3 (I do a fair amount of live engineering), Rode NT5x2, sE2200a, AKG D112 (soon)
Monitors: Not decided yet, but getting some around christmas time.
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (soon)
DAW: Logic Studio
Plug-ins & VSTi's: Amplitube 2, AmpegSVX, Melodyne, Ozone 4, Akoustik Piano, Elektrik Piano, Edirol Orchestra.


give me your ****ing rodes. <3
#17
Quote by CatharsisStudio
give me your ****ing rodes. <3


Seriously, consider the sE1a's or AT4041's.

I have the rodes and they are great for overheads & acoustic guitars, but they have a very bright characteristic. This is great for recording the aforementioned things, as it adds a slight sparkle, but if you ever wanted to record a mellow piano, or just a stereo classical performance or something with them, you may find them too bright.
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Last edited by Sonny_sam at Aug 4, 2009,
#18
for my home set up I'm running Reason 4, FL8 and Sonar 8 with a Presonus Audio Box and and an M-Audio keystation 61 es.

I actually work in a studio part time and use that for any serious recording, I just use my home setup for demos.
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Quote by Sonny_sam
Seriously, consider the sE1a's or AT4041's.

I have the rodes and they are great for overheads & acoustic guitars, but they have a very bright characteristic. This is great for recording the aforementioned things, as it adds a slight sparkle, but if you ever wanted to record a mellow piano, or just a stereo classical performance or something with them, you may find them too bright.



thats what i am talking about i need better overhead mics. hahah and i ma buying a set of nt5s soon
#20
They are pretty good if you just want them for overheads. My main priorities are getting some decent listening aparatus & a kick drum mic.
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#21
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
for my home set up I'm running Reason 4, FL8 and Sonar 8 with a Presonus Audio Box and and an M-Audio keystation 61 es.

I actually work in a studio part time and use that for any serious recording, I just use my home setup for demos.



what does that studio have?
#22
Quote by CatharsisStudio
what does that studio have?


too much stuff to list, but it revolves around a protools HD3 rig (and 3 sony tape machines) with tons of rackmount gear and genelec 1036As.
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#24
Forgot to mention my M-Audio Axiom 49. Pretty cool MIDI controller.

I'm also looking at upgrading my soundcard and my speakers to studio monitors. I have had the NI Audio Kontrol recommended, but I see a lot of M-audio Fast Track Ultra's floating around here...

Anyone see any disadvantages to the M-audio Fast Track Ultra?
Guitars:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR
Ibanez S-470 with Seymour Duncans
Ibanez RG-321
Schecter Damien 6
Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry

Amps:
Kustom 12 Gauge
#25
Quote by CatharsisStudio
then you must not have any ****ing clue what you are doing if you don't know the gear you work with tbh got any pics of it?


I know what all the stuff I use is, I just don't feel like listing it, because there's tons of stuff, I'll ask one of the guys that owns it for a pic later. but I actually don't use most of the rack stuff anyway (major exceptions being the Fairchild compressor that they have and the BBE sonic maximizer, and also occasionally this LPF they have that they converted from an old Moog module.) I usually handle most of the effects and whatnot with sofware, bcause that's what I'm more comfortable with. There's also all of the standard DI boxes and impedance/voltage conversion stuff.

as for mics I tend to stick with sure SM-57s and a Neumann BCM 705, though I also use SM-58s, PZMs, and a few different condenser mics (mainly this AKG tube powered mic and some shure condenser mic)
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Quote by CatharsisStudio
you should never ever ever ever ever ever ever use a sonic maximizer in a studio


Where did you hear that? it has it's uses for some of the crappy mixes I get asked to master sound "nice" (I master in the studio, because they have a really nice acoustically sound control room and extremely good monitors.) You can also use it as a creative effect occasionally, and it works ok sometimes on vox. It's a pain in the ass to get the settings right, but it has its uses.

ETA: if you're talking about using it on guitars, then yeah I have to agree with you there.
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Last edited by Kid_Thorazine at Aug 4, 2009,
#29
I plan on doing so eventually once I get some songs done that I feel like releasing. (ETA, most of the electronic stuff on my profile has been mastered, albiet on my home computer without half of the crap that I have access to i the studio)
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#30
this isn't the place to argue :P
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#31
Guitars: Gibson Explorer, Jackson DK2M Dinky, Fender Squire (MIJ) HSH strat w/DiMarzio Tone Zone/Air Norton, Fender Squire strat, and a Honher acoustic (forgot the model).
Bass: Ibanez GSR 200
Amps: Mesa Boogie F-50 head, custom built 2x12 cab.
Effects: Dunlop Crybaby from Hell, MXR GT-OD, Boss CE-2
Software: Cubase LE4
Mics: Shure SM57, Studio Projects B1
Headphones: Seinheiser HD 280 Pro
Monitors: KRK Rokit 6's
Interface: PreSonus Inspire 1394

So as you can see, the recording gear is still kind of limited, but as funds allow it, that will be changing
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#32
Quote by marcus00
Forgot to mention my M-Audio Axiom 49. Pretty cool MIDI controller.

I'm also looking at upgrading my soundcard and my speakers to studio monitors. I have had the NI Audio Kontrol recommended, but I see a lot of M-audio Fast Track Ultra's floating around here...

Anyone see any disadvantages to the M-audio Fast Track Ultra?


I have it and its a pretty nice setup. Ive so far noticed no Latency and the only problem i had is installing driver. There was two problems with that you have to install the drivers for EVERY usb drive you use and the one on the cd doesnt work, you have to go online. THose are minor issues. also i did experince minor pops on my laptop but switched USB ports and that solved everything. theres 4 mic preamps and two regular inputs in the back. IMO Six inputs is prob more than most will need (Unless your going to be recording Neil Peart's drum set ) Overall sound quality is top notch.
#33
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Washburn X50PRO
Mesa/Boogie Express 5:25
Encore acoustic
Squier P-Bass Special
Line 6 LowDown 15
Shure SM57
SE Electronics SE1000a
M-Audio ProFire 610
Apple MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 4GB
Logic Pro 8