#1
Hey! Im looking at recording my 6505+ and I know that I need an interface, a mic and some kind of software.
Im probably getting a Shure SM57, but Im open to interfaces. My budget for the whole set up is 300e. I think the SM57 will eat like 70e from it. Leaves me 230e for an interface. Im buying all used.

So if anyone could suggest me an interface for about 200e.

Also, which software should I get? Should I get Reaper or audacity? Ive done stuff with audacity and I think it sucked (or then it was me). Should I get Reaper (free) or pay for a software (cubase?)?
Id want to record my guitar, maby add some drum tracks (not recording) and MABY someday record vocals, but definately not at the same time as the guitar.
So which software would serve me well, is it the Reaper? (Ive heard you can use it free). Or is it worth buying one? Remember that I can only pay max 230e for an interface and software. And I assume Id be better off spending it all on an interface.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: and is Pro Tools out of the question, as some people say that the LE versions arent that good, and I might not be able to get drum tracks on it?
Last edited by fc89konkari at Apr 11, 2011,
#4
when using reaper for free, do I just use it for the test period of 30 days and then download it again or what?!? and all saved files are still there?
#5
nah after 30 days you just wait a minute and the thing that tells you about the trial goes away....(or so I have heard I have never used Reaper longer than a day or two)


or do the moral thing and pay 50 dollars...either way no one is judging you lol
#6
Reaper is NOT free.
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#7
M powered Pro Tools is definitely the way to go in my humble opinion. You can get an M-Box interface (mini) and Pro Tools 9 for quite a decent price nowadays (I think it's around £300 in the UK, perhaps more).

I know this is over your budget, but the analogue to digital conversion will sound yonks ahead of a lot of the other interfaces out there.

We have quite a few reviews on recording interfaces and products on our website:

www.sonicstate.com
#8
^ are you advertising? O.o (join date, April 2011)

Anyone think that hes an advertiser?

And anyone actually agree with the above dude?
#9
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Reaper is NOT free.


Really? Cause I know someone who has been using it for over 6 months without paying?

He says he just gets like a 5 second nag screen after trail expired. I know its not suppose to be free but they didn't do a real good job protecting it after trail ran out.

Either way I payed my $200 for my DAW so I don't really care either way I guess
Last edited by FireHawk at Apr 11, 2011,
#11
Cubase is fine but an interface should come before your software.
Any DAW can make a great mix if you actually know how to.

As for Reaper, it's not free but the evaluation never ends. I've been using it for a year without paying.

I'd say go with the SM57, Reaper, and a Focusrite Saffire 6 or Presonus Audiobox.
I think the Audiobox might come with a watered down version of some software. Just ignore that..
#12
Ok now as Ive learnt what I have to go for, Im getting a Shure SM57 and an interface. To make this the simplest possible for you:

What is the best USB interface with 2 mic inputs, (guitar and vocals, mainly guitar) for 200e?

Ill check the softwares out that you mentioned. Thanks!
#13
^^ +1.

I have been using Reaper for over two years. The evaluation will never end.

As for Interface, If I were you I would buy pod farm. It comes with a small interface for guitar to go directly to interface. You can use your Peavey but also will be able to experiment with others through Pod Farm.

HUGE variety for fair price, otherwise you could buy a Tascam US-1641. I'll sell you mine .
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#14
I had a Pod Studio GX and honestly it just sucked...
Ive seen peoples clips when recording with eg. a Fast Track Pro and the tone was much better.

Im pretty sceptic about VSTs now, but getting eg. a Fast Track Pro I could experiment with VSTs as well as micing.

Which interface with properties mentioned above captures the sound the best for max 200e?
#15
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What is the best USB interface with 2 mic inputs, (guitar and vocals, mainly guitar) for 200e?
read the post directly above yours instead of ignoring it.
#16
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M powered Pro Tools is definitely the way to go in my humble opinion. You can get an M-Box interface (mini) and Pro Tools 9 for quite a decent price nowadays (I think it's around £300 in the UK, perhaps more).

I know this is over your budget, but the analogue to digital conversion will sound yonks ahead of a lot of the other interfaces out there.

We have quite a few reviews on recording interfaces and products on our website:

www.sonicstate.com

I'm aware decent answers are already in this thread, so I'm only posting here to tell you that noone needs your advertising, and your opinion (assuming it's not just sales hype) is utter bumgravy and if you seriously have a site about professional audio gear and think Pro Tools M-Powered is, or ever has been, 'the way to go' then you are probably one of the 'pro tools' Avid loves for keeping their company afloat while PT HD slowly loses popularity outside the very biggest studios.

Do us all a favour, and head back over to your site - where you can continue living in your bubble of ignorance.
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Last edited by DisarmGoliath at Apr 11, 2011,
#17
toneport gx is pretty cool,thats the standard,there are much better models now though,audacity is pretty cool but most people will tell u reaper is better,i have reaper but i havent had a chance to record with it yet,audacity is pretty cool for starting out though.
#18
Free software wise- Reaper is REALLY good. Especially if you know how to use it.. been using it for a year now. The only downside of using the free version (which is the exact same as the unfree version) is the 5 second nag screen about the trial.

Great peice of recording software.


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#19
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Cubase is fine but an interface should come before your software.
Any DAW can make a great mix if you actually know how to.

As for Reaper, it's not free but the evaluation never ends. I've been using it for a year without paying.

I'd say go with the SM57, Reaper, and a Focusrite Saffire 6 or Presonus Audiobox.
I think the Audiobox might come with a watered down version of some software. Just ignore that..


So you're telling me the evaluation copy of Reaper 3 that came with my mixer doesn't end in 30 days? What about the Peavey MK III Revalver?
#20
Probably. I've never used Reaper that came with a piece of hardware, but if you download the program straight from the website then after the 30 day trial you can still evaluate the program forever.

I don't know about Revalver. It's a completely different program.
I think the Revalver demo is possibly unlimited, but every so often it'll play some noise.
#21
well, i'd suggest trying them both out. i've never personally used reaper, but im a constant user of audacity. it does not support 8 channel recording from, say, a firepod. but it still is extremely easy to use...

here's some quality i got out of it:
http://soundcloud.com/conspiracy-j/saturns-lullaby-drag-you-down

its also all in your sound card. the better it is, the easier itll be to record on the computer.
#22
I now got the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra and it came with a CD to install Line Lite 6 M-Audio enchanced. Is this from anywhere or should I stick with reaper? Im a beginner.
#24
You should do what Misha/Bulb did from Periphery when they recorded their first album.

He used a Presonus Firebox which is $300. You can get pro quality from it. I'd suggest lookin' into that if you're interested.