#1
Ok, I see a lot of people on UG have these really nice recordings and say they only use Audacity and stuff. What would I need to do to make my recording to sound like that. As of now, my bass and vocals are going from mic>bp50 (bass effect pedal)>computer.

Would replacing my bass effect pedal with and M-Audio Delta 66 soundcard make my recordings sound a lot better? Also, are there any advantages to buying cakewalk sonar home studio 6 compared to Audacity? Finally, If I had the M-Audio Delta 66, would it be necessary to buy a line6 toneport Audio Interface?

If someone could help that would be great. Thanks in advance,
Biehayn
#2
*reported*

Completely irrelevant and useless, even more so than the band you love (j/k)

My advice would to buy a DI box (to convert the analog signal to digital = thereby cleaning up the sound) and either a better soundcard (internal, or external a la audio interface), which again, will clean up the sound.

However, you need to bear in mind that the biggest improvement is your skill as a producer: you can do fantastic recordings with literally just audacity and a 1/8" cable adaptor.

Good luck.

If you had the m audio delta, you probably wouldn't need a toneport, which no offense toneport users, because they're not particularly good.

You don't particularly need the effects pedal in the signal chain either (especially for vocals)
#3
^Mbox, Mackie Onyx Sattellite, Firebox - all of these are better than the Toneport imo.
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#4
Quote by Biehayn
What would I need to do to make my recording to sound like that.


Good AD/DA conversion and preamps (see the suggestions that thrice_removed made); just about any commercially available recording/sequencing app; playing/programming skills; recording skills/experience. That should do it.
#8
Creative's Audigy is stellar, you should check that out. It works as a good preamp. You can hook up mics to it, too. Best audio card on the market.
Last edited by Alienguitar at Sep 9, 2007,
#9
Quote by BrianApocalypse

My advice would to buy a DI box (to convert the analog signal to digital = thereby cleaning up the sound) and either a better soundcard (internal, or external a la audio interface), which again, will clean up the sound.


A DI box doesn't convert an analog signal to a digital one, it converts a high input signal to a line level signal.