#1
okay, i dont have a job as im 14 but i do mow lawns over the summer so i dont have that much money as i would like to save some too, but my comps (iBook G4) mic isnt cutting it anymore as i would like to be able to record drums and guitar

first i am going to get a Shure SM57 and a Behringer Eurorack UB1202 mixer , but can i just go from the mixer's output straight to my computer's USB or whatever with a cable or do i need anything else to record into the comp, any help is appreciated.
Last edited by Teleprompters at Jun 11, 2006,
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Quote by crazyfool91
what the hell does that say. How am i supposed to understand that. lol

You'll need several degrees

Do you make all this money mowing grass?
The behringer will require another multitrack recorder, or I think it will. Are you sure it plugs into your computer?
#4
Via USB is not for the mixer. via USB is for an audio interface, I of course suggest an Audio interface over a Berhinger mixer as it will prove better results, but in the end money has it and the mixer wins. U can, however, connect the mixer to ur computer with one of these. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hosa-Stereo-YCable-Mini-Male--2-14-Mono-Males?sku=333053
The 1/4 male (the fatter one) will plug into the "main out" of the mixer and the 1/8 male (the skinny one) will plug into ur computer either "line in" or the mic jack. Not the best quality but it works
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#5
^That is an option. I personally use a Presonus Firebox as an audio interface, and a Behringer mixer for submixing the drums.

*Moved to R+R*
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#6
Quote by Schecter1277
You'll need several degrees

Do you make all this money mowing grass?
The behringer will require another multitrack recorder, or I think it will. Are you sure it plugs into your computer?

i make most of it mowing 2 lawns and i have some saved form other stuff (christmas, etc.) and i am asking if it will go directly into my comp or will i need something else? i dont want to have to spend too much though i currently have just enough for the mixer and SM-57, oh and i have a mac so i dont have a line in though i do have a PC in my house which may be okay

what other interfaces would i have to run inbetween the comp and mixer to go via USB?

thanks for moving this, i forgot about the recording forum
Last edited by Teleprompters at Jun 11, 2006,
#7
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
^That is an option. I personally use a Presonus Firebox as an audio interface, and a Behringer mixer for submixing the drums.

*Moved to R+R*

okay now i see what im looking for, the M-Audio Fast track looks like a good, cheaper alternative to the Firebox, this one is USB, what is better, firewire or USB?

if this one will work i will get this and the SM57, and then the mixer and drum mics later

or maybe this if i can get the money
Last edited by Teleprompters at Jun 12, 2006,
#8
Firewire is faster and "better" than USB, your YMMV though. USB is usually more prone to latency. I used to use my Powerbook line in, I was going to tell you to do that, but I just rembered iBooks don't have one(my mom has an iBook.)

The FW Solo looks decent, but I'd go with the Presonus Inspire for sure for that price range:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-INSPIRE-1394-FireWire-Audio-Interface?sku=241483

It has the option to plug in two mic's at once. The XLR jacks also multitask as 1/4" cable jacks too. The ratings are .5 higher too.


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#9
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
The ratings are .5 higher too.



Lol, I agree though
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#10
okay its down to the Inspire and the FW Solo, i like the fact that the FW Solo comes with a MXL990 condenser mic but the features arent as good as the Inspire, the Inspire also comes with Cubase LE wchich should be better than garageband, im pretty sure i will go with the Inspire though im not quite sure yet, i like that it has 2 mic and 2 instrument inputs and it just looks like its made of better quality, thanx
Last edited by Teleprompters at Jun 12, 2006,
#11
Sure, np.

If you get the Inspire, tell me how it goes
I'm thinking of maybe buying one for more inputs.
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