#1
Hey, my friends and I have been in a band for while now, playing mostly punk and hardcore, and I was wondering if any of you equipment-virtuosoes out there had any idea of any equipment (mics, preamps, mixers, software, etc.) that would be good for some simple, but decent-quality recordings that would also be relatively cheap. Please be specific if you can, and thanks!
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#2
well for guitar amps and drums (not cymbals) go for dynamic mics (i would reccomend the sm57 from shure),use small diaphram condensers on the hats and cymbals get a mixer to make all these into one channel or track.If your singer is a screamer then get another dynamic mic for him,if not a large diaphram condenser will do well. Then get a recording interface,that will take the ouput from the mixer into the computer.Then you will need a recording software or "sequencer" (most recording interface come with this.
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Hey, my friends and I have been in a band for while now, playing mostly punk and hardcore, and I was wondering if any of you equipment-virtuosoes out there had any idea of any equipment (mics, preamps, mixers, software, etc.) that would be good for some simple, but decent-quality recordings that would also be relatively cheap. Please be specific if you can, and thanks!


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I don't know what kind of system you want...you could have a multi-track recorder like this and be done with things. Or you can get really good sound with Firewire/PCI(e) based interfaces and a computer with good software.
#4
Do you plan on recording physical drums? If so the price jumps up about $500-800 more than it would be if you just want to record vocals, bass, and guitar. If you just want to do the later I highly suggest a Mackie Onyx Satellite, which is a firewire interface and allows you to record two instruments simultaneously, however, you will almost always want to only record one instrument at a time.

Mic wise I would recommend a Shure SM57 as well as possibly a condenser, the MXL 990 and 991 are good as well as the AKG Perception 200 and the Rode NT1-a.

For software I would download either audacity or Reaper. Both are free with Audacity being easier to use but less powerful, and Reaper being more complicated, but with pro-level features.
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