#1
I am looking for suggestions for recording equipment. (for personal use)

I am converting half of my garage into a "home studio" type thing. Otherwise known as a man-cave that I can escape and play guitar at whatever volume I would like.

I want to preferably mic my AC30. I am looking for something that I could hook up to my computer. I would prefer to mic the amp as opposed to buying some sort of direct box so please no POD suggestions I have owned one in the past and hated it. I am looking at things similar to the TASCAM starter set ups that have the mics and such. My budget is $500 USD firm, I can't go more then that. Like I said it doesn't have to be super great quality just good enough that I can record and possibly post my stuff for critiques and such.

So if anyone has any experience with these types of things I'd love to hear it.
#2
Are you going to be recording drums? How many mics will you be running at a time?
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#3
No drums, just guitar, maybe vocals. So say at least 2 mics but as many as I can get at decent quality within my budget.
#4
I currently have the Tascam US-2000. It's a really good unit, which I consider to be somewhere between a Pod and a full-blown mixer. It's a rackmount unit that comes with Cubase. It has 16 inputs, 8 are mic/instrument and the other 8 are line. If you think that you'll never use all the inputs, then you need to think about future expansion and growth. I thought I'd never use all of mine, but in just a couple of years, I've gotten to the point where I've outgrown mine and am looking at buying a 24-channel mixer and ADAT. I've gone the direction of outboard, rackmounted equipment (compressors, effects, etc...), which can be done with the US-2000, but not quite as well as it can be done with a true mixer. The US-2000 and Cubase are really geared towards plug-ins, which are fine, but I prefer the real thing. The 2000 fits into your budget, so long as you have a PC with USB2.
Last edited by KG6_Steven at Apr 9, 2011,
#5
I use a Shure SM-57(~100.00) and mic my amp

M-Audio USB Interface Has(~119.00) - This only has 1 mic input though but it does the trick

I also spent 40 bucks on an amp/mic combo stand for about 40 bucks.
It does the trick for me for basic recording.

If you're gonna want more mics just find an interface with more mic inputs. I think M-Audio has one for about 150ish...
#6
If you own a mac
or you have ubuntu
get an apogee one and a sm57
You wont get a better advice than this
other cheap interface can record many instruments at a time but they lack the BALLS but in apogee one there is only one input but that is godly
google google
btw wrong fourm
#7
Quote by KG6_Steven
I currently have the Tascam US-2000. It's a really good unit, which I consider to be somewhere between a Pod and a full-blown mixer. It's a rackmount unit that comes with Cubase. It has 16 inputs, 8 are mic/instrument and the other 8 are line. If you think that you'll never use all the inputs, then you need to think about future expansion and growth. I thought I'd never use all of mine, but in just a couple of years, I've gotten to the point where I've outgrown mine and am looking at buying a 24-channel mixer and ADAT. I've gone the direction of outboard, rackmounted equipment (compressors, effects, etc...), which can be done with the US-2000, but not quite as well as it can be done with a true mixer. The US-2000 and Cubase are really geared towards plug-ins, which are fine, but I prefer the real thing. The 2000 fits into your budget, so long as you have a PC with USB2.


I was looking at these good to hear good reviews about them I may end up going this route.

Quote by deepsal


If you own a mac
or you have ubuntu
get an apogee one and a sm57
You wont get a better advice than this
other cheap interface can record many instruments at a time but they lack the BALLS but in apogee one there is only one input but that is godly
google google
btw wrong fourm


Will this work with a standalone (boot cd) version of Ubuntu or do I actually have to do a full install?

And sorry about the wrong forum.