#1
So im new to recording, and I was looking at those line 6 toneport processors. If I was to buy it, what would I need to set it up and how?

guitar -------> toneport --------> computer?

Also, what recording software do you recommend?
#2
recording is much, much more serious than that.

what you just described is pretty much a waste of time and money. you'll be so incredibly limited in what you can do with that.

so

get about 6 or 7 hundred dollars.

buy an MBOX and get ProTools M-powered.

then buy an MXL condenser microphone (or two) and a Tube Preamp. (behringer ultragains work and don't cost much)

that's how you make a beautiful recording.

examples at my website.

http://www.myspace.com/themusicmanoftenino

best luck to you later
If I had a nickel for every nickel that bill gates has - well, I'd have a lot of nickels.
#3
I dont need a 700 dollar rig. All I need is something that I could record a couple of songs with. Im in no way a proffesional, and as long as the outcome is listenable, im good.
#4
either way, you'll want a mic and software.

a decent program is at least 300 dollars.

and even a good interface doesn't have a good sounding preamp in it.

your thoughts right now may be that you just want to record a couple of songs...but it get addictive.

and a good recording studio session fee is about 500 dollars anyways.

I already put my opinion of gear up there.

and seriously, listen to the outcome on my website.
If I had a nickel for every nickel that bill gates has - well, I'd have a lot of nickels.
#5
Is there any chance I could "borrow" recording software from a torrent site?

Give me a name of a good recording program, and I'll check.

Edit: I already have 2 mics, so im good.

also, I dont understand all the components required for recording.
Whats a preamp? Im only 15, and Ive been playing guitar for a year. Im kind of clueless about this stuff.
Last edited by NigerRiver at Sep 19, 2006,
#7
but if you are making digital recordings isnt it enough to run the signal through a computer program, such that the effects that youwant are there? You are saying that you have to have a microphone in front of the speaker, and pipe THAT into the program? Dont you lose something depending on factors like spacing and the acoustic character of the room? Also the quality of the speakers and microphone?
#8
Quote by YamahaFan
recording is much, much more serious than that.

what you just described is pretty much a waste of time and money. you'll be so incredibly limited in what you can do with that.

so

get about 6 or 7 hundred dollars.

buy an MBOX and get ProTools M-powered.

then buy an MXL condenser microphone (or two) and a Tube Preamp. (behringer ultragains work and don't cost much)

that's how you make a beautiful recording.

examples at my website.

http://www.myspace.com/themusicmanoftenino

best luck to you later


Listened to your song "the man in the moon"

Pretty good song.

Things i dont like.

The skippy thing.. It really doesnt fit.

Also you kind of stole the chorus off Day tripper.
#9
Quote by Phorgot
audacity and a mic is all you need


But how would I connect a mike into the comp? Id still need the processor.
#10
.... you just put your mic into your computer in the back and not use a processor?
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio
Ibanez SA120
Peavey Raptor EXP
Takamine Electric Acoustic
Boss CS-3
Boss DD-6
Boss TU-2
Boss MT-2 (For use with my Vox)
MXR M-108 10-Band Eq
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Peavey JSX Head
Vox AD50VT
#12
get the little adapter thing, you can get it at like radioshack i tihnk.
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio
Ibanez SA120
Peavey Raptor EXP
Takamine Electric Acoustic
Boss CS-3
Boss DD-6
Boss TU-2
Boss MT-2 (For use with my Vox)
MXR M-108 10-Band Eq
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Peavey JSX Head
Vox AD50VT
#13
^He needs a good audio processor. That's what the interface does.

The Line 6 gear sounds bad.

Really digital and harsh.

Buy a real mic and an interface.
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#15
A mic into a soundcard wont' work. The soundcard can't boost hte volume enough for the mic to be loud enough. You need to get a mic preamp or an audio interface.
#17
Would I be able to use the boss mt-8 or the line 6 podxt live to record onto my computer? If so, how?